IDEA Bronze , 2015
This award winning design is a system of twenty-three (plus additional SKUs) refrigeration/freezer products that preserve food and wine to their maximum potential and can be integrated into any room of one's home. The intended users are home owners throughout the world. The ultimate consumer food and wine preservation system was the goal. The refrigeration products provide kitchen designers and architects with the maximum amount of flexibility integrating the products into contemporary, transitional, or traditionally designed home environments. The products may be featured with ultra clean stainless steel enclosures or integrated into any style of wood cabinetry (European or domestic).
IDA Silver, 2015
LifeScale® is an award winning, unique and automated medical device for rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Used in both microbiology research and in clinical laboratory environments, this medical device yields results in under three hours instead of what previously took days to complete. The enclosure was functionally designed to keep the liquid samples visible with the lids closed and to take up as little bench space as possible. The aesthetic challenge included utilizing low volume manufacturing processes to produce a high-perceived value for a medical/scientific product. The design details include a chamfer that wraps around the top edge of the unit, which reflects the path that individual cells take around the sensor inside. The dual lids on the unit are electronically locked during testing. Special hinges that apply torque help lift the lids with ease when access is needed.
IDA Gold, 2015
InMovement™ TreadMill Desk
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This award winning treadmill desk promotes a healthy lifestyle while avoiding the negatives associated with sitting while working.
IDA Silver, 2015
Royal Vort-X Blender by Royal Prestige®
The Royal Vort-X is an award winning, high-powered premium blender that was designed to be part of the INNOVE™ housewares product family from Royal Prestige. A chrome-plated, die-cast zinc base houses a powerful motor and a beautifully curved, intuitive, capacitive-touch control panel. Gliding your finger across the arc of light in the center of the panel allows for effortless control of the motor speed, and the responsive cap-touch buttons allow for precise control of pulses. Inside the glass (or higher capacity, optional plastic) carafe, subtle vertical ribs guide particles back into the center of the vortex for even, consistent blending. Silicone gaskets around the edges of the lid and removable knob provide a leak-free experience. A robust, ergonomic handle provides complete control while pouring from the carafe. Every aspect of the Royal Vort-X has been designed and scrutinized in order to provide the best possible blending experience.
IDA Gold, 2015
The award winning Luminex Writer is the most lightweight, compact and precise stenograph machine ever created. As a leading industrial design consulting firm in Chicago, Cesaroni Design worked to improve every aspect of the experience for court reporters and captioners. It features a full color, high-resolution touch screen which folds flat, responsive touch sensor buttons, a built-in power source, built-in Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities, plus a revolutionary dual key stabilizer which drastically reduces side-to-side key wobbling and makes for an extremely accurate writer. The clean fluid lines and the minimal size of the enclosure are ideal for the professional courtroom and office environments that the Luminex is used in. An additional feature includes the exposed dials on both sides of the unit that allow the end user to customize the product for their individual writing style. It is simply the most electronically sophisticated, compact, and aesthetically elegant stenograph machine made.
IDEA Finalist, 2015
Wolf Appliance, Inc.
Wolf New Generation
This award winning design is a unique line of high end cooking products that include three electric wall ovens, three steam ovens, three built-in coffee makers, two gas cooktops and one induction cooktop. Also included in the line is one standard electric cooktop, one built-in microwave, five countertop cooking modules and a variety of SKU's. The multiple design projects ran concurrently in order to maintain a consistent design language with the client's existing consumer product brand image. In addition to superior cooking functionality, great engineering and quality manufacturing, the products had to aesthetically integrate into any professional, transitional or contemporary kitchen environment. The kitchen environments include those in the United States, Europe, and other international homes. The unique design aesthetics and room location flexibility that the products provided was especially important to kitchen designers, architects, and end users throughout the world.
GOOD DESIGN, 2015
Elevate Desktop™ DT2
The award winning Elevate Desktop™ DT2 is part of the InMovement family of products that aim to reinvigorate the office workplace by encouraging healthy behavior, increasing productivity, and preventing the risks of prolonged sitting. This model provides a 41-inch by 26-inch workspace and a slide-out keyboard tray, capable of accomodating a desktop computer. The keyboard tray keeps arms at the perfect ergonomic height for typing, and tucks away while not in use. The desk adjusts smoothly from its lowered position up to a height of 14 inches. The product comes fully assembled and may be purchased with either a dark wood, light wood or white desktop finish.