The International Housewares Association has named Sumikaze one of its top 65 finalists to compete in the 2022 IHA’s New Product Showcase/Global Innovation Awards (gia).

Global honorees in each of the 13 categories will be announced 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 Complex.

The gia awards honor exhibitors’ latest creations and cutting-edge innovations. The evaluation criteria are innovation, appearance, user benefits, ecological responsibility, and marketing impact & positioning. 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 10am on March 5 and runs through 5:30pm 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 rewards 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.”

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The Venture Lab team will be exhibiting Sumikaze at the Inspired Home Show in Chicago from March 5-7. Stop by our booth to meet our team and experience the Sumikaze difference!