PDT an Astronics Company: Product Design and Development Firm in Chicago, IL

Product Design and Development Firm, PDT, Honored for Design Inspired by Porsche and Mercedes


OXFORD, UK — June 1, 2017 — Product Development Technologies (PDT), a global, full-service product development firm, is proud to announce that its work has once again been recognized by Appliance Design's Excellence in Design Awards and Industrial Designers Society of America's International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).


The Leitz iLAM Home Office Laminator has been awarded a Gold Excellence in Design Award in this year’s competition. Selected by an independent panel of design experts on the basis of creativity, ease of use, and visual appeal, the iLAM Laminator stood out for its highly versatile, compact and beautifully designed form, as well as its high-performance features.


The iLAM Laminator has also been named as an Industrial Design Society of America's International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Finalist, a prestigious award judged by renowned design experts from around the world.


Leitz’s headquarters, located in Stuttgart, Germany, is also the headquarters of Mercedes and Porsche. In a quest to develop a fresh, unique look for a new home-office laminator that also complimented the original brand design language, while paying homage to the high-end automotive design their location is known for, Leitz turned to PDT.  Tours through local automotive museums were given to PDT’s design team to inspire the new design.


The resulting Leitz’s iLAM Home Office Laminator is a sleek, modern, and highly versatile solution for business or personal use within the home setting. Designed with the user and setting in mind, the laminator is compact, minimizing the footprint of typical office-use machines without sacrificing the functionality of the internal engine. It warms up in only three minutes, and laminates pouches up to 125 microns thick.


Now in its 30th year, the Excellence in Design Awards seek to recognize outstanding achievements in design, innovation and functionality annually. The panel of judges hail from respected industry associations and award entries based on ten industry categories: innovation, simplicity, strong functionality for the user, and other considerations including optimized capabilities, environmental footprint, and energy- and cost-savings.



About Appliance Design

Appliance Design's Excellence in Design competition recognizes outstanding achievements in innovation, design and functionality by our readership in the products they create for consumers and businesses. For more information, please visit www.appliancedesign.com/Excellence-in-Design


About IDSA

Founded in 1965, the nonprofit IDSA is one of the oldest and largest membership associations for industrial design professionals, with thousands of members in dozens of Professional Chapters, Student Chapters and Special Interest Sections in the United States and internationally. IDSA sponsors IDEA®, the world’s most prestigious and rigorous design competition. The Society hosts events including an annual International Design Conference, five District Design Conferences and a Medical Design Conference—bringing together some of the biggest names and brightest minds in industrial design and related fields. Global outreach includes designUpdate and designBytes e-newsletters; INNOVATION magazine; and the Yearbook of Design Excellence featuring IDEA, IDSA Award and Student Merit Award winners. IDSA Ambassadors support and promote industrial design with research and thought leadership.


About Product Development Technologies (PDT)

Product Development Technologies (PDT) is a global, full-service product development firm with 120 employees worldwide. Founded in 1995, PDT has grown to become one of the largest product development firms in the country. Team members have expertise in a wide range of product development disciplines, including design research, industrial design, user experience development, rapid prototyping, materials science, mechanical and electrical engineering, software development, strategy, scouting, and sourcing. PDT's award winning product designs have been recognized with more than 100 awards from authorities such as BusinessWeek, Fast Company, the Industrial Designers Society of America and The Consumer Electronics Association. For more information, please go to www.pdt.com.



Product Development Technologies

Logan Fox

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