2013 International Home + Housewares Shows Discover Design Section Sells Out

February 18, 2013

Discover Design, home to 116 companies showcasing inspired design and cutting-edge product innovation, is sold out for the International Housewares Association’s 2013 International Home + Housewares Show scheduled March 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Among the new companies exhibiting this year are Aesthetic Movement, Areaware, Teroforma, Legnoart, Menu and Present Time.

Returning in 2013 are Alessi, Blomus, Joseph Joseph, Magisso, Nambe, Room Copenhagen and Serene House.

A new addition to the category for 2013, Design Debut, will introduce five exciting new companies: Anne Black, Aramis, Deglon S.A., Headsprung and Toast Living. 

For a full list of Discover Design exhibitors, go to www.housewares.org/discoverdesign.

Along with the exhibitors and an expanded Discover Design Gallery, other events planned for area include:

A Discover Design Specialty Retailer & Media Reception at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday where invited buyers and media can mingle with the exhibitors and their designers.

  • A Discover Design Global Innovation Awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Monday.
  • A Discover Design Lounge with Wine Bar and Cafe.

Discover Design companies also are eligible to compete for a Global Innovation Award (gia) for product innovation and booth design. Each company can submit two new products and one collection for consideration for the gia award. The winners will be announced at the invitation-only gia dinner on March 3.

All products submitted for the gia award will be displayed at the show in the Discover Design Gallery on the exhibit floor.

The 2013 International Home + Housewares Show features more than 2,100 exhibitors from 125 countries and attracts more than 60,000 attendees.

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