Ruby 2 is awarded GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2023

A white and silver Ruby 2 on a glass table in front of a window with white curtains

We are thrilled to announce that the elegant and functional design of one of our products has once again been recognized. Our second generation Ruby sparkling water maker – Ruby 2 – has been awarded the Good Design Award.

Ruby 2 is an easy-to-use sparkling water maker made of durable aluminum, available in six different colours.  It has previously won the Red Dot Product Design award in 2023. In addition, the previous version of the Ruby collection has been chosen as the best carbonation device on the market in Germany in 2022.

“Our aim was to create an iconic design classic that elevates any kitchen to the next level – a Design that is simultaneously eye-catching, while being timelessly simple.

We wanted to make a product that is designed and manufactured so well that it can withstand time and daily use for decades.” says Arni Aromaa, creative director of Pentagon Design, who was responsible for the design. 

This vision is also reflected in the choice of materials for Ruby 2. Instead of fossil-based plastic the body of the device is made of aluminum which is a durable yet light-weight material that creates a beautiful matte finish.

A black copper Ruby 2 sparkling water maker and the logos of the Good Design Award and Red Dot Award

“From the thousands of designers and manufacturers who participated this year, the winners of GOOD DESIGN for 2023 have proved that they have created excellent products worthy of winning an award. The products won over the jury not only through their aesthetic, but also thanks to their incomparable functionality. With their designs, the award winners are setting the highest standards in their industry. I wish to congratulate them most sincerely on their continued success,” said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Architecture and Design Critic and Chief Curator of Good Design.

For nearly 75 years, the Good Design Award, organized by The Chicago Athenaeum, has risen awareness about contemporary design and innovations. It honors both products and industry leaders in manufacturing and design that go new ways and keep pushing for new innovations in the marketplace. Submissions are evaluated for the highest aesthetic with regards to innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, and energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment.

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