PacBio, Ancient Ritual, and Kabata Win Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Awards

January 4, 2024

The Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Awards was founded in 1950, and remains the oldest program recognizing design excellence worldwide. The program evaluates submissions on the “quality design of the highest form, [and] function” and aesthetics which are “a standard beyond ordinary consumer products and graphics.” The Museum convenes annually, and received a record number of submissions from the world's leading industrial and graphic design firms. This year, Whipsaw has been honored to receive three Good Design Awards.

Ancient Ritual Arc home sauna

Ancient Ritual Arc Home Sauna

Ancient Ritual’s Arc is an innovative personal sauna designed to provide a multi-sensory experience, including infrared heat, soothing light, high-fidelity surround sound, and software platform that incorporates artificial intelligence to evolve with the user.

Kabata adjustable-weight smart dumbbells

Kabata Smart Dumbbells

Kabata is an intelligent dumbbell system that uses data analytics and onboard sensors to adjust weights and provide real-time feedback during workouts. It offers a wide weight range and connects to a mobile app for personalized training programs and performance tracking.

PacBio Revio genomic sequencing system

PacBio Revio Genomic Sequencing System

Revio is an innovative gene sequencing machine used in human genetics, cancer research, and more. It conducts genetic diagnostic tests, revealing diseases, studying cancer genomes, and characterizing viruses and rare disorders.

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