BEST Vertigo Double Range Hood Wins GOOD DESIGN Award
March 01, 2012
HARTFORD, Wis. – BEST®, a leading designer of luxury range hoods, today announced that its Vertigo Double range hood (pictured below) has won a 2011 GOOD DESIGN Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The Vertigo Double range hood, which can serve as the artistic centerpiece of a designer kitchen, is part of the award-winning, Italian-inspired BEST Sorpresa™ Collection. Sorpresa, which means “surprise” in Italian, takes on shapes and styles that are designed to immediately become the focal point of any kitchen, while still delivering the world-class ventilation technology and function expected from a BEST product.
One of the world’s largest and most distinguished design competitions, the GOOD DESIGN Award program presents awards annually to products that exhibit high design aesthetics and innovation. Winning manufacturers are those that stretch the envelope beyond what is considered ordinary product and consumer design. Vertigo Double was chosen as a winner in the “Kitchen/Appliances” category and was selected from several thousand manufacturers from more than 50 countries.
“Our range hood designers in Italy understand the importance of great design in the kitchen, one of the most used rooms in the home,” says Brian Wellnitz, marketing manager, kitchen ventilation, BEST. “Our new collection of Sorpresa range hood designs for 2012 will be sure to turn some heads as well.”
The Vertigo Double hood is one of nine hoods in BEST’s Sorpresa Collection. The nine designs are available in three categories: Island hoods, called Gloss, Secret and Vertigo Double; Chimney hoods, called Surf, Modulare, Eclisse, Dune and Lipstick; and a Ceiling hood called Cirrus.
Since its debut in 2011, the BEST Sorpresa Collection has received awards from several magazines and associations, including Kitchen + Bath Business, “KBCulture” and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), which awarded the collection the “Imagine Top Pick 2011” at the Architectural Digest Design Show.
For more information on the BEST Sorpresa Collection, visit www.BESTSorpresa.com. To view the full line of BEST products, visit www.BESTrangehoods.com.
BEST® and BROAN® are registered trademarks and Sorpresa™ is a trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Fresh Air Systems, built-in heaters, whole-house fans, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, ceiling fans, stereo intercom systems, home theater speakers, medicine cabinets, ironing centers and ventilation fans. Broan-NuTone is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® partner.
For more information about the full line of Broan-NuTone products, call 800-558-1711 (Broan) or 888-336-3948 (NuTone), write Broan-NuTone, 926 W. State Street, Hartford, WI 53027 U.S.A. or visit www.BESTrangehoods.com, www.BROAN.com or www.NuTone.com.