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Gold for the new pendulum jigsaw

The barrel-grip variant of the new jigsaw CARVEX received gold at the iF Product Design Awards 2010
The barrel-grip variant of the new CARVEX received gold and thus the highest honor at the international iF Product Design Awards. Festool, the German manufacturer of electric and pneumatic tools from Wendlingen, received awards for six new products in total by a panel of experts.

Source: International Forum Design GmbH

On the 2nd of March 2010, the winners of the iF Gold Awards proudly accepted their trophies (from left to right) Dr. Johannes Steimel (head of research and development Festool GmbH), Torsten Reuss (head of construction design Festool GmbH), Roland Schirrmacher (Studiowerk Design from Inning) and Ralph Wiegmann (CEO of iF Internation Forum Design GmbH).
Gold for the powerful and precise pendulum jigsaw which can saw around any curve

At the award ceremony for the golden trophy, the president of the International Forum Design said: “Good things can always be improved upon – and with this cordless jigsaw, which is alone 30 percent lighter than comparable machines, we have a fantastic example of outstanding industrial design at the highest level. Form, function, innovation and intuitive use all blend perfectly together and rightfully earn the iF Gold Award!” For the craftsman, this results in a combination of performance, functionality, and design. The CARVEX operates with a powerful drive, to achieve a perfect cut result even in the curves, and has a light weight and the ergonomic form. Aside from the CARVEX PSC 400, five other new products received awards from the panel.

iF Product Design Award: one of the most recognized and significant design competitions in the world

The iF product Design Award is a multi-facetted competition for all aspects of product design. It offers a platform to establish design-relevant innovation worldwide in a fast changing environment. Since 1953, the iF Product Design Award has been a mark of excellence for worthy companies. In that year 1,016 companies from 39 countries took part and entered in total 2,486 products to be judged from an international panel of experts. Altogether, 778 products received iF Product Design Awards in 2010 and 50 of those received the iF Gold Award.

Good design does not mean just good looks

The criteria for the iF Product Design Award which always remain in the forefront are: design quality, workmanship, choice of materials, degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, ergonomics, easy to follow manual, safety, brand value + branding and universal design. For the customers of Festool, these awards are proof of a high quality of design from Wendlingen and at the same time it gives an impression of the many diligent years spent focusing on ergonomic requirements. Ergonomics, quality and Festool systems thinking are always a part of every new development. Festool operates under the premise to develop and construct equipment which eases the daily work of the user and provides him with an economic advantage.


Festool GmbH is a member of the European Power Tool Association and the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.).

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