Thirteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors were honored as Global Honorees of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design today. The Global Honorees in each of 13 categories were announced during the invitation-only gia dinner on the first evening of the 2017 International Home + Housewares Show, now taking place through Tuesday, March 21 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
The 2017 Global Honorees are:
Bath + Personal Care
Polder Products, LLC – 2-in-1 Hot Sleeve™
Sanimaid ApS – PARIS Toilet Brush & Wall Holder
Cook + Bakeware
Kuhn Rikon Corp. – Duromatic® Micro Microwave Pressure Cooker
Home Décor + Gifts
Mark Feldstein & Assoc., Inc. – No Drip Inverted Umbrella
Home Organization + Storage
Progressive International Corp. – Prepworks Produce ProKeeper
Household Electrics + Home Environment
Equator Appliances – Super Combo Washer-Dryer EZ 4400 CV
Chefman – Perfect Pour Volcano Waffle Maker
Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery
Joseph Joseph Inc. – Helix Citrus Juicer
Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC – GEFU Sprouting Jar Bivita
KOHLER Co. – Touchless Foaming Soap Dispenser
Dexas International, Ltd. – MudBuster
Anova Culinary LLC – Precision Cooker Nano
Magisso North America – Pino Wine Glass
More than 500 products were entered in the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) competition. The 65 finalists in all categories are featured in the New Product Showcases in the Buyers Club in each Show building, and the 13 category Global Honorees are on display in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center.
The 2017 International Home + Housewares Show features more than 2,200 exhibitors including over 400 new companies and 62,000 total attendees from around the globe. For more information about exhibitors and the Show, please visit www.housewares.org.