Luxury Appliance Manufacturer Liebherr Honored With 2013 Good Design Award

Luxury Appliance Manufacturer Liebherr Honored With 2013 Good Design AwardLiebherr, the worldwide leader in environmentally responsible refrigeration, is honored to be presented with a 2013 GOOD DESIGN award for its wine storage unit (model: WS 17800).

Liebherr’s 26″ wine cabinet can store up to 178 bottles in 3 different temperature zones, targeting wine drinkers at all levels. Driven by innovation, special attention is paid to conditions that may affect storage, such as vibration, light, air quality, temperature and humidity. With its beautiful stainless steel surround, the unit stands alone adding an elegant design detail to any dining or recreation room, while providing the utmost protection for fine wines.

Created in 1950, GOOD DESIGN is the world’s most prestigious and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. For 2013, the Museum received submissions from several thousand firms from around the world representing the most important and critical mass of influential corporations worldwide in the design industry from over 48 countries. Products are awarded on the basis of design and innovation, sustainability, creativity, branding, ecologically responsible design, technology and packaging.

Luxury Appliance Manufacturer Liebherr Honored With 2013 Good Design Award“We are honored to be recognized with a 2013 Good Design Award,” said Josef Steigmiller, Vice President, Liebherr Refrigeration, The Americas. “The elegance and high-performance features of the WS 17800 is another example of Liebherr’s commitment to providing consumers with supreme design quality in all of our refrigeration products.”

Other key features of the wine unit that ensure successful wine maturity, include:

  • Constant, high air-quality, with re-circulated cooling and fresh air supplied through an activated charcoal filter
  • Quiet storage, due to specially developed vibration-free compressors that keep bottles still
  • Exact digital temperature controls in each of the three zones
  • Digital ventilation control to precisely maintain desired humidity between 50% and 80%
  • Energy efficient LED lighting for an attractive display without adding any heat or UV light into the storage cabinet
  • Wooden pull-out shelves on smooth telescopic rails that make selecting a bottle convenient

The WS 17800 wine cabinet is available at fine and specialty appliance retailers across the United States and Canada with a manufacturer suggested retail price of $4,899, USD. For more information, please visit Liebherr’s website also offers a Wine Guide that details proper wine storage and serving tips helping to ensure the maximum enjoyment of one’s favorite wine.

About Liebherr
Driven by innovation and characterized by sophisticated, elegant design, Germany-based Liebherr Corporation brings the best of Europe to the refrigeration category in North America. Visit to view Liebherr’s full product line of freestanding, built-in and fully integrated refrigeration and wine and humidor cigar storage units.

About the Good Design Award
Good Design Award is a comprehensive program for the evaluation and encouragement of design organized by Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP). This award system was originally born in 1957, out of the belief that design was essential in breaking out of the cycle of poverty in Japan. Since then, the Good Design Award has been given to outstanding designs for more than 50 years in the pursuit of prosperous lives and industrial development.