The jury of the 2018 German Design Award, which recognized The Otto Grill for its intuitive operability and stylish look, expressed the following when awarding it the prize for Excellent Product Design: “The Otto Grill allows you to grill like a professional. The operation of the grill is extremely easy and self-explanatory. A solid device design that promises perfect grilling results."
It was an acknowledgment that filled Otto with pride. “From the beginning of development, we were focusing on the simple handling of The Otto Grill,” said the namesake of the family business and engineer behind the The Otto Grill. “Both burners can be adjusted separately and the height of the grill grate can be adjusted precisely using the lever. In addition, it only takes a few seconds to take off the top unit so you can easily clean the grill from the inside. We are especially pleased that the clever product design and the high-quality workmanship of the Over Fired Broiler are now honored by the German Design Award.”
The German Design Award, a prestigious international award in the field of design, is the top international prize of the German Design Council. It aims to discover, present, and honor unique design trends. Launched in 2012, the competition sets high standards when it comes to selecting prizewinners, thanks to a unique nomination process. Products and communication design services are only invited to participate if their design quality stands out. The jury of the German Design Award is made up of experts from various disciplines-- business, education, science, design-- all recognized as leading authorities in their respective fields. The Otto Grill prevailed among more than 2,400 applications in its category of Excellent Product Design and was selected as the Winner in the area of Gardening and Outdoor Living. This year, there were more than 5,000 entries in total, but only one winner: the Otto Grill.
You can find the jury’s assessment of the Otto Grill here: The Otto Grill at the German Design Award.