The Story Behind 8 Award-Winning Designs
Find out the reason these very practical products took top honors
March 11, 2018
Our roots in design go back more than 60 years to the T86 Thermostat. “The Round,” matched intuitive operation with an aesthetic to fit with any home d√©cor.Since then, we have broadened our design excellence to include a broad range of home and industrial offerings. For the third year in a row, eight of our products were recognized by the 2018 iF Design Awards, one of the most prestigious and largest design competitions in the world.
Here's what was selected from 6,400 entries from 54 countries:Indoor Air Quality Detector
Using industrial grade sensors and advanced algorithms, this detector tracks and monitors dust particles, carbon monoxide levels, volatile organic compounds as well as temperature and humidity. It features an iconic, round design and an intuitive user interface.
This advanced, reverse osmosis hot water purifier available in China gives mothers purified water for feeding newborn babies, cleaning bottles, and is also useful for instant hot tea. It features a compact and slim design that saves counter space, does not require a direct water tap connection so it can be placed in any room in the home.
Designed for wind energy workers in Asia, the Aircore H2 safety harness is light to reduce fatigue, features superior ergonomic fit and multi-point adjustment for comfort. Its replaceable lumbar technology provides extra durability to protect a worker's back and waist in harsh conditions. Well-designed adjustment indicators for intuitive wear and use.
For homeowners wanting to keep an eye on their home while they are away, the C1 camera offers 720p HD video at 135-degree wide angle viewing. It was designed with a magnetic, adjustable base and can be mounted for a variety of viewing angles to keep an eye on a favorite pet too.
This heavy-duty, explosion-proof, fixed gas detector is designed to be used in extremely harsh and hazardous environments. With quick, easy installation and maintenance, the detector can be attached to a wide range of pipes, fixtures, fittings and walls.
C2 Wi-Fi Camera
An enhancement of the C1 camera, this device incorporates sound and motion detection, and offers a futuristic design that blends well into any home decor. It also features a two-way talk feature and an ultra-wide angle lens for 145-degree viewing at 1080p video quality.
This patent-pending whole-home humidifier is simple, and can be installed and serviced quickly by professional contractors. It's the industry's only duct mountable solution, and it's innovative and versatile design allows it to be installed in very tight quarters.
Instant Water Heater
Chinese consumers can use simple design with our line of Aqua Touch under-sink water purifiers to make instant hot water (max. temperature to 95‚ÑÉ) for tea and baby formula. The compact and user-friendly design fits in small places and is easy to clean.