The winners were announced during the invitation-only dinner on the first evening of the four-day 2019 International Home + Housewares Show, which is currently taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago and ends tomorrow (Tuesday, March 5).
The Global Honorees are:
Bath + Personal Care: Easy Reach, LLC, Easy Reach
Cleaning: Fusionbrands LLC, BendItBrush
Cook + Bakeware: IPAC S.P.A., Panboo – 8in Casserole
Home Décor + Gifts: Sagaform, Inc., Hold Adjustable Vase
Home Organization + Storage: Stasher, Stand-Up Stasher
Household + Home Electrics: Gingko Electronics Ltd.., Octagon One Desk Light
Kitchen Electrics: Galanz Americas Limited Company, ToastWave 4-in-1 Convection Oven + Air Fry + Toast + Microwave
Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery: Dreamfarm, Ortwo – Grind One-Handed or Two
Kitchenware: Mastrad Inc., m°control
Personal Care: IQAir North America, Inc., Atem Personal Air Purifier (4 in 1)
Pet Products: IRIS USA Inc., Top Entry Cat Litter Box (PUNT-530)
Smart Home: ETEKCITY, Levoit Willow True HEPA Air Purifier
Tabletop: Magisso North America, Visibility Bottle
Derek Miller, president of IHA, which owns and operates the Show, said: “Congratulations to these winners; they are excellent representatives of the cutting-edge innovation and creativity that is driving the housewares industry today.”
He added: “Our world-renowned gia programme is the ultimate awards event in the industry, honouring excellence in both housewares retail and product design.”
Nearly 500 products were entered in the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) competition. The 65 finalists in all categories are featured in the New Product Showcases in the Buyers Club in each Show building and the 13 category Global Honorees are on display in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center.
View the list of finalists here
For more information about exhibitors and the Show, please visit www.housewares.org/
Cook + Bakeware winner: Panboo – 8in Casserole from IPAC S.P.A.