The 13 Global Honorees of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design were revealed at the gia dinner in Chicago on Saturday (March 2), coinciding with the International Home +Housewares Show (March 2-5). Winners ranged from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors.
The Honorees included the Stand up Stasher from Stasher, Dreamfarm’s Ortwo (Grind One-Handed or Two}. Sagaform’s Hold Adjustable Vase, Magisso’s Visibility Bottle, Fusionbrands’ BenditBrush and Mastrad’s m°control.
“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 programme is the ultimate awards event in the industry, honoring excellence in both housewares retail and product design.”
Celebrating Stasher’s award, Andrew Geddes, director of sales, international reflected: “Everybody realises the need to be plastic free and are recognising Stasher as the plastic-free storage solution.”
Nearly 500 products were entered in the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) competition. The 65 finalists are featured in the New Product Showcases at the IH+HS and the 13 Global Honorees are on display in the show’s Hall of Global Innovation.
The full list of gia Global Honorees for product design is as follows:
Bath + Personal Care: Easy Reach, Easy Reach
Cleaning: Fusionbrands, BendItBrush
Cook + Bakeware: IPAC, Panboo – 8” Casserole
Home Décor + Gifts: Sagaform, Hold Adjustable Vase
Home Organization + Storage: Stasher, Stand-Up Stasher
Household + Home Electrics: Gingko Electronics, Octagon One Desk Light
Kitchen Electrics: Galanz Americas Limited Company, ToastWave 4-in-1Convection Oven + Air Fry + Toast + Microwave
Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery: Dreamfarm, Ortwo (Grind One-Handed or Two)
Kitchenware: Mastrad, m°control
Personal Care: IQAir North America, Atem Personal Air Purifier (4 in 1)
Pet Products: IRIS USA, Top Entry Cat Litter Box (PUNT-530)
Smart Home: ETEKCITY, Levoit Willow True HEPA Air Purifier
Tabletop: Magisso North America, Visibility Bottle
Top: Stasher’s Tom Johnson and Andrew Geddes with the gia trophy and the new, award-winning Stand Up Stasher bags on the Stasher stand at the IH+HS.