Eleven suppliers have been named as finalists for the annual gia (Global Innovation Awards) for product innovation. The winners will be announced at the invitation-only gia dinner on Sunday, March 8, during the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.
The finalists, listed in their respective categories, are as follows:
Best Collection Design:
iittala for Ruutu
JIA Inc. for Steamer Collection
Parallax Horizon for Heat THAT!!
Best Product Design:
Alessi USA for Cheese Please
Big Dragon Studios for TurbineUSA Pizza Cutter
David Rasmussen Design for Wud Tumbler
Eva Solo for Digital Kitchen Scale
Joseph Joseph for Can-Do Can Opener
Parallax Horizon for Scoop THAT!!
PO: Selected Company Limited for Pao Thermo Mug.
The finalists were selected from entries by exhibitors in the Discover Design category and were judged by specialty retailers, design and consumer editors, industry trendspotters and independent designers.
The 2015 International Home + Housewares Show will be held March 7-10 at McCormick Place in Chicago. All of the finalists will be on display in the Discover Design Gallery, booth S3283, in the South building.