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International Housewares Association

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

13 Categories, 65 Finalists Named

ROSEMONT, IL (Feb. 7, 2019)—The 65 finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design have been announced by the International Housewares Association. Global honorees in each of 13 categories will be announced in during the invitation-only gia dinner Saturday, March 2.

More than 400 entries were received and were judged by a panel of industry experts and news media. The finalists and global honorees will be on display in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center Lobby as well as in the New Product Showcases located in the Buyers Club in each Show building. The 2019 International Home + Housewares Show opens at 10 a.m. on March 2 and runs through 3 p.m. March 5.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists for an IHA Global Innovation Award for product design,” said Derek Miller, IHA president. “Our world-renowned gia program is the ultimate awards event in the industry, honoring excellence in housewares retail, product design and booth presentation.”

The finalists are:

Bath & Personal Care
Azurro / CLIPPERPRO
Contour Products, Inc.
Easy Reach, LLC
Full Circle
Squatty Potty LLC


Cleaning
Casabella - Bradshaw Home
Core Home
Dynamic Solutions Worldwide LLC
Fusionbrands LLC
madesmart


Cook & Bakeware
IPAC S.P.A.
JIA Inc.
Lynns Concepts Inc.
Old Dutch International Ltd.
The Fulham Group


Home Décor & Gifts
Alessi USA, Inc.
Amaranth Vase Co
Articulate Scotland Ltd.
Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC
Sagaform Inc.


Home Organization & Storage
Addis Housewares, Ltd.
Brabantia USA

madesmart
Progressive International Corp.
Stasher


Household & Home Electrics
Gingko Electronics Ltd.
Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
Hizero Technologies Co., Ltd.
Lasko Products, LLC

Rabbit Charger LLC


Kitchen Electrics
Brod & Taylor
CASO Germany
Chefman
Galanz Americas Limited Company

Relay Kitchen


Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery
Dreamfarm
Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC
Tovolo / Spectrum Diversified Designs
Welcome Industries
Zawsi / GrabOpener


Kitchenware
Bee’s Wrap
Fellow
Grania Products
Mastrad, Inc.
Turkey Stone


Personal Care Electrics
ATEX Co., Ltd.
Ideavillage Products Corp. (d/b/a Ideavillage)
IQAir North America, Inc.
simplehuman
Zadro Products, Inc.


Pet Products
Dexas International, Ltd.
Highwave, Inc.
IRIS USA, Inc.
Perfect Curve Inc.
WALKWHIZ LLC


Smart Home Products
Danby Products, Inc.
ECOVACS Robotics, Inc.
Ember Technologies, Inc.
ETEKCITY
Seville Classics Inc.


Tabletop
HYDAWAY
Magisso North America
The Perfect Pint
Thermos L.L.C.
Typhoon Homewares LLC


CLIPPERPRO Nail Clipper
Contour Legacy Leg Pillow
Easy Reach
Scrub Queen Replaceable Toilet Brush
Squatty Potty Invisibrush Hidden Toilet Brush



Infuse Spray Bottle
The Ultimate Bottle Brush
DynaTrap DOT
BendItBrush
Evaporating Stone™ Dish Drying Board



Panboo – 8” Casserole
Steamer II
Chef Series Sous Vide Pot
8” Steamer Basket, Pot & Lid
Cuisinart 360° Griddle Cooking Center




The Five Seasons Leaf Fragrance Diffuser Brrr
Amaranth Vase
Articulate Gallery 12”x18” Picture Frame
Steam Waverz
Hold Adjustable Vase



Fold Flat Laundry Basket
Bo Touch Top Trash Can, 3 + 6 Gallon, Mineral Concrete Gray
Evaporating Stone™ Dish Rack
Prepworks ProKeeper Freezer Portion Pods
Stand-Up Stasher



Octagon One Desk Light
CHI Touchscreen Clothing Iron
F801 Bionic Cleaning Machine
All Season Comfort Control Tower Fan & Heater in One
Rabbit Charger DUO



Sahara Folding Dehydrator
Instant Hot Water Machine
Color Changing Kettle
ToastWave 4-in-1 Convection Oven + Air Fry + Toast + Microwave
RK1 Hands-Free Grinder



Ortwo - Grind One-Handed or Two
GEFU Flexicut
Chop N Spin Garlic Chopper
Visual Measuring Cups
GrabOpener




Bee’s Wrap Assorted 3 Pack in Oceans Print
Atmos Vacuum Canister
Egg Stripper
m°control
Turkey Stone



Lourdes Hand Care
Finishing Touch Flawless Brows
Atem Personal Air Purifier (4 in 1)
sensor mirror hi-fi
Z’Fogless™ LED Lighted Shaving Mirror



off-leash Adventure Driven Toys
Leak-Tight AutoDogMug
Top Entry Cat Litter Box (PUNT-530)
Lick Lick Pad, Small
Follow Me Light Dog Leash



Parcel Guard by Danby
Deebot Ozmo 960
Ember Mug (14 oz.)
Levoit Willow True HEPA Air Purifier
AIRLIFT® Tempered Glass Electric Desk



Collapsible Water Bottle with Carbon Filtration
Visibility Bottle
The Perfect Pint
18-oz. Stainless Steel Guardian Food Jar
Kilner® Breakfast Jar

The judging panel for the annual IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) included housewares merchants from retailers including Ace Hardware, Brookstone, The Container Store, The Cook’s Warehouse, Detroit Institute of Art, GC Buying Group, Leon & Lulu, National Building Museum, Orange Free Imports, Pampered Chef, Rolling Pin, Sears, Sign of the Bear, and Spoon and Whisk. Other judges included consumer editors, bloggers and many distinguished industry designers.

The International Home + Housewares Show will feature more than 2,200 exhibitors and 60,000 total attendees. For more information or to register for a badge, please visit www.housewares.org.

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IHA is the 81-year-old voice of the housewares industry, which accounted for (US)$364.2 billion at retail worldwide in 2017 ($91.6 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, group buying discounts on business solutions services and direct-to-consumer engagement through TheInspiredHome.com.