CHICAGO - The 2016 International Home + Housewares Show, running from March 5-8 in Chicago at the McCormick Place convention center, announced 12 winners of its IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design during the invitation-only gia dinner on the first evening of the show.
One of the winning products included a spin cabinet from simplehuman in the Bath + Personal Care category. The unit is attached to a pole that is compressed securely between the floor and the ceiling. It pivots open for quick access and then closes to hide them away from sight. Its rotating circular shelves adjust up and down to make room for taller bottles, the company says.
Additional winners include:
Bath + Personal Care: simplehuman, spin cabinet
Cleaning: Kuhn Rikon, Stay Clean Scrubber
Cook + Bakeware: Alessi USA, Inc., Pulcina design Michele De Lucchi
Home Décor + Gifts: Eva Solo A/S, Window Birdfeeder
Hardware Resources's new rotating shoe rack, jewelry organizer drawers, and a pullout hamper are among its latest closets accessories. The hardware supplier is among 29 first time exhibitors at Cabinets & Closets Expo, March 23-24.
Home Organization + Storage: Stasher, Stasher
Household Electrics + Home Environment: Bruno SmartCan, Bruno SmartCan
Kitchen Electrics: Aquarius Brands, AquaBoy® Pro II
Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery: Smith's Consumer Products, Inc., Compact Digital Scale- Plastic
Kitchenware: Prepara, Adjustable Oil Pourer
Personal Care + Home Healthcare: Jobar International Inc., Color Changing Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
Pet Products: Enchanted Home Pet, TheraCool - Pet Mat
Tabletop: Eva Solo A/S, My Flavor Carafe
"Congratulations to these winners of the IHA Global Innovation Award for product design; they are excellent representatives of the cutting-edge innovation and creativity that is driving the housewares industry today," 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."
More than 500 products were entered in the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) competition. The 60 finalists in all categories are featured in the New Product Showcases in the Buyers Club in each Show building and the 12 category winners are on display in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center.
The 2016 International Home + Housewares Show features more than 2,200 exhibitors including 453 new companies and 62,000 total attendees from around the globe.
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