HARTFORD, Wis., Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cattura downdraft from BEST, a Nortek company (Nasdaq: NTK), is a recipient of the 2015 GOOD DESIGN® Award. Now in its 65th year, GOOD DESIGN is the world's most prestigious, recognized and oldest design awards program, organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The program strives to honor products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing.
Each year, GOOD DESIGN covers new consumer products designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The program recognizes quality design with an emphasis on form, function and aesthetics that extend beyond those of ordinary consumer products and graphics. Since 1950, approximately 40,000 GOOD DESIGN Awards have been awarded for design and innovation, sustainability, branding, ecologically responsible design, human factors, material, technology, graphic arts, packaging and universal design. Awarded corporations include some of the world's leading and most visionary Fortune 500 companies.
In 2015, the BEST Cattura downdraft was one of over 900 winning new products and graphic designs. Product categories include: electronics, transportation, medical equipment, protective equipment, energy systems, robotics and bionics, building products/materials, furniture, textiles, industrial, environments, hardware, bath and accessories, kitchen/appliances, floor and wallcovering, tabletop, household products, personal, office products, children's products, sports and recreation, lighting, tools, and graphics, branding and packaging.
The Cattura downdraft continues BEST's commitment to designing luxury range hoods. It provides as much capture as a traditional chimney hood, but takes its form as a thin, sleek retractable unit that elevates kitchen design and improves indoor air quality, thanks to its unique, patented VERTEX™ Complete Capture Design. With its FlexBlower system, which allows for up to nine ducting options, the Cattura downdraft is able to be installed with a free-standing range, drop-in cooktop, gas or electric cooktop, slide-in range or a built-in oven with a cooktop, ultimately giving homeowners the freedom to design their dream kitchens without compromises. The BEST Cattura downdraft will be available in Q2 2016.
BEST® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of residential kitchen ventilation products. BROAN® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, balanced ventilation systems (IAQ), built-in heaters, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, ceiling fans, intercom systems, ironing centers and ventilation fans.
Broan-NuTone LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK), a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortekinc.com for more information.
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