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IHA announces gia product finalists

The IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design announces 60 finalists in 12 categories

The 60 finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design have been announced by the International Housewares Association.

Winners in each of 12 categories will be announced in during the invitation-only gia dinner Saturday, March 5. The finalists and winners will be on display in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center Lobby. The 2016 International Home + Housewares Show opens at 10 a.m. on March 5 and runs through 3 p.m. March 8.

More than 500 entries were received and were judged by a panel of industry experts and news media. 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.”

We preview the finalists for Tabletop, Home Decor & Gifts, Kitchenware and Cook & Bakeware

Alessi USA, Inc.                              Human Collection Salad Set design Bruno Moretti and Guy Savoy (pictured)
Eva Solo A/S                                   My Flavor Carafe
HYDAWAY                                      Collapsible Water Bottle
Magisso North America                White Line Cooling Ceramics Carafe
Peugeot                                           Zanzibar Pepper Mill

Home Décor & Gifts
Alessi USA, Inc.                             Kaleidos design Naoko Shintani
Eva Solo A/S                                  Window Birdfeeder
Monkey Business Design           USA Nail It
MOVA International                      MOVA Cube

DKB Household USA Corp.       Cole & Mason Fresh Herb Keeper
Molecule R                                    Fermentation Crock 2L by Mortier Pilon
Molecule R                                    Molecular Styling Kit
Polder Housewares, Inc.            POP-UP Strainer & Stopper
Prepara                                         Adjustable Oil Pourer

Cook & Bakeware
Alessi USA, Inc.                           Pulcina design Michele De Lucchi
Charcoal Box USA                     Burnable Charcoal Chimney
Innobaby LLC                             Aquaheat
Le Creuset Of America Inc.      Rectangular Dish with Platter
MC Appliance Corporation      Magic Chef Soup Mug

The judging panel for the annual IHA Innovation Awards included housewares merchants from retailers including Ace Hardware, Amazon, BJ’s, Broadmans of South Africa, Careful Peach, Chicago Architecture Foundation, The Cook’s Warehouse, Cook’s World, Delphinium Home, Gourmet Catalog, Kitchen Window, Leon & Lulu, Marcel’s, National Building Museum, Placewares + Lydon Design, Sears, Spoon and Whisk, The Chopping Block, The Container Store, True Value, Yuppiechef of South Africa and Zulily. Other judges included consumer editors, bloggers and many distinguished industry designers. 

The International Home + Housewares Show will feature more than 2,200 exhibitors from 49 countries and more than 62,000 total attendees. For more information or to register for a badge, please visit

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