Ariston emerged victorious in the 67th edition of GOOD DESIGN™ with two awards in the categories “Bath & Accessories” and “Building materials”, respectively with its products Aures Luxury Round (electric instant water heater with constant temperature) andLydos Hybrid (the first electric storage water with hybrid technology in class A). The two prizes were conferred to Ariston Thermo group by the “Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design” in cooperation with the “European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies”.
GOOD DESIGN™, founded in Chicago in 1950, honors and celebrates the efforts of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence. GOOD DESIGN™ remains the oldest, prestigious, and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. The contest aims to award the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, products and graphic designs for different categories.
Ariston was honored alongside pioneers from the worlds of industrial, product and graphic design. All the award-winning products have been included in the Permanent Design Collection of the Museum of Architecture and Design of Chicago.
“To be recognized with a Good Design award is always a special honor.We are very proud in knowing that this is the first time that two water heating products have obtained simultaneously one of the most important design awards worldwide”,said Giorgio Scaloni,Group Marketing Director.“This award truly validates our efforts and focus on innovation, underlining, once again, how design, performance and quality are the core DNA of the Ariston brand. The winning style of our products is a combination of creativity by the Italian team guided by Umberto Palermo and the engineering expertise of Ariston Thermo Group”.
The 2017 Ariston’s victories follow the one archived in 2016 with the state-of-the-art gas boiler Alteas, awarded due to its innovative silhouette and its fine materials, impeccable details and user-friendliness.
About the winning products:
Aures Luxury Round, the new generation of electric instant water heater and the first electric instant water heater produced entirely by Ariston, won the 2017 GOOD DESIGN™ Award in the category “Bath & Accessories”. Awarded for its iconic and innovative round shape, the Aures Luxury Round’s design gives to the product a futuristic and nifty look, in line with the ambition to bring the unique Italian style all over the world. Its compact dimensions and new shape designed for space-saving ensures it to fit anywhere for an easy installation. The superior design goes hand in hand with Ariston’s renowned quality and product performance able to provide to the consumer the best shower experience possible.
Lydos Hybrid, the first electric water heater with hybrid technology, which won the 2017 GOOD DESIGN™ Award in the category “Building materials”. The flagship product in electric storage medium capacity category has 5 patents pending for structure, control logics and design. Classified in A class energy efficiency, the product allows 50% energy saving compared to the most efficient standard electric water heater in B Class. Thanks to the i-Memory software the product can manage in the most efficient way both standard heating element and heat pump-based technology offering maximum comfort and energy savingIn addition, the product is very simple to install thanks to hydraulic connections and brackets. On top of that, an exclusive horse-shoe-shaped structure allows to hide completely all the connections making it look neat and innovative.