THRIVE and its client Wolf Appliance, Inc. celebrate SIX wins for industrial design awards in the coveted German Industrial Design Competitions. The Wolf Gourmet line of countertop appliances has been honored with three Red Dot Design Awards and three iF Design Awards in 2016. The award-winning products include the Countertop Oven with Convection, the High-Performance Blender, and the 4 Slice Toaster. All Wolf Gourmet products are designed to complement Wolf appliances in the kitchen.
“The Wolf Gourmet team is thrilled to have their efforts recognized with six prestigious international design awards. Throughout the process, our goal has been to maintain the high standards of quality, state of the art technology, thoughtful, innovative design, and the impeccable workmanship for which Wolf is known.“ Mark Steiner, group manager, industrial design, Wolf Gourmet.
“Red Dot and iF are two of the most respected award programs in the world, each known for their objective judgment of what constitutes good design and the rigor of the assembled world class jury. Our partnership with Wolf Gourmet resulted in a design that elevates the everyday appliance into something that makes a difference in peoples lives.” said Jonathan Dalton, CEO & Co-Founder of THRIVE.
Introduced in 1954, the iF Design Awards are conferred every year by iF International Forum Design. The awards attract more than 2,000 product entries every year from 37 nations to be judged by industry-leading experts. The iF Design Award has long become a symbol for excellent form, for aesthetic quality, and for user-focused, ergonomic and efficient design in all disciplines, by companies around the world.
The Red Dot Design Awards are granted annually by Design Zentrum Nordrheim Westfalum in Germany, one the world’s oldest and most prestigious design institutions. This year, a jury of 41 independent designers, design professors and specialist journalists chose from a record 5,214 products from 57 nations. Its distinction, “Red Dot”, is established internationally as one of the most sought-after quality marks for excellent design.
More About iF: Design for Good
The iF Design Award is widely recognized as one of the world’s top three international design contests, which began in 1953 in Germany and is organized by the International Forum Design. The awards are given in five categories: product design, communication design packaging design, interior architecture and professional concept. Juries of international experts evaluate each product submission based on the quality of the design, appropriate material usage and how innovative they are. Recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, the iF DESIGN AWARD welcomes over 5,000 submissions from 70 countries every year.
More About Red Dot:
The sought-after Red Dot is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality and is one of the largest and most respected design competitions in the world. An international jury of 41 experts scrutinized and assessed 5,200 entries from 57 countries this year to select, and award, those product designs showing exceptional quality and deep innovation.
About Wolf Gourmet:
Wolf Appliance, Inc., the industry leader in premium cooking equipment, inspires home chefs by delivering professional-grade equipment and control so precise that delicious results are practically ensured. Taking the same approach to design and workmanship, Wolf Gourmet countertop appliances and kitchen tools offer professional features, timeless styling, and the attention to detail you have come to expect from Wolf. The line debuted in 2015 and is sold at select national retailers and through Sub-Zero and Wolf showrooms. For more information, please visit wolfgourmet.com.