Awards

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Bavarian Founders' Prize

 

A spark ignited! höfats is rapidly continuing its history, which began in 2015, by winning the Bavarian Founders' Prize 2018 in the start-up category: the biggest award for founders and entrepreneurs in Bavaria for special and outstanding successes in building and maintaining companies sets high standards: the visionary ideas of the Allgäu-based company and their implementation in the open-fire sector convinced the jury.

The fire basket CUBE and the charcoal grill CONE are both simple and fascinating and stage the topic of open fire in pure appeal, highest quality and multifunctional sophistication.

"As designers and engineers in one, we have our very own way of conceiving and developing products. Our products are both chic objects and really good tools. That is our passion and the DNA of höfats," say the founders Thomas Kaiser and Christian Wassermann, who have won 26 international design awards in the last three years with this philosophy.

höfats brings fire into your life - and with it conviviality, friendship, shared time and a soothing counter-movement to the fast-paced everyday life.

"Our orientation is far removed from megatrends such as digitalization or electrification; instead, we take care of the parallel movement: We are absolutely convinced that the more we look at the screens of our computers, tablets and smartphones, the more we are drawn outside, the more we are fascinated by the view into the crackling embers of an open fire and the more we are fascinated by the mechanics that can be experienced," say the two creative minds from the Allgäu.

Digitalisation is being used in the right places. "We use the full range of the digital revolution in all areas of the company, such as development, sales, order processing, merchandise management, marketing, etc. - only our products are analogue," the company bosses smile. Which is also proven by the start of höfats GmbH, which could not be more digital: Thomas Kaiser and Christian Wassermann wanted to finance their idea of a unique charcoal grill with crowdfunding.

The response exceeded their expectations, CONE went into production and was awarded the Red Dot Design Award two days before the first delivery. Since then, the passion for fire has been kindled and winning the Bavarian Founder's Prize is the current highlight on the way to the summit, while other exciting new products are already in the starting blocks to consistently expand the range.

What drives höfats to its fascinating fire stories can also be seen in this film on Youtube.

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Steel Innovation Award 2018

Completely surprisingly for the höfats team, the BEER BOX was awarded the Steel Innovation Prize 2018. The "Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl" explained the jury's decision with the following words: "The BEER BOX from höfats makes steel simply sexy. It is as simple as it is sophisticated!"

The Steel Innovation Prize is only awarded every three years. With the BEER BOX, höfats prevailed over 190 competitors in the steel design category.

BEER BOX beverage crate | fire basket | grill | stool

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iF Design Award

 

The iF Design Award, organised by the International Forum Design Award GmbH, was established in 1953. Every year around 5000 companies and designers from over 70 countries take place in it. Awards are given out in the three categories Creativity, Company and University to award excellent shape, aesthetic quality as well as ergonomic and efficient design achieved by talents all around the world. The aim is to support and motiviate creative ideas, and to help them overcome problems of today's modern times. 

 

CONE charcoal BBQ

TONG Multifunctional BBQ-Pliers

D 301 I D 601 "Dreipunktstreuer" from stainless-steel

E 800 I E 1200 Multifunctional Street Sweeper

A 201 I A 1501 Flexible Salt-Dispensing-Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red Dot Design Award

 

Since 1955 the Red Dot Design Award is awarded in the categories Productdesign, Communicationdesign and Designconcepts by the Designcentrum of NRW. The award honours the most important and best trenddevelopments in terms of design all around the world allows extraordinary products/designs to stand out. Apart from the "Red DOT" the award offers multiple possibilities to present the design/product.

 

GRAVITY CANDLE Lantern

TRIPLE Fire Bowl | Grill

CONE Charcoal BBQ

CUBE Fire Basket | Grill | Stool

JOHNNY CATCH MAGNET Bottle Opener with magnet

JOHNNY CATCH CUP Bottle Opener with collecting bin

D 301 I D 601 "Dreipunktstreuer" from stainless-steel

E 800 I E 1200 Multifunctional Street Sweeper

 

 

 

 

 



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#Form

 

The competition #Form - Shape from Craftmenship and Industry - is taking place during the German "Tendance-Fair" in Frankfurt. The award has eastablished itself as a seal of quality within the last ten years. Important criteria include innovative design, appropriate choice of material as well as finishing and functional handeling. All products that have qualified will be distplayed at "Tendence" in June.

