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Studio Volpi wins Red Dot Award for combined oven


August 13, 2019
By Bakers Journal

In a competition that involved more than 5500 projects, Studio Volpi, the Italian design company founded and directed by Gianmario Volpi, won the prestigious Red Dot: Best of the Best alongside Angelo Po Grandi Cucine for the Act.o combined oven.

This great success follows the two Red Dot Product Design Awards 2019 won by Studio Volpi: one for the Act.o, the other for the BONECO’s F-Series fans.

Studio Volpi previously won a “Red Dot” in the Red Dot Award: Product Design in 2018 with the Smart Car Seat R542 project of the Chinese company Max-inf and in 2012 for the Saeco vending machine “Carthego”, and the recognition as Red Dot: Best of the Best allows the Italian company to sit among the world-class design great companies.

During the awarding ceremony at Aalto Theater in Essen, Germany, in front of more than 1200 guests, the founder and CEO of Red Dot, Professor Peter Zec, and Nils Toft, managing director at Designidea, presented the award to Glauca Vesperini, brand and marketing manager of Angelo Po, and Studio Volpi representatives Patrizio Cionfoli (design director), Massimo Battaglia (senior industrial designer) and Nikola Mitrovic (UI designer).

The Jury’s statement reported that “Act.o fascinates with a user interface that has been carefully designed to the last detail. The highly functional control panel and the distinctive, ergonomically designed rotary knob offer a new, direct approach towards interaction. The entire interface is simple and highly self-explanatory. Act.o promotes professionalism at first glance and lends efficiency and lightness to the work processes in professional kitchens.”

Gianmario Volpi, CEO, commented in a press release: “I’m proud of this award because we have been able to express the brand values of an innovative company like Angelo Po through design, innovation and user experience.”

“The award motivates us to continue in our mission to enable memorable food experience through high-performing equipment that also offers elegant and functional design,” adds Massimo Aleardi, CEO of Angelo Po in the same release.