Ember Earns Silver for Its Sleek Design at the 2017 IDSA IDEA Awards

Temperature control innovator recognized at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in the Kitchen & Accessories category

​​ Ember Technologies, the leader in consumer-facing temperature control technology and creator of the world’s first temperature controlled mug, took home top honors at the 2017 International Designers Society of America (IDSA) International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). On August 19 at the 2017 IDSA International Design Conference in Atlanta, the company was named as a Silver IDEA Award winner in the Kitchen & Accessories category, demonstrating the way Ember continues to rack up awards for its innovation and design.

Design experts from around the world judge the international design competition, sponsored annually by IDSA. Criteria include design innovation, user experience, benefit to the client, benefit to society, and appropriate aesthetics. Ember worked closely with design firm Ammunition Group on the development of the Ember mug.

"We wanted to show how a mug could be a work of art, beautifully designed and an object of desire... It's an incredible honor to be recognized by such an esteemed organization as IDSA."

Clay Alexander, CEO and founder of Ember

“Ember solves a simple, yet universal challenge faced by coffee and tea drinkers everywhere: keeping a hot beverage at the ideal temperature for an extended period of time,” says Clay Alexander, founder & CEO of Ember Technologies. “We wanted to show how a mug could be a work of art, beautifully designed and an object of desire. We worked hard to bring this product to life and Ammunition worked with us every step of the way. It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by such an esteemed organization as IDSA.”

Ember’s flagship product is the only temperature adjustable mug that keeps coffee or tea at a consistent drinking temperature from the first sip to the last drop. The company’s patented temperature-control technology combines phase change cooling with microprocessor-controlled active heating, creating the world’s most precise temperature control system. Launched in November 2016, Ember saw unprecedented success in sales and wide adoption from consumers. Ember is currently available at Starbucks stores across the country and online at Starbucks.com, Ember.com, and on Amazon Prime.

About Ember

Ember is revolutionizing the way people eat and drink with the world’s first line of temperature control housewares, including Ember’s flagship product, the Ember mug. Founded in 2012 by inventor and serial entrepreneur Clay Alexander, Ember’s team of world-class product designers and engineers (formally with Apple, Microsoft, Nokia and Amazon Labs), are transforming the drinkware and dishware industry one degree at a time.

For more information, visit Ember.com and follow us on Instagram (@ember), Facebook (Facebook.com/Ember) and Twitter (@Ember_Tech).

About International Designers Society of America

Founded in 1965, IDSA is one of the oldest and largest membership associations for industrial design professionals with thousands of members in Student Chapters, Professional 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. 

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Source: TRUE Communications on Behalf of Ember Technologies