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Catalyst Award

Click one of the links at left to launch BusinessWeek's photo essay of the best product designs of 2004 or view the full list of winners below

Catalyst Award

DeWalt Worksite Radio/Charger

Altitude, Inc and Black & Decker, Inc

Catalyst Award: Honorable Mention

SPOT Endoscopic Marking System


Puritian Bennett Breeze SleepGear™ CPAP Interface System

IDEO and Mallinckrodt

Business & Industrial Products: Gold

Argus®3 Thermal Imaging Camera

Alloy Ltd, United Kingdom and e2v technologies, United Kingdom

ApproTEC MoneyMaker Deep Lift Pump


Vocera Communications Badge

IDEO and Vocera Communications

Business & Industrial Products: Silver

Bloomberg Terminal

Antenna Design New York Inc


Apple Computer, Inc

Demain Series Angle Grinder

Bayly Design, Australia

Weight Forward Hammer

Farm Design, Inc

PE 4000 Series

Formation Design Group, Inc and Crown Equipment Corp

Business & Industrial Products: Bronze


B/E Aerospace Inc

Bose® Personalized Amplification System™ family of products

Bose Corp

Industrial Overshoe

Linckia Development and Opie Design

Chemical Splash Goggle

Phillips Plastics

Digital Dirtbike

Whipsaw, Inc

Computer Equipment: Gold

Power Mac G5

Apple Computer, Inc

Logitech KeyCase

Design Partners, Ireland; Eleksen, United Kingdom; IDEO and Logitech

HP Scanjet 4670

Hewlett-Packard Design and Smart Design

17", 19" LCD Monitor - SyncMaster 173P, 193P

Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd, Korea

Computer Equipment: Silver

Logitech diNovo Media Desktop

Design Partners, Ireland

Toughbook CF-18

Panasonic Design Co

Computer Equipment: Bronze

Apple Wireless Keyboard

Apple Computer, Inc

BenQ LCD Monitor FP783

BenQ Corp, Taiwan

HP USB Digital Drive

Hewlett-Packard Co

Zodiac by Tapwave

Summit ID and Tapwave

Consumer Products: Gold

iPod Mini

Apple Computer, Inc.

Built NY™ BYObag™

Built NY Inc

DeWalt 735 Heavy Duty 13" Thickness Planer

DeWalt Power Tools

Kestrel Airfoil Pro Triathlon Bicycle


Infinity Climber



Mint, Inc

Nokia 7600

Nokia Mobile Phones, United Kingdom

Consumer Products: Silver

Flow Bicycle Seat


Artist's BrushMate

Cobalt Design Group

Tribord FLP500

Decathlon, France

Aliph Jawbone


Knirps X1 & Knirps X1 Display

haythornthwaite//design, New Zealand

OGIO Stinger (golf cart bag)

OGIO International, Inc, AK Designs and Redbird Design Studio

Washing & Drying Machine

Panasonic Design Co

DLP Projection TV 85 Series (50" and 56")

Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd, Korea

Microwave Oven MD 1200

Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd, Korea

Black Magic Automotive Tools

Smart Design


Tupperware Corp, Belgium and USA

Zodiac G4

Zodiac Pool Care, Inc, Henk and I, South Africa; and Alexis Adrian and Felipe Wadman, The Netherlands

Consumer Products: Bronze

Slingshot Irons

Astro Design and Nike, Inc

Belkin TuneDok

Belkin Corp

10 " Table Saw

Bresslergroup and Black & Decker Inc

Black & Decker 360 Bullseye Laser

DW Product Development Inc, Canada and Black & Decker

BabyBjörn BabyCarrier Active

Ergonomidesign, Sweden and BabyBjörn AB, Sweden

Oster Equine Care Series

Fitch and New Product Innovations, Inc

Moviebeam Receiver

fuseproject and Buena Vista Datacasting

TicTac2 - Magnetic Clip

Igloo-Design, Israel

Five Senses Baking Dishes

KAHLA/Thüringen Porzellan GmbH, Germany

System Dish Rack

Lum Design Assoc and simplehuman

AJ3136 Clock Radio

Philips, China

Intellicare Steam System GC8080

Philips, China and The Netherlands

"Sofa" Remote Control RC 43

Philips, The Netherlands

Design Explorations: Gold


American Seating

Ford Shelby Cobra Concept

Ford Motor Co

DEVO Underwear & Packaging


Florence Concept

IDEO and Intel


IDEO, Germany

Circular Printer

Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd, Korea and Seoul National University, Korea

