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Impressive haul of prizes for Food Specials from Villeroy & Boch: Pasta Passion and BBQ Passion receive numerous design awards

Press release   •   Apr 01, 2016 14:02 BST

Villeroy & Boch's Tableware Division is currently enjoying an impressive haul of prizes. The new Food Specials Pasta Passion and BBQ Passion, which offer product concepts for uncomplicated but stylish enjoyment, are delighting not only market partners and consumers but also the jurors of internationally renowned design competitions.

And the winner is: Pasta Passion

The latest prize goes to Pasta Passion, the current star of the Food Specials. Pasta Passion has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 from the North Rhine-Westphalian Design Centre in Essen. This year a jury of 41 experts evaluated a record 5,214 products from 57 nations live and on site, selecting the most outstanding achievements according to the strict rules of Red Dot. The Red Dot Awards will be presented on 4 July 2016 at the traditional Red Dot Gala, to be held at the Aalto Theatre in Essen with more than 1,200 invited guests. Pasta Passion will then join the other prize winners for a year-long exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum, which welcomes about 150,000 international visitors annually.

In December 2015 the generously sized serving dish from Pasta Passion was already honoured with the Design Plus Ambiente 2016 award, chosen from among 418 products or product series from 178 exhibitors. And at the Ambiente 2016 in February this year Pasta Passion was presented with the consumer prize "KitchenInnovation of the Year®" and the "Golden Award – Best of the Best" in recognition of its particular qualities of innovation, functionality and design.

The Pasta Passion line consists of special plates that are designed to rest comfortably on your knees, for instance when eating on the couch or in the garden. The flowing design of the pure white porcelain plates makes an equally stylish and modern impression when used in table-settings. Furthermore, the Pasta Passion line includes a serving dish, pasta cutlery and a ceramic parmesan grater with dish.

Also singled out for awards: BBQ Passion

BBQ Passion, the current line catering for stylish barbecuing enjoyment, has also received noted design accolades. Last year BBQ Passion was honoured with the Red Dot Award: Product Design, and has since been allowed to display the coveted quality seal. And at this year's Ambiente, BBQ Passion won the "KitchenInnovation of the Year" prize, just like Pasta Passion.

The modular range of BBQ Passion consists of plates in various sizes and shapes with separate areas for barbeque sauces and accompaniments, generous platters, a dish, and a cooling and heating platter. There is also a condiment dish divided into three compartments, a dessert plate, dip bowls and a wooden carrier for standard-size sauce bottles.

"We are very proud that our Food Specials have been so well received by both trade experts and consumers," comments Laurent Turmes, Global Sales Director Tableware at Villeroy & Boch. "The fantastic prizes and awards show that we were absolutely on track with our idea of developing innovative, functional product lines that cater for current food trends."

Villeroy & Boch:

Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.