Products from Whirlpool and Bauknecht have been honored with prestigious Red Dot awards for Product Design. The W Collection 4 Doors fridge freezer from Whirlpool and the new Bauknecht Built-In Suite – Class 9 ovens and microwave oven impressed an international jury of 40 experts at one of the world’s largest design competitions.
Each year, the Red Dot Award winners are selected by an international jury of designers, leading academics and respected journalists. In 2019, the winners of the coveted Product Design awards were chosen from among 5,500 submissions, with judges seeking out distinctive, high quality products that epitomize the Red Dot Awards’ mission in “search of good design and innovation”.
“We are truly honored to be recognized once again with the distinguished Red Dot Award for Product Design,” said Neil Tunstall, Vice President Products of Whirlpool EMEA. “Our success is a testimony of our continued dedication to design excellence, which is at the heart of all we do. Outstanding design is fundamental in creating products that enhance our consumers’ lives, whether through advanced performance that make everyday tasks effortless or contemporary aesthetics that compliment even the most stylish of homes.”
Whirlpool W Collection 4 Doors Fridge Freezer
Whirlpool’s 4 Doors fridge freezer is part of the brand’s premium W Collection. Mirroring contemporary home design trends, it has been designed to provide a combination of leading edge technology and sophisticated aesthetics to seamlessly complement modern lifestyles and modern homes, while offering a more intuitive user experience.
The W Collection 4 Doors fridge freezer impresses at a glance with distinctive design highlights, such as its polished aluminum blade and elegant full-width black interface. Alongside these elements is an integrated pocket handle that follows the modern trend for handleless cabinetry. The doors open wide onto a panoramic interior that provides an expansive view of the spacious 591L interior space, which enhances accessibility in daily use. Inside the fridge, a large LED panel in the ceiling casts a homogeneous light within the cavity to further enhance ease of access. In the freezer compartments, storing and locating items is also made effortless, thanks to extractable shelves. In addition to the W Collection 4 Doors fridge freezer’s noteworthy design and extensive capacity, its Zen Technology, powered by the Silent Inverter Compressor motor, also reduces noise to only 37 dBA to ensure a soothing home ambience.
The W Collection 4 Doors fridge freezer also provides superior performance, thanks to Whirlpool’s 6TH SENSE technology, which features smart sensors that constantly monitor conditions to optimize food preservation and help to keep food fresher for longer.
Bauknecht Built-in Suite – Class 9 Ovens and Microwave Oven
Also honored with a Red Dot award were the built-in ovens and microwave oven from Bauknecht’s new Built-in Suite, including the built-in oven, built-in oven with Total Steam, built-in microwave oven, Compact Steam oven, and Compact Speed oven. The new appliances are the result of a 360º approach to ensure quality and performance, through a fine balance of outstanding looks and advanced technology.
As kitchens become increasingly used as shared spaces within the home, the clean and contemporary design of Bauknecht Built-in Suite appliances has been created to harmoniously complement homes that are both social and functional and where style matters. Their unique monolithic aesthetic is created by the use of dark glass that is contrasted with stainless steel bands that add a touch of prestige.
Bauknecht’s built-in ovens and microwave oven boast high-performing technology to make everyday interactions more enjoyable, epitomized by the sophisticated control panels used throughout the range. The 3.5″ TFT high-resolution display on the ovens guides the user through their selected program, memorizing routines and suggesting the perfect settings according to their desired results – an advanced solution that creates a more delightful cooking experience. Bauknecht’s award-winning built-in ovens and microwave oven are further enhanced through WiFi connectivity, which lets users download recipe settings that can be sent to the appliance to facilitate user interaction and control.
Red Dot Award Ceremony
The Red Dot Product Design winners will be formally celebrated at a special award ceremony held in Essen, Germany on July 8.