Umpqua Bank Research

ZIBA Design

Design Explorations: Silver

BikeBug Radio Concept

Design Continuum

Numark Fusion Series Research

Design Continuum and Numark Industries, Inc

Lincoln Aviator Concept

Ford Motor Co

m-Health — Wireless Healthcare Solutions

IBM Corp, USA and Switzerland and Camillo Sassano

Optimize C1e

Lunar Design and Optimize

Design Explorations: Bronze

High Performance Golf Tee

Altitude, Inc, Nike, Inc and Scott Models, Inc


Alto Design Inc, Canada; Nevenka Prijik and Jacques Mayrand, Canada

Waterloo Tooldock Research

Design Continuum and Waterloo Industries

MINI Aid Tent


Cadillac Sixteen

General Motors Corp - Design Center

Pret-a-Porter Door

Lunar Design

Stanley InVision Stud Finder

The Stanley Works

Design Strategy: Gold

Birkenstock Footprints: The Architect Collection


Design Strategy: Silver

Ridgid Power Tool Design Strategy

Concept Center Int, The Home Depot and Ridge Tool Co

Memorex Biomorph Audio Family

newdealdesign LLC

Digital Media Interfaces: Gold

Mohawk Paper Mills Website

Pentagram Design

Digital Media Interfaces: Silver

Kaleidescape™ Home Theater Movie System User Interface

Smart Design

Digital Media Interfaces: Bronze

Nordstrom Men's Department Training CD

Hornall Anderson Design Works, Inc

IBM ThinkPad ScreenSaver

IBM Corp, USA and Japan

Samsung Smart Screen

Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd, Korea

Environments: Gold

Ship of Ideas - Frankfurt Museum Bank Festival 2003

Atelier Markgraph GmbH, Germany

Vodafone Interactive Cube

IDEO; BCA, United Kingdom; and Y-Dreams, Portugal

Progress Begins with an Idea - Mercedes-Benz at the IAA 2003

Kauffmann Theilig & Partner Freie Architekten BDA, Germany; Atelier Markgraph GmbH, Germany; Design Hoch Drei, Germany: and TLD Planungsgruppe GmbH, Germany

Mission: SPACE

Walt Disney Imagineering

Environments: Silver


APCO Graphics, Inc

EADS Exhibition Design

GfG/Gruppe für Gestaltung, Germany

BBCi Interactive Showcase Product

IDEO and BBCi, United Kingdom

Cleveland Botanical Garden Orientation Theater

Thinc Design

Furniture: Gold


Guigaro Design, Italy

Furniture: Silver

Icon/Slide/Flite Architectural Site Lights

Cooper Lighting

Trio® Convertible Shades

Hunter Douglas Inc

m2 Landscape Lounge

Scott Wilson, IDSA and Quinze & Milan, Belgium

Mirra Chair

Studio 7.5, Germany

Furniture: Bronze

Get Set

Cesaroni Design Associates, Inc and Allsteel

Undertone Trough Sinks

Kohler Co

Medical & Scientific Products: Gold

Intelect Advanced & Mobile Electrotherapy Range

Design + Industry Pty Ltd, Australia and Chattanooga Group

Vicks Underarm Thermometer by Kaz, Inc

Smart Design

Medical & Scientific Products: Silver

Fluke 1650 Series Multifunction Tester

Fluke Corp

Advanced Bionics HiRes Auria

IDEO and Advanced Bionics

LifePort Kidney Transporter

IDEO and Organ Recovery Systems

BD FACSArray Bioanalyzer System

Lunar Design and BD Biosciences

Diagnostic Unit / Apex Locator

Nectar Inc and Sybron Endodontics™

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc and 3D, Denmark

Medical & Scientific Products: Bronze

Lifeline AED

Defibtech, LLC; BSC Engineering and Ideaz

Disintegrator Plus Needle Destruction System

Design Interface Inc

Genotropin Pen

Ergonomidesign, Sweden

BriteSmile 3000PB Teeth-Whitening System

IDEO and BriteSmile, Inc

Microsound Pilot

Microsound A/S, Denmark and Designit A/S, Denmark

ALGO®3i Newborn Hearing Screener

PEMSTAR Pacific Consultants, Inc; Natus Medical, Inc; Arrows Design and Technolution

Medela Harmony Manual Breastpump

Product Development Technologies, Inc and Medela

Biology Camera Head and CPU

Product M and SciMeasure

Packaging & Graphics: Silver

simplehuman Packaging & Brand Identity

Smart Design

Packaging & Graphics: Bronze

Aveda Uruku Lipstick

Harry Allen and Assoc and Aveda

The Consistency of Shadows: Exhibition Catalogs as Autonomous Works of Art

Inventory and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Student Designs: Gold

AMUN - The Pulse of the House

Peter Riering-Czekalla, Vincent Weckert and Sebastian Ritzler, Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts & Design, Germany


William Hsu, Art Center College of Design

EXCEL (aquatic assistant for the disabled)

Youjin Nam, Academy of Art College

Student Designs: Silver

Blood Valve

Adriano Braun Galvao, Institute of Design - Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)


Jacob Childs, Art Center College of Design

Student Designs: Bronze


Brad Jolitz, University of Notre Dame


James Patten and Ben Recht, MIT Media Lab

Transportation: Gold

BMW R 1200 GS Motorcycle

BMW AG, Germany

Chevrolet Super Sport Roadster

General Motors Corp and ASC Creative Services

Toyota Prius

Techno Art Research Co, Ltd, Japan and Toyota Motor Corp, Japan

Upper Class Suite

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd, United Kingdom; Pearson Lloyd Design Ltd, United Kingdom; and Design Q Ltd, United Kingdom

Transportation: Silver

Xtended Roller Coaster

Hartmann + Hartmann GmbH, Germany and Maurer Soehne GmbH & Co KG, Germany

Transportation: Bronze

C-400 Bench Cassette

Thetford Corp, USA and The Netherlands

Scion xB

Toyota Motor Corp, Japan

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