The ZoomBroom Tornado has been named a finalist in the International Housewares Association gia competition. The following is the press release from IHA.
For more information about the competition and the finalists please go here.
IHA Announces Finalists for Global Innovation Awards (gia) for Product Design
13 Categories, 65 Finalists NamedROSEMONT, ILL (Feb. 17, 2022)—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 5 during The Inspired Home Show 2022, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market, at Chicago’s McCormick Place
Entries were judged by a panel of industry experts and news media. The finalists and global honorees will be on display in a new exhibit in the Hall of Global Product Design in the Grand Concourse Lobby of the North Building as well as in the New Product Showcases located in the Buyers Club in each Show building. The Inspired Home Show opens at 10 a.m. on March 5 and runs through 5:30 p.m. March 7.
“Congratulations to all of the finalists for an IHA Global Innovation Award for product design,” said Derek Miller, IHA president & CEO. “Our world-renowned gia program is the ultimate awards event in the industry, honoring excellence in housewares retail, product design and student design. We are thrilled we are able to gather together in person once again to honor all our finalists and winners.”
The gia product design finalists are: [View the finalists in each category here.
The judging panel for the annual IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) included housewares merchants from retailers including Ace Hardware, Artichoke, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Cook’s Warehouse, Event Network, HTI Buying Group, Lekka Retail Concepts, Leon & Lulu, National Building Museum, Pampered Chef, Quality Products and Toque Blanche. Other judges included consumer editors, bloggers and many distinguished industry designers.
The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s global home + housewares marketplace, will be held March 5-7 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex. For more information about the 2022 Show and to register for a Show badge, please visit TheInspiredHomeShow.com/register. Before picking up their Show badge at McCormick Place, all exhibitors and attendees will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination OR produce a negative Covid-19 test that had been administered in the previous 72 hours. Information on what precautions are being taken to ensure the health and safety of the industry is available on our Covid Readiness webpage.
The International Housewares Association is the 84-year-old voice of the housewares industry. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world’s premier exposition of products for the home, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market (TheInspiredHomeShow.com), and offers its 1,400 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy; export assistance; industry and consumer trends through the IHA Market Watch Report; executive management peer groups; a B2B community at Housewares.org; group buying discounts on business solutions services; direct-to-consumer engagement through TheInspiredHome.com; and an independent news and information platform through HomePageNews.com.