MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiskars is proud to announce that 11 of its products from the company’s garden, craft, kids and school categories were awarded the prestigious GOOD DESIGN® 2017 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 2017 from corporations in over 55 countries.
The following Fiskars products were named some of the most innovative and cutting-edge product designs around the world in 2017:
- PowerArc™ and PowerGear® Cutting Tools – available now
- StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower – available now
- Summit™ Kitchen Knives – available now
- Color Change Kids Scissors – available now
- Fabric Circle Cutter – available now
- Stamp Blocks and Positioner – available now
Several Gilmour products also earned the award, including:
- Circular Sprinklers – available March 2018
- Rectangular Sprinklers – available March 2018
- Nozzles – available March 2018
- Pro Nozzles – available March 2018
“We are humbled to be recognized by GOOD DESIGN for our innovative new tools, as each Fiskars product is thoughtfully designed with the consumer in mind,” said Fiskars Global President Paul Tonnesen. “We believe all things, even the simplest, can be made better and smarter, which is a mindset that has driven our innovations for over three centuries.”
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 2017 are posted on the Museum’s website at www.chi-athenaeum.org and are published in the GOOD DESIGN Yearbook for 2017-2018.
Now in its 67th 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.
Since its establishment in 1649, Fiskars Group has grown to be a leading functional and living products company with a strong brand portfolio, including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Wedgewood and Waterford. Fiskars Group has employees in over 30 countries and is headquartered in Finland. With over 1 billion Orange-handled Scissors sold, Fiskars has grown to be the World’s #1 Scissors Brand. Fiskars promotes achievement and self-expression by focusing on easy to use, innovative tools to make gardening, cooking and crafting more enjoyable. Fiskars Americas is headquartered in Wisconsin. Please visit www.fiskars.com.