Companies Honored with IHA Innovation Awards

Thirteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors were honored as winners of the IHA Innovation Awards
March 9, 2015Duke Ratliff

Fusion Brands Wave Rack Fusion Brands’ Wave Rack
CHICAGO-Thirteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors were honored as winners of the IHA Innovation Awards.

The winners in each of 13 categories were announced on the first day of the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show, now taking place through tomorrow at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Winners are:

• Bath + Personal Care: simplehuman, Adjustable Shower Caddy

• Cleaning: FusionBrands, WaveRack

• Cook + Bakeware: Frieling USA, Inc., BLACK CUBE Cookware

• Floor + Carpet Care: Techko Maid Inc., SuperMaid

• Home Decor + Gifts: Paint Handy, Paint Handy

• Home Organization + Storage: YouCopia, StoraStack

• Household Electrics + Home Environment: Miro, CleanPot

• Kitchen Electrics: Boyd Coffee Company, Brazen Connected 8 Cup Brew

System by Behmor

• Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery: IMCG, Inc., Butter Mill

• Kitchenware: Bruer, Cold Bruer

• Personal Care + Home Healthcare: Crane USA, Inc., Mini Travel

Humidifier

• Pet Products: DOMO Elektro (LINEA 2000 bvba), Dog Biscuit Maker

• Tabletop: Metrokane, Rabbit Push Muddler

“Congratulations to these winners; they are excellent representatives of the cutting-edge innovation and creativity that is driving the housewares industry today,” said Phil Brandl, IHA president, CEO. “Based on the efforts of these and other design-focused companies in our industry, consumers are able to fill their homes with innovative products that meet their individual needs and varied lifestyles.”More than 500 products were entered in the IHA Innovation Awards competition.

Duke RatliffDuke Ratliff | Editor-in-Chief
dratliff@hfnmag.com

Duke Ratliff, the editor-in-chief of HFN, has reported on the home furnishings industry since 1993. He oversees HFN’s print edition and online coverage of the retail industry, as well as trends in furniture and lighting, mattresses, tabletop, housewares, floor covering and textiles. He enjoys traveling to numerous domestic—and occasionally, international—trade shows. He feels that the perfect combination of a great product and a creative, attention-getting marketing plan is a thing of beauty. He lives in Westchester County, N.Y., with his wife, two children, two dogs, five chickens, two finches, three lizards and a five-foot-long corn snake.

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