TFI Envision goes Home…
Chicago, IL — The International Home + Housewares Show: Where art intersects with engineering. Where technology informs style. Where exhibitors display innovation, buyers discover trends & the industry connects to do business.……and where the TFI Envision, Inc. team found inspiration at every turn.
The just-concluded 2017 International Home + Housewares Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, was sold-out with 2,204 exhibitors from 47 countries and featured a focus on the smart home and connected products. The Show also included a series of thought-provoking educational sessions, including keynote programs on color and design trends and consumers’ color preferences by Lee Eiseman of the Pantone Color Institute; a panel of thought leaders discussing the impact of the smart home on housewares; an overview of consumers’ values and expectations by Tom Mirabile of Lifetime Brands; and more.
“This is a favorite trade show of ours. It completely takes over McCormick Place and everywhere you turn, there is inspiration and innovation. From color trends and product concepts to trade show booth development. We were delighted to see the award winning Amco Houseworks® logo and product line that we designed in a prominent position among the kitchen utensils area of the show.” said Mary Ellen Butkus, VP, TFI Envision, shown below next to a traffic-stopping super sized Kitchen Aid® mixer.
The International Housewares Association is the 79-year-old voice of the housewares industry, which accounted for $346.9 billion at retail worldwide in 2015 ($82.2 billion at retail in the U.S.).