The voting is done and the winners have been selected for the 2014 Excellence in Design Awards. Winning designs were selected by an independent panel of design experts on the basis of creativity, ease of use and visual appeal. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards have been given across eight product categories. In addition to the following profiles of the winning products, a permanent section of the appliance DESIGN Web site dedicated to the competition at appliancedesign.com/eid. Congratulations to all the winners and, without further ado: Fellowes AutoMax 500C Auto Feed Shredder BY FELLOWES DESIGN FIRM FELLOWES DESIGN TEAM The AutoMax Auto Feed Shredder performs automatic shredding without requiring preparation of the materials to be shred, such as removing paper clips or staples or smoothing out wrinkled paper—a common requirement for most automatic shredders. The innovative design only requires materials to be placed in the bin, automatically shredding so users can perform other tasks. www.fellowes.com Category: Business Machines Price range: Top of the Line Market: Worldwide Remington Wet Tech Rotary Shaver (item #AQ7A) BY SPECTRUM BRANDS DESIGN FIRM BEYOND DESIGN, INC. The Remington Wet Tech AQ7 is a waterproof shaver with a non-slip rubber grip to give you the convenience to shave dry over the sink or with a gel/foam in the shower. It features flexing Dual track PrecisionPlus shaving heads that smoothly cut long hair and stubble for an ultra close and comfortable shave. Www.remingtonproducts.com Category: Electronics Price range: Mid-Range Market: Worldwide Zephyr Ventilation Verona Island Ventilation Hood BY ZEPHYR VENTILATION DESIGN FIRM ZEPHYR VENTILATION The Verona Island is a kitchen ventilation hood with Zephyr’s DCBL Suppression System Technology that increases energy efficiency and power. The hood also features LED lighting and a powerful 715 CFM blower. The Verona Island is constructed of stainless steel and topped with a straight glass canopy that features colored lighting options in Cloud White, Deep Blue and Amber. Www.zephyronline.com Category: HVAC Price Range: Mid-Range Market: North America Rancilio Classe 11 USB Xcelsius Coffee Machine BY RANCILIO GROUP S.p.A. DESIGN FIRM DESIGN CENTER S.r.L. Classe 11 is a top-of-the-range, professional machine for espresso-based beverages. It has been designed to launch a strong signal in the market of high-quality coffee thanks to a simple and intuitive interactivity associated with a technological expression absolutely innovative in the Ho.Re.Ca. business. Inspired by the latest generation of smartphones, the user interface offers the barista a new emotional, perceptive and visual experience with elevated standards of user-friendliness. The Xcelsius system enables the temperature of the brew water for the coffee to be set dynamically, with an increase or decrease of up to 5°C (9°F) during the 25-30 seconds it takes for each individual delivery. This function allows the particular aromatic characteristics of each individual blend or single origin to be brought out for the perfect result in the cup. Classe 11 was conceived with the aim of establishing a new trade benchmark in terms of design, technology and interactivity. Classe 11: Just Forward! Www.ranciliogroup.com Category: Major Appliances Price range: Top of the Line Market: Worldwide Zimmer PERSONA Surgical Instruments for Total Knee Arthroplasty BY ZIMMER, INC. DESIGN FIRM METAPHASE DESIGN GROUP, INC. PERSONA surgical instruments are designed to be an extension of an orthopedic surgeon's hands during total knee replacement surgery. The system includes an AR Sizer, Broach Handle, Slap Hammer, Sizing Plate Handle, Tibial Resection System and Femoral Provisional Inserter/ Extractor Handle. The ergonomic design of each tool translates the shape and natural motion of the surgeon’s hand into balanced and stress-free movement. The robust engineering ensures these tools are made to last; they are constructed entirely of durable and elegant stainless steel. This state of the art instrumentation helps the surgeon achieve new levels of precision with ease and simplicity. Www.zimmer.com/en-US/hcp/knee/product/persona-knee Category: Medical Price Range: Top of the line Market: Worldwide Acoustic Research AWSBT4, AWSBT4BK Outdoor Wireless Speakers BY VOXX ACCESSORIES CORP. Acoustic Research has put its close study of American homes and lifestyles to use in a new line of Berkeley outdoor wireless speakers. The Berkeley line acknowledges the design lineage of our patios, our backyards, and many of the fixtures around our homes. The line offers two finishes of wireless 3-way speakers that put high performance audio virtually anywhere you want it, with Bluetooth wireless or a direct audio input on the speaker itself. Store.acoustic-research.com Category: Outdoor & Leisure Appliances