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International Housewares Association

Contact: Deborah A.Teschke
Senior Manager, Public Relations & Communications
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IHA Announces Finalists for Global Innovation Awards (gia) for Product Design
12 Categories, 60 Finalists Named

ROSEMONT, ILL (Feb. 17, 2016)-The 60 finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design have been announced by the International Housewares Association. Winners in each of 12 categories will be announced in during the invitation-only gia dinner Saturday, March 5. The finalists and winners will be on display in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center Lobby. The 2016 International Home + Housewares Show opens at 10 a.m. on March 5 and runs through 3 p.m. March 8.

More than 500 entries were received and were judged by a panel of industry experts and news media. The finalists will also be on display in the New Product Showcases located in the Buyers Club in each Show building.

"Congratulations to all of the finalists for an IHA Global Innovation Award for product design," said Phil Brandl, IHA president & CEO. "Our world-renowned gia program is the ultimate awards event in the industry, honoring excellence in both housewares retail and product design."

The finalists are:

Bath & Personal Care
Better Living Products Int'l., Inc
BRZ Brands
Gleener Marketing Inc
MadeSmart Housewares

GLIDE Shower Shelf
Towel Warmer
Gleener On the Go
Expanding Bath Tray
spin cabinet

Casabella Holdings LLC
Kuhn Rikon Corp
SunState Laboratories, LLC
Urine Off by Bio-Pro Research LLC

360 Ironing Board
Stay Clean Scrubber
DAZZ Cleaning Tablets
Urine Off Find It - Treat It Kits

Cook & Bakeware
Alessi USA, Inc
Charcoal Box USA
Innobaby LLC
Le Creuset Of America Inc
MC Appliance Corporation.

Pulcina design Michele De Lucchi
Burnable Charcoal Chimney
Rectangular Dish with Platter
Magic Chef Soup Mug

Home Décor & Gifts
Alessi USA, Inc.
Eva Solo A/S
Monkey Business Design US
AMOVA International
New Product Solutions, Touch of Eco 

Kaleidos design Naoko Shintani
Window Birdfeeder
Nail It
HALOLITE™ Square Solar Outdoor Lights

Home Organization & Storage
Biaggi ZipSak
Brabantia USA
Polder Housewares, Inc.

Hangeroo Satchel
Flatback+ Waste Bin
Wine Glass Drying Rack

Household Electrics & Home Environment
Blueair North America
Bruno SmartCan
FLI Products, LLC
Sondpex Electronics

Aware Air Quality Monitor
Bruno SmartCan
Agilux LED lighting system
SoundLamp™ Dimmable LED Light Bulb with Bluetooth Speaker
1-to-N (sync up to 6)

Kitchen Electrics
Aquarius Brands
Jarden Consumer Solutions
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
T-Fal / WearEver, Groupe SEB USA.

AquaBoy® Pro II
Crock-Pot® Swing & Serveâ„¢ Slow Cooker
Keurig Kold
Dash 2x Toaster Oven
T-fal OptiGrill + XL

Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery
Smith's Consumer Products, Inc.
Talisman Designs
Trudeau Corporation
Widgeteer, Inc.

Ginger Tool
Compact Digital Scale- Plastic
Pastry Wheel Decorator
Strawberry Huller
Reversible Vegetable Peeler

DKB Household USA Corp.
Molecule R
Molecule R
Polder Housewares, Inc.

Cole & Mason Fresh Herb Keeper
Fermentation Crock 2L by Mortier Pilon
Molecular Styling Kit
POP-UP Strainer & Stopper
Adjustable Oil Pourer

Personal Care Electrics
Home Skinovations Inc.
Jobar International, Inc.
TAO Clean
Zadro Products, Inc.

Silk’n Flash&Go Express Hair Removal Device
Color Changing Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
wide-view sensor mirror
Aura Clean System - Orbital Facial Brush & Cleaning Station
Lighted Tweezer

Pet Products
Enchanted Home Pet
Highwave, Inc.
Jarden Consumer Solutions
Jefferson Rubber Works dba Ruff Dawg

TheraCool - Pet Mat
Oster Smart Pet Feeder
Knuckle Ball
Chilled Pet Bowl

Alessi USA, Inc.
Eva Solo A/S
Magisso North America

Human Collection Salad Set design Bruno Moretti and Guy Savoy
My Flavor Carafe
Collapsible Water Bottle
White Line Cooling Ceramics Carafe
Zanzibar Pepper Mill

The judging panel for the annual IHA Innovation Awards included housewares merchants from retailers including Ace Hardware, Amazon, BJ’s, Broadmans of South Africa, Careful Peach, Chicago Architecture Foundation, The Cook’s Warehouse, Cook’s World, Delphinium Home, Gourmet Catalog, Kitchen Window, Leon & Lulu, Marcel’s, National Building Museum, Placewares + Lydon Design, Sears, Spoon and Whisk, The Chopping Block, The Container Store, True Value, Yuppiechef of South Africa and Zulily. Other judges included consumer editors, bloggers and many distinguished industry designers.

The International Home + Housewares Show will feature more than 2,200 exhibitors from 49 countries and more than 62,000 total attendees. For more information or to register for a badge, please visit


The International Housewares Association is the 78-year-old voice of the housewares industry, which accounted for (US)$331.1 billion at retail worldwide in 2014 ($75.1 billion at retail in the U.S.). The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world's premier exposition of products for the home, the International Home + Housewares Show, and offers its 1,700 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy, export assistance, State-of-the-Industry reports, point-of-sale and consumer panel data through Housewares MarketWatch, executive management peer groups, a unique Web-based community at and group buying discounts on business solutions services.