PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 4moms® breeze® playard has been named a “best of the best” recipient of the esteemed “red dot award: product design 2013.” From nearly 5,000 products entered, only 58 were chosen for the highest recognition.
“The red dot award is the most important design accolades in the world,” 4moms CEO Robert Daley said. “Receiving the ‘best of the best’ designation is like winning an Oscar.”
Elijah Wiegmann, Director of Industrial Design, added, “We’re honored to receive this award. Having our work recognized by an international jury of the best minds in design is incredibly rewarding.”
The 4moms design team has found tremendous success by applying robotics technology and thoughtful design to the creation of innovative juvenile products that address pain points for parents. This approach has built an impressive fan base of 4moms brand evangelists and has garnered the brand distribution in over 40 countries around the world.
The 4moms breeze playard was a ”red dot: best of the best” winner in the home category. It is an award recipient not only for its clean lines and modern aesthetic, but also because the red dot jury understood that the 4moms breeze solved a playard category problem around ease of use. Where traditional playards are hard to use, the 4moms breeze is easy. It opens or closes in one step. Just push down on the center hub to open and pull up to close – the latches are automatic and there’s no tricky sequence of steps.
“Parents see the 4moms breeze and immediately get just how incredible this playard is. Whenever we demo its open or close, jaws drop. It’s exciting to be a part of this company,” says Board Member Scott Friend of Bain Capital Ventures.
About red dot
The red dot award was first granted in 1955 and recognizes outstanding design work in a wide range of categories including automobiles, architecture, household and home electronics, fashion, life science and medicine. This year the jury, made up of international design experts, rated 4,662 products from 57 nations. Their assessment is based on 17 criteria ranging from degree of innovation to functionality and ecological compatibility.
4moms has introduced robotics technology to the juvenile industry, creating innovative, elegantly designed products that meet parents’ real needs. The experience of the four namesake moms who formed the company’s first focus group, plus the expertise of a team of over fifty engineers, designers, and developers, gives 4moms its innovative edge in the field of juvenile product design and has put their products in over 500 stores in 24 countries.
4moms develops and markets products for the $8.9 billion juvenile products industry. For more specifics on all 4moms’ products, visit www.4moms.com.