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2017 Global Innovation Awards (gia) for Product Design Finalists Announced by IHA

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The 65 finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design have been announced by the International Housewares Association. These finalists were chosen from the more than 500 entries that were received and were judged by a panel of industry experts and news media.

The winners in each of 13 categories will be announced during the invitation-only gia dinner Saturday, March 18, 2017. The finalists and winners will be on display during the 2017 International Home + Housewares Show in the Hall of Global Innovation which opens at 10 a.m. on March 18 and runs through 3 p.m. March 21, 2017.


Global Innovation Awards 65 Finalists Named for 2017

The finalists will also be on display in the New Product Showcases located in the Buyers Club in each Show building.

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

The finalists are:

Bath & Personal Care

Cotidea – Shower Sidekick
Legacy Shave – Legacy Shave Evolution Brush
Luckies of London Ltd – Hang Up
MadeSmart Housewares – Hanging Door Caddy System
Polder Products, LLC – 2-in-1 Hot Sleeve™


Bosign AB – Do-Dish™ Caddy
Casabella Holdings LLC – Floor Duster + Sweeper
Cedarlane Culinary – StinkBOSS
Ecoegg – Laundry Egg
Sanimaid ApS– PARIS Toilet Brush & Wall Holder

Cook & Bakeware

Kuhn Rikon Corp – Duromatic® Micro Microwave Pressure Cooker
Le Creuset Of America Inc – Le Creuset Multi-Function Braiser with Grill Pan Lid
Munus International – Giacomina
Stasher – the stasher cooker
World Kitchen, LLC – Pyrex® Watercolor Collection™Blue Lagoon

Home Décor & Gifts

Alessi USA, Inc – Lovely Breeze
Eva Solo A/S – Bird Nesting Box
Eva Solo A/S – Self Watering Orchid Pot
Mark Feldstein & Assoc., Inc – No Drip Inverted Umbrella
Qik Inc – QIK Frame™

Home Organization & Storage

Biaggi ZipSak – ZipSak Expandable
Creative Outdoor Distributor – Revolutionary Rolling Table
Jascor Housewares, Inc – ta da Aluminum Compact Dish Rack with Silicone DrySmart Mat
MadeSmart Housewares – Expandable Bakeware Stand
Progressive International Corp – Prepworks Produce ProKeeper

Household & Home Electrics

Blueair North America – Blue Pure 411
Equator Appliances – Super Combo Washer-Dryer EZ 4400 CV
Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc – HI® Easy Steam
Thermacell Repellents, Inc – Thermacell® HALO™ Mosquito Repeller
World and Main Co., formally HBC Home & Hardware – Motion Sensor Ceramic Heater CZ460

Kitchen Electrics

Brewista Inc – NutraMilk
Chefman – Perfect Pour Volcano Waffle Maker
Jura Inc – Capresso Froth Control
KitchenAid – KitchenAid® Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment
Vitamix Corporation – Vitamix ASCENT Series A3500 Blender

Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery

Bergamaschi & Vimercati Spa – Shy
Joseph Joseph Inc – Helix Citrus Juicer
Progressive International Corp – PL8 Standing Splatter Screen
Saf LLC – WoodNFlex
Tarrerias Bonjean – Furtif Evercut® 5-Piece Knife Set


Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC – GEFU Sprouting Jar Bivita
Impel Studio – lttl tumbler
iSi North America, Inc – Sodamaker Classic
JIA Inc – The Prep, Rolling Mortar
Prepara – Super Savors

Personal Care Electrics

Contour Products, Inc – Mattress Genie®
KOHLER Co – Touchless Foaming Soap Dispenser
Polder Products, LLC – Nail Station
TAO Clean – Hygea PRO Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer
Zadro Products, Inc – Z’Fogless™ LED Lighted Bluetooth Enabled Water Mirror

Pet Products

Dexas International, Ltd – MudBuster
Enchanted Home Pet – OrthoCool™ Luxury Cushion
Highwave, Inc – AutoDogMug PURE
O2COOL – Pet Crate Fan LLC – PoopBags Count Down Rolls

Smart Home Products

AeroGrow International, Inc – AeroGarden Bounty Elite Wi-Fi
Anova Culinary LLC – Precision Cooker Nano
Gourmia – Electric Square Tea Maker GWTC8500
Southwire – WiOn Indoor Wi-Fi Programmable Outlet
StoreBound – Sobro Coffee Table


Brilli Baby LLC – Cup Catcher
Brita Products Co – Brita Stream with Filter-as-you-Pour Technology
Chilewich / Sultan LLC – OnEdge
Magisso North America – Pino Wine Glass
Sagaform Inc – Salad Bowl with Removable Wood Trivet


The judging panel for the annual IHA Innovation Awards included housewares merchants from retailers including Ace Hardware, Amazon, The Cook’s Warehouse, Detroit Institute of Art, GC Buying Group, Kitchen Ala Mode, Kitchen Window, Leon & Lulu, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, National Building Museum, Rolling Pin, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sears, Sign of the Bear, Spoon and Whisk, The Chopping Block, The Container Store, True Value and Zulily. Other judges included consumer editors, internet media, bloggers and many distinguished industry designers.

It will be interesting to see who is named the winner for each category after the final judging round, which will be held the day before the show opens.

Best of luck to all the finalists, and remember it truly is an accomplishment to make it this far in the competition!

The International Home + Housewares Show will feature more than 2,200 exhibitors and more than 62,000 total attendees. For more information or to register for a badge, please visit


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