IHA Honors Global Innovation Awards For Product Design

Fourteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors have been honored as Global Honorees of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design. The Global Honorees in each of 14 categories, including a new sustainability category, were revealed during a live-streamed presentation.

The Global Honorees are:

  • Bath + Personal Care: TAO Clean, Germ Shield UV Sanitizer for Toothbrushes
  • Cleaning: Unshrinkit, UnShrinkIt
  • Cook + Bakeware: Elkay Home, Stainless Steel Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls with Airtight Lids
  • Home Décor + Gifts: NeverMeasure, NeverMeasure
  • Home Organization + Storage: Polder Products, Breeze – Stackable Mesh Dryer
  • Household + Home Electrics: Soleus Air West, Soleus Air Patented and Exclusive Saddle Air Conditioner
  • Kitchen Electrics: Pakt, Inc., Pakt Coffee Kit
  • Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery: Betty Bossi, Betty Bossi Veggie Sheet Slicer
  • Kitchenware: Joseph Joseph Inc., Multi-Prep 4-piece Salad Preparation Set
  • Personal Care: Zadro Products, Inc., Luxury Towel Warmer
  • Pet Products: Dexas International, Ltd., Dexas MudBuster with Travel Lid
  • Smart Home: Cube Tracker, Cube GPS
  • Sustainability: Igloo Products Corp., Igloo Recool 16-Quart Cooler
  • Tabletop: LifeStraw, LifeStraw Home Water Filter Pitcher, 7-Cup, BPA-Free

“Congratulations to these winners of the IHA Global Innovation Awards for product design; they are excellent representatives of the cutting-edge innovation and creativity that is driving the housewares industry today,” said Derek Miller, IHA president. “Our world-renowned gia program is the ultimate awards event in the industry, honoring excellence in housewares retail, product design and student design innovation. We look forward to seeing the industry come together again next March for The Inspired Home Show 2021.”

The winners were set to be announced at the gia gala during The Inspired Home Show 2020, which was canceled because of COVID-19. Nearly 500 products were entered in the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) competition. All entries and the 70 finalists in all categories are featured in a photo gallery on TheInspiredHomeShow.com

The Inspired Home Show 2021 will be held March 13-16 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex.