Thermador’s Seven 2009 Good Design™ Awards Represent A Kitchen-wide Win For The Luxury Appliance Brand

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THERMADOR’S SEVEN 2009 GOOD DESIGN™ AWARDS REPRESENT A KITCHEN-WIDE WIN FOR THE LUXURY APPLIANCE BRAND

THERMADOR’S SEVEN 2009 GOOD DESIGN™ AWARDS REPRESENT A KITCHEN-WIDE WIN FOR THE LUXURY APPLIANCE BRAND

Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Brand Honored For Cooking, Cleaning, Refrigeration and Ventilation in the Same Year

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2010) - Sponsored jointly by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the GOOD DESIGN Awards are widely regarded as the world’s most prestigious awards for product design excellence. The annual awards were originally created in 1950 to honor Chicago’s founding fathers of modernism, including Eero Saarinen and Charles and Rau Eames, and have evolved into a worldwide design accomplishment.

Thermador received separate 2009 DESIGN Awards for the following Thermador-branded products in the following multiple years:

"The fact that the entire Thermador kitchen was honored – from cooking and refrigeration to cleaning and ventilation – shows how we’re able to extend our commitment to premier design, innovation and performance across the entire line," explained Zach Elkin, director, Luxury Division, BSH Home Appliances Corporation. "We’re delighted that this represents one of the few times when cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products from the same brand have been honored during the same year."

A record number of entries were received for the 2009 GOOD DESIGN Awards, representing the most accomplished players in the worldwide design industry. Award organizers ultimately narrowed the field down to 500 products and firms from more than 35 nations.

Winning Thermador appliances will join other honored products on display during the GOOD DESIGN SHOW, scheduled for June 2010 in Chicago

A frequent GOOD DESIGN Award winner, Thermador received 2006 and 2007 GOOD DESIGN honors for its Induction Cooktops, and GOOD DESIGN awards for other products 2004-2007. 2009 marks the first time the brand has received seven awards in a single year, and simultaneous awards in cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation.

For more information on 2009 GOOD DESIGN Award honorees, go to http://www.chi-athenaeum.org.

About Thermador
Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world. For more than 75 years, Thermador has been empowering America’s cooking enthusiasts with revolutionary products – from the world’s first wall ovens, to gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner, and a speedcooking oven that reduces cooking time by 50 percent. Thermador continues to fuse state-of-the-art cooking functionality with classic American style to create the ultimate in powerful luxury kitchen appliances. For more information, visit www.thermador.com. Thermador®, An American Icon™ and Star® Burner, Quartz™, Emerald™, Sapphire™, Crystal Protect™ System, Sapphire Glow™ Lighting System, Chef Tool Drawer™ and Sapphire™ Racking System are trademarks of BSH Home Appliances Corporation; all rights reserved.

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