Fiskars named a finalist for Fast Company’s 2018 Innovation by Design Awards

MADISON, Wis. – Fiskars is proud to announce that its Summit™ Knives have been named a finalist for Fast Company’s 2018 Innovation by Design Awards, honoring the most innovative and disruptive design solutions for today’s business problems.

This year’s judging panel, which was comprised of the world’s best design minds, selected the finalists from among 2,800 submissions across 16 categories.

Fiskars’ Summit™ Knives feature a new handle design that automatically guides user’s hands to the ideal grip for more efficient and controlled cutting. The blades are made of Japanese-grade stainless steel for long-lasting sharpness and come with a dishwasher-safe blade guard to prevent damage during washing and storage. The knives are available in two sizes of chef knives, two types of utility knives, and one paring knife.

“At our very core, Fiskars loves to create iconic products that make our consumers lives’ easier and more enjoyable,” said Fiskars Americas Vice President of Marketing Jay Gillespie. “The Summit™ Knives are a great example of our commitment to innovative design. We are honored Fast Company feels the same way.”

All finalists are highlighted on and in the October issue of the print magazine.

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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