It is with great pride that we announce receipt of the GOOD DESIGN 2014 award for our Sierra outdoor heater.
‘Now in its 64th year, GOOD DESIGN is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide. Founded in Chicago in 1950 by the former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., together with such pioneers in modern design as Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen, GOOD DESIGN honors the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.’
There is meaningful validation in the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design’s recognition of our vision and execution in transforming what has historically been an uninspired, utilitarian product: the patio heater. Kindle Living was previously recognized with the GOOD DESIGN award in 2010, for our groundbreaking Allison heater.
With Sierra, we strove to add to our product line something as earthy and grand as it is innovative, a tribute – if you will – to the dynamic state of California where we design and manufacture. Whereas our other lamps and heaters are encased with a high-grade custom composite, Sierra is bench-made in Los Angeles by a master woodworker from sustainably grown African mahogany, then fitted to a laser-cut frame and exquisitely presented in a hand-rubbed oil finish.
We came together to create Kindle Living because we love deeply thought-out design as much as we do outdoor living. While we certainly don’t need an award to affirm our belief that we are changing the way consumers think about their outdoor spaces, we graciously accept it as recognition from our well-respected peers in the design community that we are on the right course, dutifully pushing boundaries and reinventing every step along the way.