MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiskars is proud to announce that four of its products from the company’s garden, home improvement, kids and sewing categories were awarded the prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ 2015 Award. The award emphasizes quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetic.
The GOOD DESIGN™ Award is conferred annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The Museum received several thousand entries in 2015 from corporations in over 47 countries.
The following Fiskars products were named some of the most innovative and cutting-edge product designs around the world in 2015:
- IsoCore™ Striking Tools – available now
- Clearing Tools – available January 2016
- MVP 5” Non-stick Kids Scissors – available Back-to-School 2016
- Chenille Cutter – available March 2016
“As a company with a centuries-old heritage built on innovation and design, we are honored to be one of the brands recognized around the globe for its superior design excellence,” said Fiskars President Paul Tonnesen. “At Fiskars, we work passionately and continuously to make even the simplest things better and smarter.”
Fiskars products are renowned for their functionality, ease of use and design and have been recognized worldwide with numerous design accolades, including: red dot design awards, Fast Company Innovation by Design award finalist and iF design awards, among many others.
All winning designs for GOOD DESIGN 2015 will be posted on the Museum’s website at www.chi-athenaeum.org and are published in the GOOD DESIGN Yearbook for 2015-2016.
Now in its 65th year, GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide. Submissions to the program are judged by a jury of distinguished design professionals and leading industry specialists to create a revived awareness about contemporary design and to honor both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace. GOOD DESIGN is an international symbol of a company's firm commitment to innovation and superior design embodiment.
Established in 1649 as an ironworks in a small Finnish village, Fiskars has grown to be a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors. The world famous orange-handled scissors are a registered trademark of Fiskars Corporation. The group has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands including Fiskars (the World’s #1 Scissors Brand), Iittala, Gerber, Wedgwood and Waterford. Additionally the Fiskars Americas portfolio includes Gingher, American Designer Pottery and watering brands Nelson and Gilmour. Fiskars’ products are available in more than 100 countries and the company employs around 8,600 people in 30 countries. Fiskars is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.fiskars.com