Thermador Notches Awards For Design Excellence (Adex)

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THERMADOR NOTCHES AWARDS FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE (ADEX)

THERMADOR NOTCHES AWARDS FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE (ADEX)

Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Appliance Brand Takes Home Two Prestigious Appliance Design Honors

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April 12, 2010) – Luxury appliance brand Thermador has been recognized with two Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX), a prestigious honor for designers of kitchen and bath appliances, furniture, fixtures and finishes.

Both Thermador’s Pro Harmony® Range and its Freedom® Framed and Pre-Assembled Collection Column Refrigerators won Platinum Awards in the ADEX competition, a program created and sponsored by Design Journal, the international trade publication for interior designers, architects and facility managers.

"The 2009-10 ADEX attracted upwards of 500 companies submitting more than 1,500 innovative new products," said John Platter, the program’s executive director. "The awards have recognized many outstanding product designs over the years, and these two Thermador appliances are the latest to earn their place in this elite group."

Design Journal created the ADEX program in 1994, with more than 100 companies participating in its inaugural event. Thermador is no stranger to the awards circle, collecting its seventh and eighth ADEX accolades this time around.

"To receive these awards — some say the most prestigious in the design trade — proves that Thermador prides itself in its unparalleled design and innovation for culinary enthusiasts," explained Zach Elkin, director, Luxury Division, BSH Home Appliances Corp. "And while these two specific products won the awards, Thermador’s reputation for quality, craftsmanship and meticulous design extends to the entire line."

Thermador’s Pro Harmony range is best known for its next-generation Star® Burner technology, a unique alternative to the standard round burners found in other ranges. The design of the burner allows for more ports and flame distribution, which creates greater heat disbursement and a smaller cold spot. The result is 18,000 BTU/hour — enabling it to boil water 50 percent faster than conventional ranges. The new burners also offer a raised pedestal with Quick Clean Base®, allowing for easy cleaning access.

The Professional Series Freedom Collection Column Refrigerators are noteworthy for their modular construction and built-in fresh food, freezer, bottom-freezer and wine preservation columns that range in width from 18 to 36 inches. All columns are stand-alone, independent units that can be used as single columns or as a side-by-side combination of any desired configuration. The Framed and Pre-assembled Collection is equipped with chiseled stainless steel panels and professional handles set off by a stainless steel frame that simplifies installation of built-in refrigerators.

Thermador adds its ADEX honors to its distinguished list of other accolades. In March, the Thermador Kitchen Design & Planning Guide was 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.

In January, Thermador received seven separate GOOD DESIGN Awards, representing one of the few times that an entire luxury appliance line has been recognized with the coveted industry award during the same year. 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.

About Thermador
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.

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