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gia Global Innovation Award - March 2019

March 22, 2019

gia Global Innovation Award - March 2019

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:

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

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

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

Cook & Bakeware
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

Progressive International Corp.

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
Galanz Americas Limited Company

Relay Kitchen

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

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

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

Pet Products
Dexas International, Ltd.
Highwave, Inc.
Perfect Curve Inc.

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

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.


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.