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2016

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Refrigerator [Hitachi Refrigerator French Bottom Freezer Series]
Business Owner
Hitachi Appliances, Inc.
Category
Electrical appliances for daily life
Company
Hitachi Appliances, Inc. (Japan)
Award Number
16G040233
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2016

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Outline

This 600L French doors refrigerator is with four doors and a bottom freezer targeting markets of Southeast Asia, India and Middle East. The common requirements of these three markets are large capacity in refrigeration and vegetable compartment. As to adapt to each market, the tank type ice cube maker is installed for Southeast Asia, the door pockets for storing spices, powders, and beans are created for India, and the wider freezer for bulk storage for Middle East. The design is developed to be one platform for responding to different needs in different markets.

Producer

Michiya Matsuda, Board Director, Group Executive, Home & Eco Appliances Group, Hitachi Appliances, Inc.

Director

Toru Ebihara, Senior Designer, Global Center for Social Innovation-Tokyo, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

Designer

Isshu Nakajima, Senior Designer, Global Center for Social Innovation-Tokyo, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

Already on the market
2016/3
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