Rational’s iCombi Pro combi steamer has become the recipient of one of the world’s most prestigious design awards.
It has landed the 2020 Good Design award, which honours innovation in form, function, aesthetics and energy efficiency.
Rational finds itself in distinguished company as other 2020 winners include Alessi, Braun, Google, Nissan and Peloton.
Established in Chicago in 1950, Good Design is one of the oldest and most esteemed 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 sleek and attractive 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 touchscreen, and on other Rational appliances, visually uniting the family of Rational products.
“The ultimate design goal of every Rational product is the same: it must provide a benefit to the customer,” said Peter Wiedemann, chief technical officer at Rational.
“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.”