Le Creuset’s new 4.5-qt. stainless steel sauté pan has been awarded the Red Dot Award 2014 for high design quality. The product was selected by the largest-ever Red Dot jury, 40 international design experts from 25 countries, the company said. In this year’s competition, the expert panel considered and evaluated 4,815 entries from 53 countries.
“The 40 experts assessed the quality of the entries with the utmost care and attention. Due to their backgrounds, they also assessed the special cultural aspects of the designs from 53 countries. But only the best products receive an award from the jury,” Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of Red Dot, said on the decision process in the Red Dot Award. “This is especially reflected in the percentage of successful entries in the Red Dot Award, which is much smaller in contrast to other international design competitions.”
Le Creuset has entered the premium stainless steel cookware category with a new cookware collection that carries the French company’s iconic design DNA from its cast iron cookware to its new stainless steel assortment, with such features as the distinct three-ring detailing of the self-sealing lid that can be found on both cast iron and stainless steel cookware