8 Philips Products Receive 2010 Industrial Design Awards
Royal Philips Electronics wins awards for just about every product it designs and even every new technology it comes up with. But there are awards that are extra special to Philips; the Erkenning Goed Industrieel Ontwerp®, awkwardly translated as the "Recognition Good Industrial Design" awards, are given to the Netherlands' own, and in The Netherlands, great design is the country's 'middle name.'
This year, six of Philips' eight Good Industrial Designs just happen to make great holiday gifts, if they can be found for sale. Most of them are so new, that they haven't reached all of Philips many markets. But if you know an infant, a mother, an elderly person, someone who loves to cook, watch TV, or needs motivation to exercise, you'll find a new gift here.
How about this TV?
1. Philips 8000 LED Series TV
The most advanced LED technology sports the lowest power consumption and the sharpest image contrast via back-lit LED. And, of course, no hazardous materials. Philips introduces several new technologies, such as Perfect National Motion and 20 W RMS surround sound. I have not found this TV selling in the U.S. yet, but maybe before Christmas??
2. Philips Robust Collection of Kitchen Appliances
Not just one kitchen appliance, but a range of them, called the Philips Robust Collection. These include a hand blender, food processor, mixer, juicer, and blender, which are designed for the skilled and robust chefs.These line of appliances also won the iF design and a Red Dot Design award in 2010. Check them out as well as the TDF recipes!
3. Philips Lifeline PERS Cordless Phone System
A personal emergency response service (PERS) for seniors that enables them to remain independent but provides a wearable method for contacting emergency personnel quickly and easily, via a telephone base, should the need arise. The subscription service has a network of local support and emergency services.
4. Philips AVENT Animal & Classic Teether Ranges
These fun shapes are made for small hands and mouths, and teethers are BPS and Phthalate free. The teethers come in three ranges - front, middle, and back - each just perfect for your baby's teething. And, you can purchase these from Amazon.com!
5. Philips Combination Steamer & Blender
The specific product number is SCF870. The combination Steamer/Blender is primarily a way to easily make homemade baby food! Goodbye Gerber's! The baby food maker looks like it would make some pretty good soup too!
6. Philips Go Gear Activa
A personal fitness tool, designed to motivate you to get up and exercise! The mp3 player takes your music and organizes it according to its tempo! So you can set your warm up tempos, max output tempos, cool down, etc., and maybe get motivated to actually exercise! Naturally, you can add your own! Philips Go Gear is available at Amazon.com.
7. Philips ToBe Touched Light Switch
ToBe Touched is something I would like, even though it was meant for an office or retail spot. It's a light wheel, that can change its brightness, color, saturation and color temperature. That would enhance my living room and my mood! But this is your home version!
8. Philips Strijp-S Public Lighting Experience
You'll have to visit this site to see the effects of the Philips Strijp-S experience. Within 66 acres of an industrial site owned by Philips, it is transforming the site from the ground up with innovative lighting, buildings, and transportation systems that are the foundation of a new kind of creative living. Philips was recognized for this project under the public design and traffic category. Philips also received an iF design award for this inspirational new village concept.