Exciting news for PodMarket. We have received a German Design Award Nomination.
The German Design Council has written to us stating that PodMarket’s “extraordinary design expertise has attracted our attention… Due to your outstanding accomplishment, the committees of the German Design Council have nominated (PodMarket) to participate in the German Design Award 2018 – Excellent Product Design. Congratulations!”
This nomination is for our Pende Table.
The Council writes further: “Our long-standing expertise and the rigorous nomination process ensure that only the best projects, their manufacturers and designers may participate in the German Design Award. Therefore, the nomination itself is already considered a great honour.”
We were surprised to receive this letter, “out of the blue”, as it is an invitation to register in the German Design Award Competition. We are very honoured that the German Design Council, established by the German Parliament in 1953, has recognised our design on the world stage.
Receiving this nomination from Germany is particularly interesting to us and our sister company Superpod Pty Ltd. Superpod’s passive house building system is based on the German Passivhaus Institute’s rigorous building physics program for ensuring successful compliance with the International Passive House Standard for excellence in buildings. We know something of the high standards and deep design processes that are not only supported, but insisted upon, in Germany.
The many months of work required to produce an excellent design is not always understood when looking at the final, simple object.
Congratulations to Harry Strouzas, the designer of this marvellous table. PodMarket are proud to be the custodians of this excellent design.