This year Siemens has obtained important awards for the design of its household appliances. In fact, it has been awarded the iF Design Award, the German Design Award and the Red Dot Design Awards for 33 of its appliances. In detail, the iQ700 ovens received the Gold award at the German Design Award and also had the iF Design Award. In addition, the new built-in fridge-freezers with extra-capacity won both the Red Dot Design Award and the iF Design Award. “At Siemens – comments Sonja Schiefer, Head of design – we inspire our consumers with products with unique designs, extraordinary user interaction functions and innovations capable of leaving their mark. Our appliances are intelligent and thought out with an eye always looking to the future but at the same time their advanced technology is made accessible to our consumers. We transform the home through modernity and a refined and distinctive style”.