IHA names finalists of Global Innovation Awards (gia) for Product Design

The finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design have been announced by the International Housewares Association (IHA) of the US.

The winners will be announced in during an invitation-only gia dinner at the 2016 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago on Saturday, March 5.

More than 500 entries were received across 12 categories and were judged by a panel of industry experts who narrowed down the entries to 60 finalists.

The panel included represents from housewares retailers including Ace Hardware, Amazon, BJ’s, Broadmans of South Africa, Careful Peach, Chicago Architecture Foundation, The Cook’s Warehouse, Cook’s World, Delphinium Home, Gourmet Catalog, Kitchen Window, Leon & Lulu, Marcel’s, National Building Museum, Placewares + Lydon Design, Sears, Spoon and Whisk, The Chopping Block, The Container Store, True Value, Yuppiechef of South Africa and Zulily. Other judges included consumer editors, bloggers and industry designers.

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

The International Home + Housewares Show will feature more than 2,200 exhibitors from 49 countries and more than 62,000 total attendees.

The finalists are:

Bath & Personal Care

Better Living Products Int’l., Inc.                        GLIDE Shower Shelf

BRZ Brands                                                       Towel Warmer

Gleener Marketing Inc.                                      Gleener On the Go

MadeSmart Housewares                                   Expanding Bath Tray

simplehuman                                                      Spin cabinet




Casabella Holdings LLC                                     Splot!

DAZZL CORPORATION                                     360 Ironing Board

Kuhn Rikon Corp.                                                Stay Clean Scrubber

SunState Laboratories, LLC                                DAZZ Cleaning Tablets

Urine Off by Bio-Pro Research LLC                    Urine Off Find It – Treat It Kits


Cook & Bakeware

Alessi USA, Inc.                                                 Pulcina design Michele De Lucchi

Charcoal Box USA                                              Burnable Charcoal Chimney

Innobaby LLC                                                     Aquaheat

Le Creuset Of America Inc.                                  Rectangular Dish with Platter

MC Appliance Corporation                                   Magic Chef Soup Mug


Home Décor & Gifts

Alessi USA, Inc.                                                Kaleidos design Naoko Shintani

Eva Solo A/S                                                     Window Birdfeeder

Monkey Business Design USA                           Nail It

MOVA International                                            MOVA Cube

New Product Solutions, Touch of Eco                 HALOLITE™ Square Solar Outdoor Lights



Home Organization & Storage

Biaggi ZipSak                                                    Hangeroo Satchel

Brabantia USA                                                   Flatback+ Waste Bin

Polder Housewares, Inc.                                    Wine Glass Drying Rack

Stasher                                                             Stasher

YouCopia                                                          WrapStand™



Household Electrics & Home Environment

Blueair North America                                        Aware Air Quality Monitor

Bruno SmartCan                                                Bruno SmartCan

FLI Products, LLC                                              Agilux LED lighting system

Nugeni                                                               Steva

Sondpex Electronics                                        SoundLamp™ Dimmable LED Light Bulb with Bluetooth Speaker


Kitchen Electrics

Aquarius Brands                                                AquaBoy® Pro II

Jarden Consumer Solutions                                Crock-Pot® Swing & Serve™ Slow Cooker

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.                                Keurig Kold

StoreBound                                                          Dash 2x Toaster Oven

T-Fal / WearEver, Groupe SEB USA                   T-fal OptiGrill + XL


Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery

Microplane                                                        Ginger Tool

Smith’s Consumer Products, Inc.                       Compact Digital Scale- Plastic

Talisman Designs                                              Pastry Wheel Decorator

Trudeau Corporation                                          Strawberry Huller

Widgeteer, Inc.                                                  Reversible Vegetable Peeler



DKB Household USA Corp.                               Cole & Mason Fresh Herb Keeper

Molecule R                                                        Fermentation Crock 2L by Mortier Pilon

Molecule R                                                        Molecular Styling Kit

Polder Housewares, Inc.                                     POP-UP Strainer & Stopper

Prepara                                                              Adjustable Oil Pourer



Personal Care Electrics

Home Skinovations Inc.                                      Silk’n Flash&Go Express Hair Removal Device

Jobar International, Inc.                                      Color Changing Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

simplehuman                                                     Wide-view sensor mirror

TAO Clean                                                        Aura Clean System – Orbital Facial Brush & Cleaning Station

Zadro Products, Inc.                                           Lighted Tweezer


Pet Products

Enchanted Home Pet                                         TheraCool – Pet Mat

Highwave, Inc.                                                   AutoDogMug

Jarden Consumer Solutions                                Oster Smart Pet Feeder

Jefferson Rubber Works dba Ruff Dawg                Knuckle Ball

O2COOL                                                           Chilled Pet Bowl




Alessi USA, Inc.                                                Human Collection Salad Set design Bruno Moretti and Guy Savoy

Eva Solo A/S                                                     My Flavor Carafe

HYDAWAY                                                       Collapsible Water Bottle

Magisso North America                                      White Line Cooling Ceramics Carafe

Peugeot                                                            Zanzibar Pepper Mill




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