Press Release: The 2020 winner for best global design for Housewares and Home Electrics is: SOLEUS AIR

May 13, 2020 – California – On April 23, 2020 IHA broadcasted the finalists and winners of the much-anticipated 2020 GIA Awards winners for Global Innovation and Design. The Gia Awards were started by the (IHA) International Home + Housewares Show with the objective of fostering innovation and excellence in housewares retailing throughout the world.

The 2020 winner for best global design for Housewares and Home Electrics is: SOLEUS AIR for the patented Saddle Air Conditioner!


Judges were appointed from top International merchant leaders, designers, and journalists.

The evaluation criteria were based on:

– Innovation
– Appearance
– User benefits
– Ecological responsibilities
– Market impact, positioning

Under Household + Home electrics category, there were 5 finalists: SoleusAir, Hamilton Beach, Bear Down, Blue Air and BONECO.

SoleusAir with its Hybrid, over the sill (Saddle) Air Conditioner was announced as the winner for this category.

The exclusive and patented Air Conditioner opens a whole new category of Air conditioners. It takes the best features of a Mini-Split, Portable and a window AC. It is easy to install, makes it safe to use, over 30% quieter than a window AC by moving the noise outside, and lets you user and enjoy the view from your window.   Truly a one of the kind products.

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