Stackware wins GOOD DESIGN® Award
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, have selected Stackware for the 2021 GOOD DESIGN® Awards.
ENSEMBL IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT IT HAS WON A GOOD DESIGN® AWARD 2021 FOR STACKWARE
MONTREAL, CANADA, January 24, 2022 – ENSEMBL, a modern housewares brand that creates tools to enhance life and optimize space, announces it has won a prestigious Good Design® Award 2021 for its Stackware cookware. Awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, GOOD DESIGN® was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, remains the oldest and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide.
This year, the Museum received a record number of submissions from the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms representing the most important and critical mass of influential corporations in the design industry from over 55 countries, representing the best consumer design ranging from the ‘spoon to the city’ for sustainability, superior design, and unparalleled function.
In November/December, the 71st GOOD DESIGN jury convened to select over 1,100 product designs and graphics from over 50 nations worthy of the GOOD DESIGN Award for their Design Excellence.
“We are honored to receive a GOOD DESIGN® Award from a program founded by true pioneers of exceptional design,” said Kate Swanson, ENSEMBL Founder. “It is gratifying to have our Stackware cookware collection recognized for its unique and contemporary aesthetic and we are appreciative to the customers who have chosen it for their cooking pleasure.”
Stackware is made with patent-pending removable handles – secure and sturdy while remaining simple to use, the removable handle allows the set to nest when stored and extend its utility beyond stovetop cooking. Stackware’s lids are made of tempered glass and feature knobs that go flat – whether that is in the cupboard at the end of a meal or in the refrigerator with leftovers. Stackware’s cooking vessels feature 3.5mm fully clad-clad steel and aluminum – ensuring responsive, even heat dispersion and optimal performance. Fixed side brackets are laser welded, not riveted, resulting in a sleek, clean design that neither distracts the eye nor traps food debris. Each vessel features metric and imperial measurement marks, streamlining the fill and reduction process while cooking. Stackware is a modern reimagining of a stagnant product category; the team has purposefully engineered each component to streamline both the design and functional capabilities of cookware, resulting in an innovative multifunctional product.
Stackware is designed in Montréal, Québec and San Francisco, California with award-winning industrial designer Chris Harsacky, partner at HUGE Design. It is manufactured with a second-generation, family-run factory specialized in the metal cladding process in Jinhua, Zhejiang. Stackware ships in plastic-free, 100% recyclable packaging designed in conjunction with Kearney’s PERLab in Chicago, Illinois.
Stackware is available as Full6, Classic4, and Core2. Each set comes with a limited lifetime warranty, complimentary 60-day returns, free shipping within North America and duties paid on all international orders.
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