You can measure successful products in sales, profits, and even reviewer ratings. But once a year or so, it’s nice to admire works based simply on their ingenuity, artistry, and pure design achievement. That’s why we love annual design competitions. Since 1953, the iF Design Awards have recognized great products, awarding its seal of quality to excellent designs throughout the world.

In 2014, more than a dozen of those awards went to products designed by PTC Creo customers. Check out our gallery of winners, and you’ll see why:

Whirlpool Ares Combo. Winner of the prestigious Gold award, the Ares is a simple but elegant front-load washer/dryer. A unique black bow-tie console integrates all the functions into a slim user interface. The machine “presents an emotional experience by fading-in/out on cycle status,” according to the iF Awards website. This is the fourth iF award for Whirlpool China.

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