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October 19, 2015

GIO Award for VanBerlo’s Promesso


The design for Douwe Egbert’s Promesso, developed by design agency VanBerlo, has been awarded a Recognition for Good Industrial Design Award 2015 (GIO Award). An independent jury confirmed the win after reviewing 61 entries. All prizes will be handed out officially during Dutch Design Week, on Monday 19 October (17:00-21:45) in Eindhoven’s Klokgebouw. The winners of the Special Awards for Excellence will also be announced during this event.


The Promesso coffee machine combines multiple complex technologies in one compact design. Through an intuitive touchscreen and a 'puck', the user can control the strength, quantity and balance between coffee and milk froth easily. Even the machine's ambiance lighting can be adjusted. The innovative Promesso is able to store the previous selections and variations, remembering the user's favourites and preferences.
Learn more about Douwe Egbert's Promesso [].

GIO Awards

The Recognition for Good Industrial Design Award (GIO award) is an independent design prize, created in 1986 by the GIO franchise. In 2015 recognitions have expanded to include various categories, such as Consumer Products, Public Planning and Transport, Professional Products, Project Facilities, and Nutrition and Retail.Additionally, six special awards will be presented to the most distinguished entries. This year's independent jury consisted of: Wim Poelman (president), Zuzanna Skalska, Andre Rotte, Jan Carel Diehl and Menno Dieperink.
For more information, please visit: GIO [].

VanBerlo pours Promesso

During Dutch Design Week, VanBerlo will give insight into the development of innovation and products, like Promesso, in which the user's wishes (user insights) are the beating heart of the process. Visitors and clients alike are invited to visit VanBerlo's interactive stand 'Fuel for innovation' at the Ketelhuisplein, open daily from11:00-18:00.
For more information go to DDW [].

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