CasusGrill achieved an SBID Award for the best Outdoor product at the inaugural SBID Product Design Awards for 2020. This award-winning product can been seen on the CPL Distribution stand (19G01).
The sustainable BBQ innovator was awarded this accolade for its eco-friendly single-use grill. The winners were revealed online on Friday 23 October alongside this year’s eagerly anticipated SBID International Design Awards winners in a combined celebration of interior design excellence, showcasing the exceptional designers of interiors, and the inspiring products that go in them!
The Outdoor category is solely for outdoor products for either residential or contract use ranging from outdoor furniture, outdoor lighting, signage, garden furniture, sun protection, fire pits, BBQs and grills. CasusGrill is a world patented redesign and green transformation of the aluminium disposable single-use grill. It is only made of sustainable materials such as cardboard, natural bamboo, lava stones and bamboo charcoal briquettes without the use of any metals.
More efficient, less waste, safer to use and makes GREAT food. All materials are biodegradable except the lava rocks. The lava rocks can be returned to nature and even used as soil treatment and 100% pure growth medium for plants. CasusGrill is ready to cook within 5 minutes and retains heat for more than 60 minutes.
No fossil fuels are used, no large flames and emits minimum smoke when starting. The insulating lava rocks make it possible to reduce the risk of burn damage and forest fires, and uses less resources, more efficiently. For comparison, CasusGrill uses only 265 grams charcoals against the aluminium grill, which uses up to 600 grams of charcoal. This reduction has a large direct impact on the CO2 emission, which is reduced by up to 50%.
Despite the unprecedented challenges facing the industry this year, the SBID Awards 2020 have been the most globally represented edition to date. With industry talent hailing from 49 countries across the world, the results are a testament to the profession’s extraordinary resilience, demonstrating a world-wide determination to continue to celebrate the achievements of the design profession at large.
Now in its eleventh year, the GOLD-rated awards programme is recognised for its transparency, as well as its professional and ethical standards by The Independent Awards Standards Council. With all categories assessed by panels of leading industry experts who look for outstanding examples of technical content and aesthetic creativity, as well inviting the public to cast their votes, achieving an SBID Award is an unparalleled marque of industry excellence for the deserving winners.
Judges this year included a host of top tier professionals from global design businesses such as Karim Rashid Inc, Unilever Prestige, Zaha Hadid Architects, Wanda Hotels and Resorts, HOK London Studio, Katharine Pooley Ltd, and the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
SBID Founder and CEO, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE comments: “We have all been struggling to cope with the broad effects caused by Covid-19 - as individuals, as well as a community. So the Awards this year, whilst very different, have been particularly inspiring to review. It just goes to prove the importance of our surroundings and how the way we feel and act within them is directly impacted by it. It’s been an important reminder to business owners that good design is not just about its aesthetic and functionality, but particularly in commercial space, it’s also about the intrinsic value great design adds to business.”
In line with its mission to promote and elevate talent and creativity with fairness and equality, the annual event will continue to reward outstanding projects and products as it looks to 2021 with a new optimism in this rapidly evolving industry.
Each SBID Awards winner will receive a bespoke crystal trophy designed and crafted exclusively by Sans Souci glass deco. The winners from each category can be viewed at www.sbidawards.com.