Sarasota, FL; 14, November, 2013 – ROBRADY design has won the Gold award in the World Changing category of this year’s Spark Awards competition. The Envirofit Institutional Cookstove was recognized by the Spark judges as making a significant step towards better living through better design. Congratulations to ROBRADY team members Rob Brady, Chris Stefko, Robert Karnick, Erik Holmen and Steve MacFarlane for their award-winning contribution to this innovative design.
The ROBRADY design for the Institutional Cookstove incorporates all of Envirofit’s industry-leading household technologies into a highly- efficient, institutional-sized model designed for scalability depending on the needs of the location. The stoves are long-lasting, durable and easy to use. Key benefits in the design of the stove are safety mechanisms for pot stability, reduction of harmful emissions (90% less smoke and soot), adaptability for indoor/outdoor cooking and an 80% reduction of wood needed for cooking. These benefits are crucial in the developing world where up to 60% of income is spent on fuel in food preparation. By using wood more efficiently there is a reduction in deforestation, preventing erosion and habitat destruction.
The SparkTM award is a global design competition that was started in 2001. The Spark mission is to promote better living through better design. The focus of the competition is recognizing change— ‘designed change’. They define ‘designed change’ as change for the better: studied, researched and cognizant of criteria like sustainability, suitability, context, inventiveness, process, universality and yes, beauty. The Spark 2013 recipients represent the world’s most important manufacturers, designers and architects whose work embodies an emphasis on creative solutions that enrich our lives and environment.
ROBRADY design is a multi-disciplined product design and development studio that offers its global client base—including General Electric, Mercedes-Benz, Office Depot, Parker Hannifin, AT&T, Textron, Caterpillar, Merial, Vectrix and Segway—progressive industrial design, mechanical design and engineering, graphics /packaging / GUI / web and ecommerce design, market research, brand and retail development, complete rapid prototyping and production program management. ROBRADY design stresses comprehensive speed-to-market product solutions from start-up to Fortune 100 by collaborating to identify the greatest areas of opportunity, producing innovative designs that deliver profitable results. ROBRADY delivers design, production and capital solutions to their clients in support of their research to reality philosophy.