IHA announces finalist for innovation awards

The 65 finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design have been announced by the International Housewares Association. Global honorees in each of 13 categories will be announced in during the invitation-only gia dinner Saturday, March 10. The finalists and global honorees will be on display in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center Lobby. The 2018 International Home + Housewares Show opens at 10 a.m. on March 10 and runs through 3 p.m. March 13.

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.”

The finalists are:

Bath & Personal Care

Better Living Products Int’l., Inc.                                    LOOEEGEE Hygienic Toilet Squeegee

Compac Industries, Inc.                                                   Brilliant! Super Soft Toothbrush

Creekside Creative LLC                                                  Stedi Pedi

Dreamfarm                                                                      Spindry – toilet brush spins dry

Joseph Joseph Inc.                                                           flex – toilet brush



AT2 Inc.                                                                          FluteSpa

Clou Innovations GmbH                                                 Bügel-Clou/Sleeve Ironing Sensation

EasyDo Products Ltd.                                                     Dishmatic Glide Brush

Jascor Housewares, Inc.                                                 Ta Da Over the Sink Drying Mat

Lavario Washer Corp.                                                     Lavario Portable Clothes Washer



Cook & Bakeware

BakerStone                                                                      Stove Top Pizza Oven

Browne USA                                                                   Combekk Dutch Oven with Thermometer – 24cm/9.5″ 4L/4.2QT

Hamilton Housewares Pvt. Ltd.                                      One Touch Microwow Hot Pot

Mauviel USA                                                                  Coffee Pot

The Fulham Group                                                          Cuisinart® Venture™ Portable Gas Grill


Home Décor & Gifts

Articulate Scotland Ltd.                                                 The Articulate Gallery

Brightz, Ltd.                                                                    FlameWave Frosted Hurricane with Battery Module

Eva Solo A/S                                                                   Eva Solo – Globe Watering Can

Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC                                        Florida Vase

THE FOUNDATION                                                      magnaframe

Home Organization & Storage

Alldock USA LLC                                                          Alldock

Hailo US                                                                          TP1

Kuhn Rikon Corp.                                                           Slider Ties

Tailor Made Products, Inc.                                              One Tie Reusable Tie Strap 14″ 2 Pack

Travelon                                                                           LockDown Cut-Proof Bag


Household & Home Electrics

JIA Inc.                                                                           Aroma Aureole Cold Air Diffuser-travel set

JMATEK North America LLC                                      Quilo QE1S Fan with Evaporative Cooler & Humidifier

Joseph Joseph Inc.                                                          Titan – trash compactor

Karcher North America                                                  FC5 Hard Surface Cleaner

Xodus Innovations                                                          Nite Finder LED Flashlight


Kitchen Electrics

Frigondas                                                                         FW-103 Microwave Oven

Jura Inc.                                                                           JURA S8 Moonlight silver

Kalorik                                                                             Easy Pour Waffle Maker

KitchenAid                                                                      Digital Precision Gooseneck Kettle

LAGRANGE                                                                   Ligne Yogurt Maker


Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery

CapaBunga                                                                      THE Corkscrew by CapaBunga®

Dreamfarm                                                                      Fledge – flip edge cutting board

Epare                                                                                Epare Manual Coffee Grinder

Fusionbrands LLC                                                          EggXactPeel

Rapid Slicer, LLC                                                           Rapid Slicer



Fizzing Cool Ltd.                                                            Fizzing Bottle

KitchenAid                                                                      Creative Bakeware –  Dual Layer Cupcake Pan

Linden Sweden, Inc.                                                       Smart Funnel

MMTUM inc.                                                                  Kombucha Brewing Jar – 5L

That Inventions Inc.                                                        ThawTHAT! Dexlue


Personal Care Electrics

AeroGrow International, Inc.                                         AeroGarden Herbie

Bluecare                                                                          Blue Oxygen™ Mouth Rinse System

Groupe SEB USA                                                           XCEL Steam Plus

Pretika Corporation                                                        Shiatsu Foot Massager with Thermal Technology

simplehuman                                                                   sensor mirror compact


Pet Products

Currency Creek International                                         Boost88 Environmentally Friendly Designer Pet Feeding Mat

Jascor Housewares, Inc.                                                 Messy Mutts Travel Water Bottle & Bowl

Jobar International, Inc.                                                  Pet Parade Peture Perfect Treat Launcher

Perfect Curve Inc.                                                           Lick Lick Pad Dog Washing Distraction Device

Primetime Petz                                                                Nest Egg – Raised Cat Bed & Side Table


Smart Home Products

Growgreen Limited                                                         aspara

Mastrad, Inc.                                                                   Meat it®

PLOTT                                                                            Cubit

TasteTro Inc.                                                                   TasteTro Spice System

Thermomix                                                                      Thermomix



Eva Solo A/S                                                                   MyFlavour Oil Carafe

Full Circle                                                                        Soma Water Filtration Carafe

Promeco                                                                           Calido

RayVio                                                                             QUARTZ Bottle

Thermos LLC                                                                  Genuine Thermos® Brand 47-Ounce Stainless King™ Food Jar

The judging panel for the annual IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) included housewares merchants from retailers including Ace Hardware, The Chopping Block, The Container Store, The Cook’s Warehouse, Detroit Institute of Art, GC Buying Group, Kitchen Ala Mode, Kitchen Window, Leon & Lulu, National Building Museum, Rolling Pin, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sign of the Bear, Spoon and Whisk and Target. Other judges included consumer editors, bloggers and many distinguished industry designers.

The International Home + Housewares Show will feature more than 2,200 exhibitors and 60,000 total attendees. For more information or to register for a badge, please visit www.housewares.org.