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International Home and Housewares Show 2018 in Chicago

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March 13, 2018

Austrian companies Riedel and iSi exhibit their products at the world’s largest housewares show

From March 10 to 13, 2018 the International Home and Housewares Show took place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. The show featured 2,200 exhibitors in five expos and offered excellent education and benchmarking opportunities. With more than 60,000 visitors from over 125 countries, the International Home and Housewares Show is one of the most important housewares exhibitions in the world. As representatives of the Austrian Trade Commission, we visited the two Austrian companies, iSi and Riedel , who also exhibited their world-class products at the show.

Riedel is one of the regular exhibitors in Chicago and has been attending the show for years. Among other glasses, the wine glass company presented the Amadeo Double Magnum Rainbow, a tremendous swan-style decanter with colorful stripes running along its contours and a signature of Elton John at the bottom. Only 50 of the 2,500 Dollar decanters were manufactured for the limited-edition series. The revenue from the sales will be donated to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. iSi, also a multi-year exhibitor, presented the latest designs and products of its home edition collection, besides its basic cooking utensils.

Products were put into five categories: “Dine & Decor,” “Clean & Contain,” “Wired & Well,” “Discover & Design,” and “International Sourcing.” At every expo hundreds of innovative housewares demonstrating the state of the art and global trends were exhibited.  The category “Dine & Decor” highlighted fashion-forward, innovative housewares for home and kitchen. The “Clean & Contain” expo showcased environmentally friendly products to clean the home and optimize space. The latest product trends for body, mind and home were presented at the “Wired & Well” expo, whereas the “Discover & Design” Expo showed the world’s greatest design and trend leaders from all five expo categories. For the first time, this year there was also an “International Sourcing” expo, presenting companies the range of unlimited sourcing opportunities.

The International Home and Housewares Show 2018 offered attendees the unique opportunity to see first-hand consumer lifestyle and latest product trends for home and housewares under one roof. The next International Home and Housewares Show is scheduled for March 2 to 5, 2019, again at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center.