Price Range: Mid-range Market: North America NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Circolo BY NESTLE DESIGN PARTNER DE’LONGHI The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Circolo is a unique single-serve coffee machine with a sleek design and has the power whip up to 17 different hot and cold beverages in mere seconds, including skinny cappuccinos, lattes and peach iced tea. Equipped with espresso technology, the Circolo features 15 bars of pressure, comparable to java shops. Www.dolce-gusto.us Category: Small Appliances Price Range: Mid-Range Market: Global Royal Prestige FrescaPure6000 BY HYCITE ENTERPRISES, LLC DESIGN FIRM CESARONI DESIGN ASSOCIATES, INC. The FrescaPure6000 is the newest Water Filtration System to the Royal Prestige brand for use in the home. This appliance reduces a variety of undesirable chemical, biological, solid and gaseous contaminants up to 99.9999% making it one of the most highly effective water filters on the market. Www.royalprestige.com Category: Water Processing Appliances Price range: Top of the Line Market: USA (except California and Wisconsin) Acoustic Research PB26C, PB26H Power Bank and Home Charger BY VOXX ACCESSORIES CORP. Charging and backup power at the ready for your mobile device whenever you need it, at home, in the car, or on the go. Charger bases for home or car that charge your phone AND keep the AR power bank ready with a full charge. The Here to Anywhere Power Banks & Home/Car Chargers also let you charge your device while you’re charging the power bank, with USB charging on the bases that provide a full 2.1 Amps of charging for your mobile device. Www.acoustic-research.com Category: Electronics Price range: Mid-range Market: North America Art Cool Gallery Quad Zone BY BY LG ELECTRONICS USA The split system duct-free Art Cool™ Gallery Quad Zone with Energy Star allows heating and cooling for up to four separate zones available in 9,000 and 12,000 BTU/h. It is offered in a variety of finishes, including a customizable model. Customers can personalize the indoor unit with their own art work and photography by inserting a drawing, photo or other graphic of their choice. Committed to delivering innovative energy efficient products, LG’s system earned the ENERGY STAR label the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency. Additionally, a system is also available that allows for up to eight zones. Www.lg-dfs.com/multi-f-multi-zone Category: HVAC Price range: Mid-range Market: US, Europe and Asia LG Electronics Single Oven Electric Range (Model LRE3085ST) BY BY LG ELECTRONICS USA, INC. This range features the largest capacity in the industry* with an amazingly large 6.3 cubic feet of space, allowing users to cook large dishes with ease. This range also offers LG’s Infrared Grill technology which uses infrared waves for faster cooking times by getting the oven to broil temperature without preheating, and produces food that is juicier compared to food cooked on traditional thermal cooking. The brilliant blue oven enamel interior and beautiful stainless steel finish help achieve the premium and unique design found only in LG ranges. Www.lg.com/us/ranges-ovens/lg-LRE3085ST-electric-range *Based on manufacturers’ published specifications of freestanding electric single oven ranges, April 2012. Category: Major Appliances Price range: Mid-range Market: United States TouchPoint T7 BY HUMANSCALE DESIGN FIRM HUMANSCALE DESIGN STUDIO In every healthcare setting, taking care of patients is the first priority for caregivers even while they rely on technology for almost every part of their work. Created by the Humanscale Design Studio, the TouchPoint T7 mobile technology cart seamlessly integrates access to clinical data while encouraging caregivers to work in ergonomic postures as they sit or stand, helping to result in better-quality healthcare. Www.humanscale.com Category: Medical Price range: Top of the line Market: Worldwide Sproing Trainer BY SPROING FITNESS, LLC DESIGN FIRM CESARONI DESIGN ASSOCIATES, INC. Sproing is a revolutionary soft surface system that offers 50% less impact on the user's knees than the softest treadmill on the market. The soft, air-filled surface significantly reduces impact and joint stress making it ideal for rehab and physical therapy. With two interchangeable platform surfaces- one filled with air for easier training and the other filled with special high-density foam for an intense beach-surface workout, the Sproing is perfect for functional movement patterns and ADL's such as balance, walking, running, squatting, lifting and side stepping in a progressive fashion. Www.sproingfitness.com/sproing-trainer Category: Outdoor & Leisure Appliances Price range: Mid-range Market: United States Fellowes AeraMax Air Purifiers 100, 200, 300 BY FELLOWES DESIGN FIRM BRESSLERGROUP Fellowes AeraMax Air Purifiers are portable air purifiers for the home, office, or home office that capture 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0. 