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Hess PORTAL Bench Honored in 2021 SIT Furniture Design Awards


April 26, 2022


A warm and well-deserved congratulations to Carlos Romero for yet another award-winning product!  The PORTAL Bench from HessAmerica was given an honorable mention in the Public Park & Public Area Furniture category in the 2021 SIT Furniture Design Award. The SIT Design Award is a global program that seeks to honor the best in furniture and interior design with the goal of advancing the appreciation of these designs on a worldwide scale.  The program is open to anyone globally and is currently in its second year.  A diverse jury of 25 design professionals from all corners of the world made the selection.

The judging criteria include the following:

  • Innovation — does the product provide something new to the market or supplement/improve an existing product?

  • Aesthetics — form, shape, color, texture, finishing, the material used, etc.

  • Functionality — ease of use, safety, maintenance, etc.

  • Ergonomics — the product’s interaction with the user

  • Durability — the quality and longevity of the design

  • Impact — the benefit delivered to the user and/or society by the product

  • Utility — does the product meet the intended purpose and needs of the user?

  • Ecological compatibility — potential environmental and/or ecological impact

  • The reality of production — how realistic is it, technically and economically, to develop and market this product large scale?

  • Emotional quotient — in addition to fulfilling its practical purpose, does the product create a sense of enjoyment, and satisfaction?


See the winning entry: Here

See the story on Lighting Exchange: HERE

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