The Inspired Home Show® and the International Housewares Association (IHA), the global sponsors and organizers of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) program, announced the Global Honorees for the gia Top Window Awards during the “The Window Stage in The Digital Age / gia Top Window Award” presentation by gia expert juror Anne Kong earlier today. The Global Honorees are:
Small Company Category
- Elsasser-Peter AG, Switzerland
Large Company Category
- Culinarium, Spain
Elsasser-Peter AG, Switzerland
“The International Housewares Association is very proud to have honored the very best in home + housewares retailing through the gia Awards for over 20 years. The most recent gia Top Window Awards competition had entries from 11 countries, and it is incredibly encouraging to see the creativity and passion that retailers are placing into their window displays,” said Derek Miller, IHA president & CEO. “We look forward to hosting the two gia Top Window Award winners at The Inspired Home Show in Chicago, along with more than 30 additional retailers who have won other gia country-level competitions.”
The gia Top Window Award is a special award program under the gia umbrella. As with the general gia Retail Awards, the Top Window competition is structured on a two-tier level, national and global. Co-sponsoring the country-specific gia Top Window programs with IHA are housewares trade publications worldwide, who sponsor national gia programs in their respective countries, nominating the best windows for the global competition.
The global jury, consisting of the four gia Expert Jurors – Anne Kong, Scott Kohno, Henrik Peter Reisby Nielsen and Wolfgang Gruschwitz – evaluated home and housewares windows from around the world based on:
- Originality and Creativity (theme, concept, special effects)
- Merchandise Presentation
- Professionalism: Execution and Technical Aspects (lighting, attention to detail,
The two gia Top Window Global Honorees of 2023 will be invited to The Inspired Home Show 2024 in Chicago and honored at a festive awards dinner on Sunday, March 17, together with the other gia winners of 2023-2024.
The gia program was created by IHA and The Inspired Home Show to foster innovation and excellence in home and housewares retailing throughout the world. Since the launch of gia in 2000, there have been over 500 gia retail award winners from more than 50 countries on six continents.
For more information about the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) program, the co-sponsors or participating in 2024-2025, contact Piritta Törrö at [email protected]. Additional information on the gia program is also available online at TheInspiredHomeShow.com/Awards/gia-Retailing.
View images of the 2023 gia Top Window Global Honorees at https://housewares.smugmug.com/Gia/2023-Top-Window-Global-Honorees/