The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) have announced this year’s
Industrial Design Excellence Awards
(IDEA). Sponsored by
, the annual awards have been created to reward designs ranging from to PCs to skateboards, with everything in between. The results? Apple tied Samsung for the most awards — five, all told.
Apple’s flat panel G4-equipped iMac walked away with the Gold award for Computer Equipment, along with Handspring’s Treo PDA/cell phone and Belkin’s OmniView SOHO series keyboard/video/mouse switching products. Apple’s iBook laptop also walked away with a silver award in the same category.
Apple’s retail stores got a gold award in the Environment category, along with Apple’s presence at Macworld Expo San Francisco this past January. The iPod scored a gold medal in the Consumer Products field, alongside such diverse products as Malden Mills’ Polartec Heat Blankets and GE’s Advantium 120 ATC Oven.
For the complete list of winners, please visit BusinessWeek Online at the link above.