SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Whipsaw Inc., a design firm specializing in creating innovative products for companies around the globe, announced the winning of their Yubo kids' lunchbox and Pano Logic computer in the Green GOOD DESIGN Award, which is sponsored by the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. "This award represents the world's most important manufacturers and design firms that are forwarding a new emphasis on a more sustainable design and environment worldwide. The idea is to emphasize the importance of sustainable design and to develop public awareness about which companies are doing the best job in sustainable design," said Chicago Athenaeum.
"Yubo and Pano represent new thinking in each of their fields. The Yubo lunchbox grows and changes with the child, and the tiny Pano computer is powerful but sips only five watts of electricity. They are both compelling eco-innovations and we are honored to receive these awards," said Dan Harden, President of Whipsaw Inc.
Whipsaw is an industrial design and product development consulting firm in Silicon Valley, CA. Ranked among the top firms in the world, Whipsaw creates highly successful, award-winning products across the consumer, medical, and business product categories. Whipsaw's clients range from start-ups to large corporations, and include Cisco, Colgate, Dell, Eton, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Leapfrog, Motorola, Pioneer, Thomson, Topcon and many more (see www.whipsawinc.com).
About Yubo Lunchbox
Yubo is a modular lunchbox. It is infinitely customizable with many faceplate graphic panels or personal photos, so kids don't throw away their lunchbox. Internal containers can be arranged in many ways according to one's meal and no plastic or paper bags are needed. (see www.getyubo.com)
About Pano Logic
Pano is a tiny two-inch high server-based corporate computer. It has no software, memory, or moving parts, and compared to a PC it consumes 3% of the energy, uses 4% of the material to make it, and is one hundred times smaller. Pano's austere boxy form, tiny size, and ever-changing reflective surfaces gives Pano a futuristic quality. "Pano is both sex and art - all 9 cubic inches of it," said Wired Magazine. (see www.panologic.com)