Housewares Show’s Discover Design a Sellout

Discover Design, the International Home + Housewares Shows’ high-design showcase, has been sold out with more than 100 exhibitors.
February 12, 2015David Gill

IHA logoROSEMONT, Ill.-Discover Design, the International Home + Housewares Shows’ high-design showcase, has sold out with more than 100 exhibitors. According to the International Housewares Association, which manages the trade show, companies new to this special feature of the show include Bengt Ek Design, Deejo, Gramovox, iitala, Jia, PO: Selected, Pomegranate, Poppin, Rice Cube, Vasta International and Prestige Identity.

Design Debut, the incubator program within Discover Design, will spotlight 10 exhibitors new to the show: Belle V, Bob’s Your Uncle, Latimeria, Milimetrado, Nero Designs, NP Glassworks, Perry Gargano, SoYoung, Strand Design and Steelforme.

Among other events will be a Discover Design Gallery, which will showcase products that will be competing for the Global Innovation Award (gia), located in booth S3283. Also, an invitation-only Discover Design Specialty Retailer & Media Reception is scheduled for March at 5:30 p.m. in the Gallery.

For the gia awards, each company can submit two new products and one collection. The 11 winners will be announced at the invitation-only gia dinner on March 8 at the Radisson Blu Chicago.

David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.


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