US housewares company Nambé has won GOOD DESIGN 2016 Awards for three of its product ranges.
The Awards are given annually by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design to honour ‘the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world’.
Entries are judged by a jury of design professionals and industry specialists. The emphasis is on: ‘quality, design of the highest form, function, and aesthetics’ that are ‘a standard beyond ordinary consumer products and graphics’.
Nambé’s Nara salad bowl with servers, SixtyFive cheese board with knife and set of two Vie Pinot Noir wine glasses received the accolades.
The judges said the Nara salad bowl with servers was ‘great for everyday use without taking up extra space on the table – or in your cabinet – and sized for casual family dinners and intimate get-togethers with friends. With gleaming alloy and wooden handles, the bowl’s curved shape and flared opening complements any table décor.’
Commemorating Nambé’s 65th anniversary, the SixtyFive collection is characterised by organic, shape-driven pieces. A thick cut of acacia wood forms this kidney-shaped cheese board, and includes an indented place for the corresponding knife
The set of two Vie Pinot Noir wine glasses are part of the Vie Stemware Collection, which the judges praised for ‘bringing a contemporary flair to classic wine glasses with their oversized body and flat foot’.
The Vie Pinot Noir Glass was described as providing ‘the generous space essential to capturing the aromatic nuances of this medium-bodied wine, while the tapering towards the rim allows the taste to concentrate at the front of the palate’. When filled, the wine dips slightly into the glass stem.
The ranges were selected by the 66th GOOD DESIGN jury from more than 3,000 entries from 46 nations.
Nambé’s Nara salad bowl with servers