Rational’s iCombi Pro combi steamer has won the 2020 Good Design Award that honours innovative design, new technologies, form, function, utility, aesthetics, energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment.
Established in Chicago in 1950, Good Design is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards for design excellence worldwide. The annual awards are administered by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and entries are judged by a jury of experts. This year saw a record number of submissions from designers and manufacturers around the world.
In the Kitchen and Appliances category, the Rational iCombi Pro was recognised for its glass-and-steel appearance appropriate for interactive open kitchen concepts.
The large glass door and bright LED lighting allow a quick view inside, and the easy-to-open door features a large ergonomically shaped handle with a stainless-steel inlay. The same stainless-steel inlay is found on the Rational rotary dial beneath the touch screen, and on other Rational appliances, visually uniting the family of Rational products.
The seamless interior with no sharp edges and high-quality materials is designed to render it easy to clean. The large control panel with touch screen technology, modern fonts, and illustrations should be easy to read and operate. The iCombi Pro product line was launched globally in 2020.
Rational chief technical officer Peter Wiedemann said: “The ultimate design goal of every Rational product is the same: it must provide a benefit to the customer.
“The iCombi Pro shows that a cooking system can be both sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing, and we are delighted to receive this distinguished honour that recognises the innovation and design that goes into our products.”