Good Design Award®17 June 2015
GLEM MATRIX 90 BI ENERGY COOKER RECEIVES
2015 GOOD DESIGN® AWARD
The Glem Matrix 90 Bi Energy Cooker has received a 2015 Good Design Award®, one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious awards for design and innovation. The Awards showcase superior examples of good design across a broad range of industries and design disciplines. There are seven main categories for the awards and 25 sub-categories, representing one of the most diverse range of submissions in the world.
A winner in the Product Design: Domestic Appliances category, the Glem Matrix 90 Bi Energy Cooker is a freestanding cooker with a 5 burner gas hob and a 116 litre oven that is capable of operating using gas or electricity – Bi Energy. This cooker is the latest platform for efficient production in the Glem Gas factory in Modena, Italy. It has been built using the newest manufacturing techniques developed in consultation with Porsche Consulting.
The Judges commented: “The Glem Matrix 90 Bi Energy Cooker is a very functional and high quality product that blends traditional design with high-end innovation and technology. The designers and engineers have developed a world first that is certain to raise the benchmark in this very competitive market.”
Judged by 30 local and international design experts, only 266 of the 380 entries qualified for the Good Design® Selection stage, which then went on to compete for Australia’s highest design honour. To qualify, entries had to satisfy the stringent criteria for good design including safety, quality, functionality, sustainability and innovation.
Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia who manages the annual Awards program said, “We pride ourselves in upholding very high standards in our evaluation process and as a result, only the best submissions make it through.
“The judges take their job very seriously and dive into each submission to find out what makes it special and truly innovative.
“I’m very pleased that the Glem Matrix 90 Bi Energy Cooker has received a Good Design Award®. It is a testament to the hard work the designers have put in to bring this project to market,” said Dr. Gien.