iF jury is "thrilled"
Three products from the house of Miele made it in 2013: The FlexTouch Induction Hob KM 6395, the Temperature Control Unit for Wine conditioning unit KWT 6832 SGS and the Washer-Dryer Stack PWT 6089 all received the prestigious and globally recognised iF Design Award for outstanding design.
The FlexTouch Induction Hob scored with simple operation and unique flexibility. The ingenious Miele technology allows up to five pots and pans to be positioned as desired on the ceramic glass surface. The hob automatically detects the size and position of the cookware. To accomplish this, 36 individual induction coils are used which combine into power zones. The position of each pot is displayed 1:1 in the touch display.
The new Temperature Control Unit for Wine KWT 6832 SGS can also be happy about its award. The powerful free-standing appliance delights with its stylish elegance, efficiency and versatility. Connoisseurs of exquisite wines know that their splendid wines are always well protected and attractively presented thanks to Miele's exclusive features. The highlight of this top of the range model is the impressive "Sommelier Set" which allows wine to be decanted directly in the appliance for the first time.
The third item in the group of winners is the Washer-Dryer Stack PWT 6089 from the Miele Professional Generation "octoplus". It enables a powerful laundry facility even in the smallest space: The nearly two metre high stack can wash and dry eight kilograms of laundry respectively - and only needs a floor space of half a square metre because the tumble dryer is positioned on top of the washing machine. The new combination offers a total of 50 wash programmes and more than 40 drying programmes.
Since 1953 the jury has been awarding prizes for "good design" that it defines as "courageous, intelligent or passionate (...) humorous, serious or commanding".
Every year it awards prizes for product, communication and packaging according to strict criteria. Miele has been one of the regular winners for decades and 2013 was no different. In its award notification to Miele, the iF team commends: "With your design you have convinced and inspired the iF jury - and thereby experts and famous designers from all over the world."