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This morning attendees are going to be greeted by a newly branded show via the welcome banner at 2012 International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago. Who’s attending? 60,000 professional attendees | 2,000 exhibitors – from over 35 countries | 15,000 U.S. buyers | 6,000 international buyers from 100 countries on 6 continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.
What could be a suitable trade fair theme, this glassware is the Revolution Collection by Chicago Designer Felicia Ferrone. The Revolution Collection is handcrafted in the Czech Republic by master glassblowers, and formed from a pure extrusion of hand-blown borosilicate glass. This material provides a high degree of thermal resistance for a range of hot and cold applications, and is oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. When in use, the contents of these pieces appear to float, seeming to defy gravity and visually suspend their contents, be it water, wine, champagne, gelato, or soup. The Revolution Collection is distinctive in its thoughtful form, and innovative in its application of materials and skillful manufacturing. These attributes are fundamental to the design philosophy and approach of fferrone design, along with responsible sourcing of materials and production.
Revolution was inducted into the permanent design collection of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 and awarded a prestigious GOOD DESIGN Award in 2004. Designed in 2001, the Revolution wine and water glass was previously licensed to the Italian manufacturer Covo. Revolution is up for a Global Innovation Awards. Winners will be announced Saturday evening, 10 March. Revolution will be presenting with Wabnitz Editions. Booth S3075
DesignApplause is attending and will be reporting during and wrapping up after this year’s event. Follow show @DesignApplause facebook.com/DesignApplause @HousewaresShow #IHHS12 [ IHHS 2012 ] [ fferonne design ]