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Chicago don't miss... Kinto

On this last day of the show, discover what exciting new ranges Kinto will present on its stand in Discover Design, N8319

In addition to unveiling its new Hibi collection, a versatile series of glass tumblers, Kinto will showcase the collection Ceramic Lab on its stand N8319 in Discover Design.

Created to deliver the artisanship of Japanese potters and developed in collaboration with potters in Hasami town in Nagasaki prefecture in Japan, where tradition of ceramic and porcelain production dates back over 400 years, the pieces combine a sense of roughness and delicacy in their shapes and forms. 

For example, the series of mugs boast a humble yet dignified presence, the rough texture of the clay peeking out at the bottom under the calm colour glazing and the edges of the mug giving a sharp impression reminiscent of quarried stone. The handle is designed to fit fingers comfortably and its shape reminds you of the softness of the material.

Chicago 2016
The 119th edition of the International Home + Housewares Show, taking place March 3-8, will deliver more than 2,100 exhibitors from over 40 countries within five unique expos including Dine + Decor and the brand-new Discover Design, the latter previously titled Dine + Design.

The renamed expo features product from 200 well-known design-led brands within the categories including tabletop, kitchen accessories, cook and bakeware, gourmet foods and home decor, including Alessi, Nambe and Eva Solo, while first-time or returning exhibitors include Chilewich, Orrefors and Kosta Boda.

The show has been given a branding makeover - with a focus on creativity and innovation, the new 'smART' theme combines "smart decisions directly with the use used to design, create and market products", explains Phil Brandl, IHA president.

Learn about all the latest trends from the experts with displays and exhibitions in the Hall of Global Innovation: Pantone ColorWatch will deliver the premier of the 2017 colour and materials trends; while the IHA Global Innovation Awards will feature displays of the most innovative product and retail design.

Don't miss the wide programme of educational sessions on offer, from learning about Global Food Trends to understanding the new Millennial consumer; as well as the Buyers Clubs in each building which deliver nearly 500 new products in the New Product Showcase.

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