THERMADOR ONLINE DESIGN GUIDE JUDGED ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST-EXECUTED WEB SITES
Free, 300-page Online Booklet at Thermador Design Center Named Best in Class by the Interactive Media Awards™HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April 5, 2010) – The Thermador Kitchen Design & Planning Guide, a 300-page online booklet created by the iconic cooking appliance brand to inspire professional architects and kitchen designers, has been judged the best online resource in the consumer goods class by the Interactive Media Awards™, considered one of the world’s preeminent honors in Web site design and development.
By receiving a Best in Class Award in the Consumer Goods category, the competition’s highest honor, the Thermador design guide was judged one of the world’s best-executed Web sites by leaders in Web design, advertising, publishing, news and related industries. These judges gave it a perfect, or near perfect, score in all five judging categories, including design, content, feature functionality, usability and standards compliance.
The Interactive Media Awards are sponsored by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC), a New York, N.Y.-based nonprofit organization of leading Web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and related professionals dedicated to elevating the standards of excellence on the Internet.
An industry-leading compilation of kitchen design suggestions, photos, celebrity tastemaster tips and product specs and guides, the Thermador Kitchen Design & Planning Guide is a highlight of the Thermador Design Center, a comprehensive online resource created by Thermador to encourage the use of its cooking, refrigeration, cleaning and ventilation appliances. The guide, a joint effort between Andrew McLendon, chief creative officer of Web Advanced of Irvine, Calif., and Beatriz Sandoval, Thermador senior marketing manager, can be downloaded for free at www.thermador.com/DesignCenter.
"The fact that the leading thinkers in Web design and communications singled out our design guide as among the world’s best demonstrates just how dedicated Thermador is to members of the design community," explained Sandoval. "For us, it’s all about making it easy for designers, architects and other trade professionals to include a world-class Thermador kitchen in their plans for their cooking- and entertaining-focused clients – and this latest honor from the IMC suggests that we have done just that. Hopefully, this award encourages even more designers to use our free resource."
EDITOR NOTE: High-res design guide images are available.
Thermador has been providing real innovations for real cooks for more than 75 years. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering culinary enthusiasts to be their best through continuous innovation breakthroughs – from the world’s first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner to a speedcooking oven that reduces cooking time by 50 percent.
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 information, visit www.thermador.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/thermador and @ThermadorHome, respectively. For Thermador customer service, call 1-800-735-4328.