It has been announced that BMW Group DesignworksUSA, which is BMW Group’s creative subsidiary, has won eight GOOD DESIGN™ Awards for excellence in design. The awards, which are in their 64th year, honor those manufacturers and products who strive to incorporate beauty with functionality. For the 2013 awards, thousands of entries from more than 38 countries were submitted to be judged by a panel of experts representing both The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design, and Urban Studies.
“It’s very rewarding for our team to see our core principle of cross-fertilization reflected in the list of winning entries,” said Laurenz Schaffer, President, BMW Group DesignworksUSA, in a press release. “We have the fortunate opportunity to take insights and learnings from a multitude of industries and markets to solve challenges with products and services spanning areas like medical and mobility, consumer goods and entertainment.”
The BMW Group DesignworksUSA products that were honored with GOOD DESIGN™ Awards are:
ASRock M8 mini gaming PC
A supremely compact gaming PC that doesn’t want for power or stylish design
BMW i Wallbox
BMW’s E-mobility home charging device
Dacor Discovery 30” Wall Oven user interface
The intuitive graphic user interface (GUI) for an intelligent oven
Hello ® oral care line
Distinctive and simply packaged oral care products that put friendliness first by effacing such aggressive terms as “kill” and “fight”
Mercury Marine Electronic Remote Control.
A remote start version of the shift and throttle control for the Mercury boat engines that provides dynamic shift, throttle, and trim response.
Premec Chalk Pen
A super-light pen (7.5 grams, to be exact) that was inspired by bicycle frame construction
PRIMA Cinema player
A top-of-the-line home cinema player for only the best personal theaters
Varian Edge™ Radiosurgery System
A groundbreaking radiosurgery system, designed for radiosurgical ablation, dedicated to allowing for non-invasive cancer procedures anywhere in the body
BMW DesignworksUSA also offers consulting services to name-brand clients across the world, including work with Coca Cola, Dassault Aviation, HP, John Deere, Microsoft, and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).