Introducing… Discover Design!
Composition, formation, inspiration, pattern, perspective, style. Design professionals shape consumer lifestyle and product trends through their creativity and ingenuity. Designers have the ability to forecast and perceive our wants and needs. They take visions and concepts then turn them into hot sellers and customer favorites. The International Housewares Association is excited to highlight the artistry of top design professionals from around the world in the new Discover Design category at the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show.
We invite you to be inspired by the designers that have shaped our industry. These designers will be showcased in Discover Design, a new category within the Dine + Design section of the 2011 Show. We are pleased to present the passion and accomplishments in product design from around the world within Discover Design. Based on retailer’s requests, the companies selected to exhibit within Discover Design were invited by a panel of home and housewares experts. Candidates for Discover Design were chosen because they have proven their accomplishments through one or more of the following standards:
• Inspired Product Design
• Outstanding Craftsmanship
• New or Unique Products
• Brand Positioning
• Exclusive Market Focus
• Design Focused Sustainable Products
Beyond revealing their accomplishments in Discover Design, exhibitors will also compete for their own Global Innovator Award (gia). Participants will compete in either Product Innovation or Visual Merchandising award categories. Since 1999, gia has recognized innovation and merchandising excellence in housewares retailing. Throughout the years, it has quickly grown into the world’s most prestigious honor in the home and housewares retailing industry. This year, gia will not only recognize the leaders in housewares retail, but also design excellence and visual merchandising in Discover Design category.
Exhibitors selected for Discover Design will debut their creative products in the Discover Design Gallery, a free-standing display within the Dine + Design section of the 2011 Show. The Gallery, along with Discover Design, will be promoted to Home + Housewares Show retailers and media attendees. Guests that visit the Discover Design Gallery will receive a catalog showcasing the products and ingenuity of the designer’s work and a chance to connect with design leaders from around the globe.
IHA invites you to Discover Design at the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show. Encounter design leaders from around the globe, visualize the latest trends and uncover the possibilities.
Be inspired, discover new…Discover Design.
Visit the Discover Design Website at http://www.youdiscoverdesign.org/ for more information. You may also contact Marie Kulik at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.