IHA reveals finalists for Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design

The International Housewares Association (IHA) has named the 65 products that have reached the finals of its Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design.

The winners (called global honorees) will be announced at the gia dinner, held on the first night of The International Home + Housewares Show, which takes place in Chicago from March 2 March 5.

More than 400 entries were received across 13 categories and were judged by a panel of buyers from US 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 magazine editors, bloggers and industry designers.

The finalists are:

Bath & Personal Care

Azurro / CLIPPERPRO                                     CLIPPERPRO Nail Clipper

Contour Products, Inc.                                     Contour Legacy Leg Pillow

Easy Reach, LLC                                             Easy Reach

Full Circle                                                        Scrub Queen Replaceable Toilet Brush

Squatty Potty LLC                                           Squatty Potty Invisibrush Hidden Toilet Brush



Casabella – Bradshaw Home                             Infuse Spray Bottle

Core Home                                                      The Ultimate Bottle Brush

Dynamic Solutions Worldwide LLC                   DynaTrap DOT

Fusionbrands LLC                                            BendItBrush

madesmart                                                      Evaporating Stone™ Dish Drying Board


Cook & Bakeware

IPAC S.P.A.                                                    Panboo – 8” Casserole

JIA Inc.                                                            Steamer II

Lynns Concepts Inc.                                        Chef Series Sous Vide Pot

Old Dutch International Ltd.                              8” Steamer Basket, Pot & Lid

The Fulham Group                                           Cuisinart 360° Griddle Cooking Center


Home Décor & Gifts

Alessi USA, Inc.                                               The Five Seasons Leaf Fragrance Diffuser Brrr

Amaranth Vase Co                                           Amaranth Vase

Articulate Scotland Ltd.                                    Articulate Gallery 12”x18” Picture Frame

Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC                             Steam Waverz

Sagaform Inc.                                                  Hold Adjustable Vase


Home Organization & Storage

Addis Housewares, Ltd.                                   Fold Flat Laundry Basket

Brabantia USA                                                 Bo Touch Top Trash Can, 3 + 6 Gallon, Mineral Concrete Gray

madesmart                                                      Evaporating Stone™ Dish Rack

Progressive International Corp.                         Prepworks ProKeeper Freezer Portion Pods

Stasher                                                           Stand-Up Stasher


Household & Home Electrics

Gingko Electronics Ltd.                                    Octagon One Desk Light

Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.                             CHI Touchscreen Clothing Iron

Hizero Technologies Co., Ltd.                           F801 Bionic Cleaning Machine

Lasko Products, LLC                                       All Season Comfort Control Tower Fan & Heater in One

Rabbit Charger LLC                                          Rabbit Charger DUO



Kitchen Electrics

Brod & Taylor                                                  Sahara Folding Dehydrator

CASO Germany                                               Instant Hot Water Machine

Chefman                                                         Color Changing Kettle

Galanz Americas Limited Company                   ToastWave 4-in-1 Convection Oven + Air Fry + Toast + Microwave

Relay Kitchen                                                  RK1 Hands-Free Grinder


Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery

Dreamfarm                                                      Ortwo – Grind One-Handed or Two

Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC                             GEFU Flexicut

Tovolo / Spectrum Diversified Designs             Chop N Spin Garlic Chopper

Welcome Industries                                          Visual Measuring Cups

Zawsi / GrabOpener                                         GrabOpener



Bee’s Wrap                                                      Bee’s Wrap Assorted 3 Pack in Oceans Print

Fellow                                                             Atmos Vacuum Canister

Grania Products                                               Egg Stripper

Mastrad, Inc.                                                   m°control

Turkey Stone                                                   Turkey Stone


Personal Care Electrics

ATEX Co., Ltd.                                                Lourdes Hand Care

Ideavillage Products Corp. (d/b/a Ideavillage)    Finishing Touch Flawless Brows

IQAir North America, Inc.                                  Atem Personal Air Purifier (4 in 1)

simplehuman                                                   sensor mirror hi-fi

Zadro Products, Inc.                                        Z’Fogless™ LED Lighted Shaving Mirror


Pet Products

Dexas International, Ltd.                                   off-leash Adventure Driven Toys

Highwave, Inc.                                                 Leak-Tight AutoDogMug

IRIS USA, Inc.                                                  Top Entry Cat Litter Box (PUNT-530)

Perfect Curve Inc.                                            Lick Lick Pad, Small

WALKWHIZ LLC                                               Follow Me Light Dog Leash


Smart Home Products

Danby Products, Inc.                                       Parcel Guard by Danby

ECOVACS Robotics, Inc.                                 Deebot Ozmo 960

Ember Technologies, Inc.                            Ember Mug (14 oz.)

ETEKCITY                                                       Levoit Willow True HEPA Air Purifier

Seville Classics Inc.                                         AIRLIFT® Tempered Glass Electric Desk



HYDAWAY                                                       Collapsible Water Bottle with Carbon Filtration

Magisso North America                                  Visibility Bottle

The Perfect Pint                                               The Perfect Pint

Thermos L.L.C.                                                 18-oz. Stainless Steel Guardian Food Jar

Typhoon Homewares LLC                              Kilner® Breakfast Jar


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

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

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