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gia award winners for innovation announced

Design leaders receive gia honours for product innovation at the recently-held International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago

Three internationally known suppliers of cutting-edge designed products are the winners of the gia Global Innovation Awards for product innovation at the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show, which recently ran from March 7-10 at Chicago's McCormick Place.

The awards were announced at the invitation-only gia dinner Sunday evening. The products were on display in the Discover Design Gallery, Booth S3283 in the South Building. For more information or to view the Discover Design exhibitors visit the Discover Design webpage at www.housewares.org/discoverdesign.

The honoured brands and products include the following:

BEST COLLECTION DESIGN
Global Honoree
THAT!
for Heat THAT!!

Finalists
iittala for Ruutu Vases (pictured)
JIA Inc. for Steamer Collection

BEST PRODUCT DESIGN
Global Honorees

Eva Solo for Digital Kitchen Scale
Joseph Joseph for Can-Do Can Opener
THAT! For Scoop THAT!

Finalists
Alessi USA for Cheese Please
Big Dragon Studios for TurbineUSA Pizza Cutter
David Rasmussen Design for Wud Tumbler
Dreamfarm for SAVEL
PO: Selected Company Limited for Pao Thermo Mug

MARTIN M. PEGLER AWARD FOR THE BEST BOOTH DESIGN
Global Honoree

Sage Vertical Gardens

“The winners were selected by a panel of design experts who judged them on inspired design quality, brand positioning, outstanding craftsmanship, exclusive market focus and design-focused sustainability,” said Phil Brandl, president/CEO of the International Housewares Association, which owns and operates the International Home + Housewares Show and sponsors the Global Innovation Awards. “We are pleased to have these companies, who extend the limits of the design spectrum, exhibiting at the Show.”



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