3 micron (pollen and other allergens, germs, viruses, dust mites, mold, etc.) as well as removing odors. AeraMax Air Purifiers are certified by the Asthma & Allergy Friendly Association and the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. AeraMax raises the bar for the air purifier category for performance, usability, user interface design, and aesthetics. Www.fellowes.com Category: Small Appliances Market: Worldwide Electro-Voice (EV) ZLX Loudspeaker BY BOSCH COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS DESIGN FIRM TEAMS DESIGN USA Founded in 1927, Electro-Voice has established a long-running reputation for being at the forefront of professional audio equipment. The design of their products, however, was not reinforcing that story and they were in need of a visual brand language that would effectively communicate the premium sound engineering and ease of use of their line. The ZLX loudspeaker – available in both powered and passive models – provides E-V’s signature sound quality to musicians who need professional sound with professional style, but on lean budget. Www.electrovoice.com/zlx Category: Electronics Market: United States H2i R2-Series Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning system BY MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC US COOLING & HEATING DIVISIONS The H2i R2-Series uses patented flash injection technology to provide 100 percent heating capacity at 5 degrees Fahrenheit, simultaneous cooling and heating at minus 4 degrees F and 83 percent capacity at minus 13 degrees F. No other manufacturer has achieved this heating capability at low ambient conditions from a singlesource product. The system’s ability to meet extreme conditions without backup heat sources enables yearround operation without reliance on fossil fuels while saving installation time, improving energy efficiency and reducing the space needed to accommodate mechanical systems. Www.MitsubishiPro.com Category: HVAC Price Range: Top of the line Market: North America Electrolux French Door Refrigerator EW23BC85KS BY BY ELECTROLUX The Electrolux Counter Depth French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator is the ideal refrigerator for those looking to keep their foods fresh and organized. The EW23BC85KS offers Luxury-Close Humidity Controlled Crisper Drawers, self-closing drawers that lock in freshness to preserve your favorite fruits and vegetables longer. When you want a cold one, you’ll know it’s cold thanks the innovative PerfectTemp drawer that provides you the utmost in control with a customizable temperature zone designed to store a variety of foods and beverages at the ideal temperature. For shelf storage, this refrigerator offers Luxury-Design Lift Off Shelves so versatile, they allow you to easily lift off to allow you to customize your space. You can bask in the glow of all this organizational glory due to Designer LED Lighting, which provides full visibility even when your refrigerator is at capacity. Www.electroluxappliances.comcom Category: Major Appliances Price Range: Top of the line Market: United States iSonea AirSonea A1 BY ISONEA LTD. DESIGN FIRM BACKSTAGE INTERNATIONAL LTD. AirSonea is a handheld digital stethoscope that captures breathing sound and transmits them to a web portal where iSonea's proprietary analysis system determines the amount of wheeze, a primary sign of asthma, a condition that afflicts over 10% of the world’s population. This data as well as other smartphone enabled information is shared with the physician and caregiver to improve individuals therapeutic plans. AirSonea is a first in deploying mobile sensors that are smartphone enabled to improve the care of people suffering from respiratory disease. Www.isoneamed.com Superfan Super X1 Ceiling Fan BY VERSA DRIVES PRIVATE LIMITED Superfan, one of the lowest power consuming ceiling fans, uses a superefficient BLDC motor and digital inverter drive that enables it to consume little power while delivering desired air circulation. Super X1 model (48” span) consumes 35W for air delivery of 7700CFM at 385RPM and a mere 14W for 5200CFM at 270RPM. The airflow efficiency is greater than the ENERGY STAR requirements. Comes with an IR remote and does not use a regulator. Superfan performs well over a wide voltage range. The body and blades are made of aluminium and powder coated. Superfan is a green product that uses ROHS electronics, VOC free paint and a recyclable packing that’s free of polythene bags & thermocole. Installation is simple and fast. As ceiling fans are used widely, power factor control is also built-in to reduce the harmonics. Superfan also comes in 56” span and in 110VAC, 24VDC, 12VDC versions. 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