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Curated Displays Providing Insights and Inspiration for the Industry!
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Why Attend The Inspired Home Show?

The #1 Housewares Industry Trade Show

For more than 80 years, the International Housewares Association (IHA) has hosted the industry’s premier home + housewares trade show. Retail buyers come to Chicago every year to discover new products and innovations, to meet with current suppliers and to find new opportunities for partnership.

Discover Unique Sourcing Opportunities

Buy from market-leading brands and explore the world’s leading exhibition for kitchen + home electrics. And, don’t miss Discover Design, the exciting design destination featuring housewares industry design and trend leaders from around the world.

Find New, Innovative Products

Differentiate your offering and gain a competitive advantage over your competition by finding innovative housewares products. The trade show features over 10,000 new product launches!

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Learn Directly from Trend Experts

Learn about key consumer and lifestyle trends in the home + housewares industry for 2020/2021. Don’t miss the Pantone® world premiere of the 2021 color and material trends!

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Get Updated on Housewares Industry Developments

Gain strategic insight on key developments shaping the home + housewares industry. Attend presentations on topics such as the Smart Home and Global Design Trends.

Benchmark with Chicago Retailers

Learn innovative retail concepts, inspirational merchandising and exceptional branding by visiting world-class retailers such as Crate & Barrel, Williams Sonoma and The Container Store.

Hear directly from our attendees about their most important event of the year:

Entire product lines of hundreds of North American home and housewares manufacturers, product suppliers and designers — innovative on-trend brands and products not available at European or Asian Shows.  Global Exhibitors from over 50 countries, including key European housewares suppliers as well as value-providing pavilions from China and Taiwan for private label opportunities.

Over 10,000 New Product Launches!

dine + décor
Fashion-Forward, Innovative Homegoods for the Kitchen and Dining Room

Consumers cultivate their personal brands through entertaining in their homes in carefully curated environments. The Dine + Decor Expo showcases functional and decorative housewares products that help your customers prepare and serve inspired meals with beauty and encourage them to create their own unique styles.

DISCOVER | design
Unique Pieces that Define the Home — And the Retailer

The DISCOVER | designExpo was created to simplify sourcing of high-end, design-driven concepts in multiple product categories from around the world. This is where design-savvy retailers find unique, trendy items that cannot be found elsewhere, differentiating them from others.

wired + well
Over 300 Exhibitors Showcasing Some of the Newest Technologies in Kitchen, Household and Personal Care Electrics

Your customers are looking for products that help by providing function, information, feedback and control. The Wired + Well Expo offers a collection of home appliances that simplify everything from cooking and cleaning to air and water treatment to tracking fitness goals.

clean + contain
Inventive, Design-Focused Home Solutions

Organization and storage products are now designed to be seen, and entire retail concepts are built around inventive, stylish ways to care for the home. The Clean + Contain Expo showcases products that streamline the home and contribute to its aesthetic, allowing for you to delight your customers with function AND fashion.

International Sourcing
Unbranded Products from Around the World

Whether you are looking for products in their infancy to make your own or trying to discover the latest housewares trends from around the world, The Inspired Home Show will fit your needs.

All around the Show, you’ll find curated displays providing insights and inspiration — immediately identify the newest and most innovative products in the housewares industry.

  • Pre-Show Events — Showcasing new exhibiting companies and those offering healthy home solutions
  • Smart Home Pavilion — Housewares products that build the connected home
  • Inventors Corner® — Unique ideas from across product categories; inventors present their ideas and pitch to the pros for feedback and investment
  • New Product Showcases — Curated displays of products never before seen at the Show
  • DISCOVER | design Gallery  — Design-forward, unique products on display
  • gia Student Design — Up-and-coming product designers from college and university programs offer their ideas to the industry
  • b8ta — Concept Retail with early-stage products
  • Smart Retail Experience —  Ideas and technologies that enhance the in-store experience

New at the 2021 Show!

The in-store retail experience is reaching new levels. Interactive displays, augmented reality and experimental activities are playing a role in keeping consumers engaged in brick-and-mortar stores. New retail models are making it possible for emerging product developers to enter the market. You’ll find these concepts on display at The Inspired Home Show.

Top U.S. and Canadian Companies and Brands Such As:

3 Sprouts | American Crafts | Anchor Hocking Glass | Architec | Best Brands Consumer Products | Better Living Products | Browne USA | Calphalon | Casabella | Chantal Corp | Clipper Corp | Conair | Cookcraft | Cuisinart | Cuisipro | Design Ideas | Dexas | Dreamfarm | French Bull | Fusionbrands | Hamilton Beach | Hip | Honey-Can-Do | Interdesign | IRIS USA | John Ritzenthaler Company | Kikkerland Design | Klean Kanteen | Lenox | Lifetime Brands | LODGE CAST IRON | MEYER | Microplane | Neatfreak | Nest HomeWare | Nordic Ware | Nostalgia Products | Now Designs | Old Dutch International | Oxo | PackIt | Picnic Time | Prepara | Pretika | Regalware | Rubbermaid | Salton | simplehuman | Stasher | Sterilite | Storebound | Swissmar USA | The FRESHGLOW Co. | Thermos | Totally Bamboo | TRU | Trudeau | True Brands | Umbra | USAPan | VIVA Scandinavia | Wahl Clipper | West Bend | Whitford | ZipTop | Zoku

Top European Companies and Brands Such As:

Addis | Ankarsrum Kitchen | ARC | Ashortwalk | Baumalu Sa | Bérard France | Bigso Box of Sweden | Black + Blum | Blueair | Bodum | Bontempie S.r.l. | Boska | Brabantia | Bredemeijer | Charles Viancin | Circular & Co. Piknik Company | Cristel | DeLonghi | Denby | DKB | Dualit | Duralex | Emile Henry | Garnier Thiebaut | GEFU | George Jensen Weilburger Coatings GMBH | GreenPan | Groupe SEB | Guardini SPA | ILag | Jura | Koziol | La Termoplastic Fbm SRL. | Le Creuset | Lekue | Mastrad | Mepal | Metaltex | Miele | Moccamaster | Nespresso | Paladone | Peugeot | Riedel Crystal | Rolser | Room Copenhagen | Rösie | Scanpan | Silikomart | Smeg | Snips | Stadler Form | Typhoon | Vacu Vin | Véritable | Victorinox Swiss Army | Wenko | Wüsthof-Trident | Zero Waste Club | Zwiling J. A. Henckels 

The Inspired Home Show 2021

August 7-10, McCormick Place, Chicago

Explore the beautiful city of Chicago while you’re in town for The Inspired Home Show! In addition to being founded on business and ranked as a top business city by Conde Nast, Chicago has plenty to experience. From museums to restaurants to attractions like Navy Pier, enjoy Chicago at it’s finest!