Fiskars Wins 6 GOOD DESIGN™ 2016 Awards for Design Excellence

MADISON, Wis.– Fiskars is proud to announce that six of its products from the company’s garden, craft, kids and school categories were awarded the prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ 2016 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 2016 from corporations in over 55 countries.

The following Fiskars products were named some of the most innovative and cutting-edge product designs around the world in 2016:

  • Tree Pruners available now
  • Forged Garden Cutting Tools – available January 2017
  • Softgrip® Kids Scissors – available now
  • Total Control™ Precision Scissors – available March 2017
  • Easy Change Detail Knives – available now
  • Gifting Board – available May 2017

“Design and innovation have been at the core of the Fiskars brand for over three centuries,” said Fiskars Americas President Paul Tonnesen. “We are honored to be recognized with an award as prestigious as GOOD DESIGN for our commitment to superior product design across the gardening, crafting and kids & school categories.”

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 2016 are posted on the Museum’s website at and are published in the GOOD DESIGN Yearbook for 2016-2017.

Now in its 66th 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