Fiskars wins 4 GOOD DESIGN™ 2015 Awards for design excellence

Fiskars’ innovation recognized worldwide across lifestyle products

MADISON, Wis.– Fiskars is proud to announce that four of its products from the company’s garden, home improvement, kids and sewing categories were awarded the prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ 2015 Award . The award emphasizes quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetic.

The GOOD DESIGN™ Award is conferred annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The Museum received several thousand entries in 2015 from corporations in over 47 countries.

The following Fiskars products were named some of the most innovative and cutting-edge product designs around the world in 2015:

“As a company with a centuries-old heritage built on innovation and design, we are honored to be one of the brands recognized around the globe for its superior design excellence,” said Fiskars President Paul Tonnesen. “At Fiskars, we work passionately and continuously to make even the simplest things better and smarter.”

Fiskars products are renowned for their functionality, ease of use and design and have been recognized worldwide with numerous design accolades, including: red dot design awards, Fast Company Innovation by Design award finalist and iF design awards, among many others.

All winning designs for GOOD DESIGN 2015 will be posted on the Museum’s website at www.chiathenaeum.org and are published in the GOOD DESIGN Yearbook for 2015-2016.

Now in its 65th year, GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide. Submissions to the program are judged by a jury of distinguished design professionals and leading industry specialists to create a revived awareness about contemporary design and to honor both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have
pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace. GOOD DESIGN is an international symbol of a company's firm commitment to innovation and superior design embodiment.

About Us

Since its establishment in 1649, Fiskars Group has grown to be a leading functional and living products company with a strong brand portfolio, including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Wedgewood and Waterford. Fiskars Group has employees in over 30 countries and is headquartered in Finland. With over 1 billion Orange-handled Scissors sold, Fiskars has grown to be the World’s #1 Scissors Brand. Fiskars promotes achievement and self-expression by focusing on easy to use, innovative tools to make gardening, cooking and crafting more enjoyable. Fiskars Americas is headquartered in Wisconsin. Please visit www.fiskars.com.

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