Red Dot Design Award 2015
Gorenje Group is again among the recipients of the Red Dot, one of the most coveted international design awards. The jury recognized the Gorenje+ kitchen hood, combined gas and induction cooking hob Atag and warming drawer, steam oven, and kitchen hood for the Asko and Atag brands as exceptional design achievements.
Red Dots for eight Gorenje Group products
Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Red Dot is one of the most prominent product design awards in the world. In this milestone year, the number of applications in the product design category broke all records with nearly 5,000 entries from 56 countries. The products were assessed by a 38-member jury of reputed designers and design experts who rated innovativeness, functionality, quality, ergonomics, durability, and other design aspects. Festive award ceremony was held on June 29 in Essen, Germany.
Gorenje+ vertical hood
This elegant vertical hood allows extraction power and light intensity to be set stagelessly, simply by sliding the fingertips across the user interface. In automatic mode, a sensor regulates the extraction power. A perimetric suction system extracts the air not only through the central section of the hood but directs it also to the edges. In this way, suction performance is enhanced, and the energy consumption, as well as the noise emission, is reduced. A touch operating panel and sensors make operation of this range hood convenient; furthermore, the hood convinces with a timeless design. It was designed by Gorenje Design Studio.
Built-in Warming Drawer Asko and Atag
In this warmer drawer from the Magna series, cups and plates can be warmed, and food can be kept warm or cooked gently at low temperature. Standing 15 cm high, it fits under appliances with a height of 45 cm so that together they stand flush with built-in appliances 60 cm in height placed next to them. The front consists of black glass with metallic paint specially developed for the series.
Built-in Induction Gas Hob Atag
The hob combines gas and induction cooking zones on a matt black glass ceramic surface. The inner flame of the wok burner is located exactly in the centre in order to heat the wok optimally. A digital control element makes it possible to switch to the outer flame as well as to set the power and programmes. The control of the three induction zones only operates when a pot is identified on one of the zones. It then lights up and waits on standby for an input.
Range Hood Asko and Atag
Due to high airflow speeds at the outer edging, the WS9074M offers effective vapour extraction at low noise level in efficiency class A+. LED strips illuminate the hob well. The glass cover on the bottom is opened by use of telescopic springs; the stainless steel grease filters and carbon filter can be cleaned in the dishwasher. The black glass with discrete metallic paint used for the front and the cover harmonises with modern kitchens.
Built-in Combi Steam Oven Asko and Atag
Black glass with discrete metallic paint and a sculptural handle characterise the front of this oven of the Magna series. It is framed by precision-milled profiles which match seamlessly with the furniture. The characteristic line on the control panel continues in the touchscreen, and adjacent menu keys allow intuitive control. The oven volume is sufficient for simultaneous preparation of several foods with the steam cooking function or a combination of steam and hot air.
Red Dot Design Award 2014
Gorenje design won another international Red Dot award for product design this year. The 40-member expert jury was impressed by two Gorenje Group designs: built-in oven with interactive colour touch display of the Gorenje brand, and the built-in oven of the Pro Series™ line of the Asko brand.
Gorenje Group remains among the best in design
The award-winning oven of the Gorenje brand is a representative of the new generation of built-in ovens that will be launched this year. Head of product design at Gorenje design studio Lidija Pritržnik: "We are proud to see that the jury again recognized the quality of appliance design, resulting from team work of Gorenje's designers and the Gorenje design studio. Sophisticated yet discrete aesthetics allows the oven to blend in with a variety of kitchen ambients either as stand-alone product or as a part of a line of several oven models. Use of large glass surfaces, fingerprint-resistant stainless steel, smart design of door interior and pyrolytic function make cleaning a breeze. Complex technology is controlled by a friendly and intuitive user interface that is simple to use for anyone, from beginners to seasoned chefs. Simple interaction with the oven via the colour slide touch screen, choosing the dishes by selecting recipes represented by appealing photos, and carefully selected acoustic feedback invoke pleasant emotions during use."
Awarded also design of the Asko oven
The second award went to the Asko OCS8676S oven of the exclusive Asko Pro Series™ line consisting of high-performance kitchen appliances made of stainless steel. The design of the award-winning oven is based on minimalism and functionality of Swedish design. A colour touch screen allows control of the oven and selection of different cooking functions.
This year's Red Dot design award contest saw 4,815 applications from 53 countries; award ceremony will take place on July 7 in Essen. Gorenje Group is a perennial winner of the award. In 2005, it was the first Slovenian company to receive it.