Samsung received two gold, five silver and one bronze award, as well as 34 finalists for innovative design solutions that enhance consumer lifestyle and experience
Samsung Electronics has announced the winning of 42 awards, including two gold, five silver, one bronze and 34 finalists, at the International Design Excellence Awards 2022 (IDEA 2022).
IDEA is one of the world’s most prestigious design award programs held by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), founded in 1980, to recognize achievements in industrial design. IDEA selected winners in 20 categories this year, including Home, Consumer Technology, Digital Interaction and Design Strategy. Key criteria for evaluation also include Design Innovation, Benefit to User, Benefit to Society and more.
Samsung’s product design reflects the company’s changing values and innovative technology. The interactive, region-specific and advanced designs were recognized as progressive and diverse.
“It is important to provide an optimized experience for changing consumer values and lifestyles,” said Jinsoo Kim, Executive Vice President at Corporate Design Center in Samsung Electronics. “We will continuously strive to provide sustainable experiences with creative innovations for our customers.”
Bespoke won two gold medals for its customizable designs and user experiences Fits different lifestyles
The Bespoke US Kitchen Package (Bespoke US Kitchen Package & Bespoke FDR RF8000B), a home appliance package that includes a refrigerator, oven range, microwave and dishwasher available in the North America region, was one of two Gold Award winners. Based on the Bespoke philosophy that caters to user preference, the package offers an integrated design experience that emphasizes harmony in the kitchen space.
Newly launched in North America, the design of the 4-door (French door) refrigerator maximizes convenience for consumers as it comes with replaceable door panels that owners can choose according to their preferences and lifestyle. Built into the interior to reduce contamination, the Beverage Center stores clean and purified water, and the Dual Auto Ice Maker quickly makes Cubed Ice and smaller Ice Bites.
The Bespoke Jet™, the cordless stick vacuum with an all-in-one Clean Station™, also won the Gold Award for design excellence. It offers a unique experience that covers the entire process from cleaning and disposal to storage. After placing the vacuum cleaner on the Clean Station™, users can empty the dust container with a simple push of a button, keeping the home area and air fresh and clean of dust. The all-in-one design of the Bespoke Jet ensures comfort that also looks good to match any living space.
A wide range of Samsung products have achieved five silver awards and one bronze award for their advanced designs
The Galaxy Tab S8, out of the silver awarded, was highlighted for its slimmest, lightest, but strongest body yet, combined with the largest 14.6-inch AMOLED screen. The expansive display is protected by the Armor Aluminum frame, which makes the device scratch-resistant and less likely to bend. The tablet also has a dedicated S Pen charging pad on the back of the device that seamlessly integrates with the camera housing for a satisfying design experience.
Another Silver winner was the Galaxy Upcycling at Home, a program that breathes new life into older Galaxy smartphones by repurposing them into IoT devices with a simple software update. Through the SmartThings app, users can repurpose unused smartphones into convenient smart home devices such as a childcare monitor or a pet care.
In addition, other Silver awards went to:
- Samsung India Keyboard, which provides an optimized smartphone keyboard experience that supports faster and easier typing in 29 Indian languages.
- Cooking sensor, which helps you cook your favorite food much easier by connecting the Samsung Induction hob to the SmartThings Kitchen Service.
- Samsung Air Hood, a concept design that combines the functions of hood, air conditioner and air purifier to help improve the cooking environment in the kitchens of Southwest Asia.
The bronze award was given to the Galaxy Z Flip3 case, which offers a variety of options to customize the phone with a ring or a colorful strap.