Fiskars wins 6 GOOD DESIGN™ 2016 Awards for design excellence

is proud to announce that six of its products from the company’s garden,
craft, kids and school categories were awarded the prestigious GOOD
DESIGN™ 2016 Award
. The award emphasizes quality design of the
highest form, function, and aesthetic.

The GOOD DESIGN™ Award is conferred annually by The Chicago Athenaeum:
Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Centre for
Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The Museum received several
thousand entries in 2016 from corporations in over 55 countries.

The following Fiskars products were named some of the most innovative
and cutting-edge product designs around the world in 2016:

  • Tree Pruners – available January 2017
  • Forged Garden Cutting Tools – available January 2017
  • Softgrip®
    Kids Scissors
    – available now
  • Total Control™ Precision Scissors – available March 2017
  • Easy
    Change Detail Knives
    – available now
  • Gifting Board – available May 2017

“Design and innovation have been at the core of the Fiskars brand for
over three centuries,” said Fiskars Americas President Paul Tonnesen.
“We are honored to be recognized with an award as prestigious as GOOD
DESIGN for our commitment to superior product design across the
gardening, crafting and kids & school categories.”

Fiskars products are renowned for their functionality, ease of use and
design and have been recognized worldwide with numerous design
accolades, including: red dot design awards, Fast Company
Innovation by Design award finalist and iF design awards, among many

All winning designs for GOOD DESIGN 2016 are posted on the Museum’s
website at
and are published in the GOOD DESIGN Yearbook for 2016-2017.

Now in its 66th year, GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and most
prestigious awards program organized worldwide. Submissions to the
program are judged by a jury of distinguished design professionals and
leading industry specialists to create a revived awareness about
contemporary design and to honor both products and industry leaders in
design and manufacturing that have pushed the envelope for competitive
products in the world marketplace. GOOD DESIGN is an international
symbol of a company’s firm commitment to innovation and superior design


Since its establishment in 1649, Fiskars Group has grown to be a leading
functional and living products company with a strong brand portfolio,
including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Wedgewood and Waterford. With over 1
billion Orange-handled Scissors sold, Fiskars Brand has grown to be the
World’s #1 Scissors Brand. By focusing on easy to use and innovative
tools, Fiskars Brand aims to make the gardening, cooking and crafting
experiences more enjoyable, and to increase people’s enthusiasm for the
acts of making and doing. Fiskars Brand has employees in over 30
countries and is headquartered in Finland. Please visit


Blair Brophy