27th Annual Excellence in Design Awards: And The Winners Are…
The results of applianceDESIGN’s 27th annual Excellence in Design Awards.
The voting is done and the winners have been selected for the 2014 Excellence in Design Awards. Winning designs were selected by an independent panel of design experts on the basis of creativity, ease of use and visual appeal. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards have been given across ten product categories. In addition to the following profiles of the winning products, a permanent section of the applianceDESIGN Web site dedicated to the competition at www.appliancedesign.com/eid. Congratulations to all the winners and, without further ado:
EID Gold Awards:
EID SIlver Awards:
EID Bronze Awards:
Meet the Judges:
John C. Davis, VP of Marketing & Product Management, Unified Brands, Fort Worth, TX
John has recently joined Unified Brands as the VP of Marketing & Product Management. Formerly he spent 15 years with the ITW Food Equipment Group with both Traulsen and Hobart brands in roles as Director of Engineering and Director of Marketing, Engineering, Service Management, Business Unit Management and Business Development. Prior to his time with ITW he was the Product Engineering Manager for Arneg USA in Nazareth PA.
John earned his Masters of Business Administration at Wright State University and Dayton OH after completing a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University. In addition John as completed a Graduate Marketing Program at Tulane University.
Jerome Caruso, independent consultant and director of Jerome Caruso Design studio, Lake Forest, Il.
Jerome Caruso has a unique, virtual studio, with five decades of product design success for major companies. The efficiency and design continuity of his one-man studio has contributed to the brand strength of companies like Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Herman Miller. With his creative direction of product design strategy at Sub-Zero for 26 years, this company has become an American icon.
Jerome is the hands-on designer and employs the highest level of engineers, model makers, and researchers. The methodology of his studio is holistic, creative, and efficient because of the single-person contact with clients, concept creation, and product development.
Jerome practices and believes that the art of invention and innovation is key to long-term product success. His deep understanding of materials and manufacturing methods has made possible an efficient, proven development process. "A vision of what should be is my key to breakthroughs in aesthetics as well as functional products that represent progress." Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org