ROSEMONT (April 23, 2020)—Fourteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors have been honored as Global Honorees of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design. The Global Honorees in each of 14 categories, including a new Sustainability category, were announced during a live-streamed presentation earlier today. The winners were set to be announced at the gia gala during The Inspired Home Show 2020, which was canceled because of COVID-19.
2020 Global Honorees
Bath + Personal Care
TAO Clean, Germ Shield UV Sanitizer for Toothbrushes
Cook + Bakeware
Elkay Home, Stainless Steel Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls with Airtight Lids
Home Décor + Gifts
Home Organization + Storage
Polder Products, LLC, Breeze – Stackable Mesh Dryer
Household + Home Electronics
Soleus Air West, Soleus Air Patented and Exclusive Saddle Air Conditioner
Pakt, Inc., Pakt Coffee Kit
Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery
Betty Bossi AG., Betty Bossi Veggie Sheet Slicer
Joseph Joseph Inc., Multi-Prep 4-piece Salad Preparation Set
Zadro Products, Inc., Luxury Towel Warmer
Dexas International, Ltd., Dexas MudBuster with Travel Lid
Cube Tracker, Cube GPS
Igloo Products Corp., Igloo Recool 16-Quart Cooler
LifeStraw, LifeStraw Home – Water Filter Pitcher, 7-Cup, BPA-Free
Nearly 500 products were entered in the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) competition. All entries and the 70 finalists in all categories are featured in Product Galleries.
“Congratulations to these winners of the IHA Global Innovation Awards for product design; they are excellent representatives of the cutting-edge innovation and creativity that is driving the housewares industry today,” said Derek Miller, IHA president.
“Our world-renowned gia program is the ultimate awards event in the industry, honoring excellence in housewares retail, product design and student design innovation. We look forward to seeing the industry come together again next March for The Inspired Home Show 2021.”
The Inspired Home Show 2021 will be held March 13-16 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex. Badge registration and further information is available at theinspiredhomeshow.com.