IHA announces finalists of the Global Innovation Awards for Product Design

A total of 65 finalists across 13 categories have been revealed by the International Housewares Association (IHA) for its annual IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design.

More than 500 entries were received and were judged by a panel of industry experts including housewares retailers Ace Hardware, The Chopping Block, The Container Store, The Cook’s Warehouse, Detroit Institute of Art, GC Buying Group, Kitchen Ala Mode, Kitchen Window, Leon & Lulu, National Building Museum, Rolling Pin, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sign of the Bear, Spoon and Whisk and Target.

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

The finalists are:

Bath & Personal Care

Better Living Products Int’l., Inc.LOOEEGEE Hygienic Toilet Squeegee

Compac Industries, Inc.             Brilliant! Super Soft Toothbrush

Creekside Creative LLC              Stedi Pedi

Dreamfarm                                    Spindry – toilet brush spins dry

Joseph Joseph Inc.                      flex – toilet brush



AT2 Inc.                                         FluteSpa

Clou Innovations GmbH            Bügel-Clou/Sleeve Ironing Sensation

EasyDo Products Ltd.                 Dishmatic Glide Brush

Jascor Housewares, Inc.            Ta Da Over the Sink Drying Mat

Lavario Washer Corp.                Lavario Portable Clothes Washer


Cook & Bakeware

BakerStone                                   Stove Top Pizza Oven

Browne USA                                 Combekk Dutch Oven with Thermometer – 24cm/9.5″ 4L/4.2QT

Hamilton Housewares Pvt. LtdOne Touch Microwow Hot Pot

Mauviel USA                                Coffee Pot

The Fulham Group                     Cuisinart® Venture™ Portable Gas Grill


Home Décor & Gifts

Articulate Scotland Ltd.            The Articulate Gallery

Brightz, Ltd.                                 FlameWave Frosted Hurricane with Battery Module

Eva Solo A/S                                Eva Solo – Globe Watering Can

Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC   Florida Vase

THE FOUNDATION                  magnaframe


Home Organization & Storage

Alldock USA LLC                        Alldock

Hailo US                                       TP1

Kuhn Rikon Corp.                      Slider Ties

Tailor Made Products, Inc.      One Tie Reusable Tie Strap 14″ 2 Pack

Travelon                                      LockDown Cut-Proof Bag


Household & Home Electrics

JIA Inc.                                        Aroma Aureole Cold Air Diffuser-travel set

JMATEK North America LLC Quilo QE1S Fan with Evaporative Cooler & Humidifier

Joseph Joseph Inc.                    Titan – trash compactor

Karcher North America            FC5 Hard Surface Cleaner

Xodus Innovations                    Nite Finder LED Flashlight


Kitchen Electrics

Frigondas                                    FW-103 Microwave Oven

Jura Inc.                                      JURA S8 Moonlight silver

Kalorik                                         Easy Pour Waffle Maker

KitchenAid                                Digital Precision Gooseneck Kettle                    

LAGRANGE                                Ligne Yogurt Maker


Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery

CapaBunga                                  THE Corkscrew by CapaBunga®

Dreamfarm                                  Fledge – flip edge cutting board

Epare                                            Epare Manual Coffee Grinder

Fusionbrands LLC                     EggXactPeel

Rapid Slicer, LLC                       Rapid Slicer



Fizzing Cool Ltd.                        Fizzing Bottle

KitchenAid                                  Creative Bakeware – Dual Layer Cupcake Pan

Linden Sweden, Inc.                 Smart Funnel

MMTUM Inc.                             Kombucha Brewing Jar – 5L

That Inventions Inc.                 ThawTHAT! Dexlue

Personal Care Electrics

AeroGrow International, Inc. AeroGarden Herbie

Bluecare                                      Blue Oxygen™ Mouth Rinse System

Groupe SEB USA                      XCEL Steam Plus

Pretika Corporation                 Shiatsu Foot Massager with Thermal Technology

simplehuman                            sensor mirror compact


Pet Products

Currency Creek InternationalBoost88 Environmentally Friendly Designer Pet Feeding Mat

Jascor Housewares, Inc.         Messy Mutts Travel Water Bottle & Bowl

Jobar International, Inc.        Pet Parade Peture Perfect Treat Launcher

Perfect Curve Inc.                    Lick Lick Pad Dog Washing Distraction Device

Primetime Petz                         Nest Egg – Raised Cat Bed & Side Table

Smart Home Products

Growgreen Ltd.                           aspara

Mastrad, Inc.                               Meat it®

PLOTT                                           Cubit

TasteTro Inc.                                TasteTro Spice System

Thermomix                                   Thermomix



Eva Solo A/S                                 MyFlavour Oil Carafe

Full Circle                                      Soma Water Filtration Carafe

Promeco                                         Calido

RayVio                                            QUARTZ Bottle

Thermos LLC                                Genuine Thermos® Brand 47-Ounce Stainless King™ Food Jar


The global honoree of each category will be announced on the first night of the International Home + Housewares Show, which is sponsored by IHA and runs from March 10 to March 13 in Chicago.

The finalists and global honorees will be on display at the exhibition, in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center Lobby. The finalists will also be on display in the New Product Showcases in the Buyers’ Club in each show building.

The fair will feature more than 2,200 exhibitors and is expected to attract 60,000 total attendees. For

more information or to register for a badge, visit www.housewares.org.


KitchenAid’s Digital Precision Gooseneck Kettle is a finalist in the Kitchen Electrics category

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