 

JOHNNY CATCH MAGNET Bottle Opener with magnet

JOHNNY CATCH CUP Bottle Opener with collecting bin

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Design Plus Award

 


For more than thirty years the Design Plus Award is given out on a yearly base during the "Ambiente-Expo" in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).
Objects are awarded that demostrate superior productdesign and extraordinary quality of design. In 2016 only 27 awards were given out. Hoefats is proud to have earned two of them for their products CUBE and APRON.

CUBE Firebasket

APRON BBQ-Apron with towel

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German Design Award

 

In 1953, initiated by the German Parliament, the council of design was established.
The foundation has initiated and established multiple design-competitions and awards during their existance. One of which is the "German Design Award". One of which ist awarded for unique design-trends in the are of product- and communication-design. It is internationally recognized and of great importance. It is a proof of high-scale design and gives direction to the international design-environment.

 

CONE charcoal-BBQ

CUBE Fire Basket

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Focus Open - Design Award

 

Focus Open is awarded on a yearly basis by the Design Center Baden-Würtemberg. It is looking back on years of tradition and is kindly regarded due to its high demands to its participants. Three different awards are given out for futuristic, professional and remarkable projects and design-achievments: Focus Gold, Focus Silber and Focus Special Mention.

 

BOWL fire basket | grill

BEER BOX beverage crate | fire basket | grill | stool

GRAVITY CANDLE lantern

CONE Charcoal grill

CUBE Fire Basket

TONGS Multifunctional BBQ-Pliers

APRON BBQ-Apron with Towel

D 301 I D 601 Dreipunktstreuer aus Edelstahl 

E 800 I E 1200 Multifunktionale Kehrmaschine 

A 201 I A 1501 Flexible Streumaschine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bayerischer Staatspreis

 

The Bayrischer Staatspreis awarded at the international chraftsmen-fair in Munich every year and institueded by the economic ministery of bavaria. HWK Präsident Hans-Peter Rauch said: "It is just astonishing what companies from Bavaria achieve , they demonstrate creativity and innovation and therefore are an important factor of our economy."
Winners are awarded a diploma, a gold-medal and 5000 euros.

 

CUBE Fire Basket

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ispo Brand New Award

 

Every year the biggest entrepreneurship award in the sports-sector is given out during the Ispo in Munich. It is considered as official seal for quality, that displays the highlights of tomorrow right now.

 

BERGMÖNCH Downhill Device

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Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German Design Award)

 

The "Bundesdesignpreis" is the most important German official Award given out in the Design-Sector. It is awarded by the "German Ministery of Economy and Technology" for the categories Product-design, Communication-design, and Ecologic design. It is looked upon as the "Award of Awards" by designers and companies.

 

Bergmönch Downhill Device

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Archiproducts Design Award

Only 4 times the Archiproducts Design Award was given, the more beautiful that in 2018 and 2019 one höfats product was among the awarded ones.

ELLIPSE fire basket | grill

BOWL Fire bowl | Grill

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DDC Award Good Design

The German Designer (DDC) is the leading club for designers from all disciplines in the German-speaking world. The annual competition "Gute Gestaltung" (Good Design) is unique in the industry and is considered the heart and figurehead of the DDC. In contrast to the Red Dot or iF Design Award, for example, which enjoy a certain level of recognition among design lovers and consumers, the DDC Award is considered a "professional prize" by designers, so to speak. In 2019 we took part in the DDC "Gute Gestaltung" competition for the first time and, although this prize is so rarely awarded, we were able to win three trophies at once - which, by the way, no other company succeeded in doing in 2019.

GRAVITY CANDLE Lantern

CUBE fire basket | grill | stool

höfats

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ICONIC AWARDS: INNOVATIVE INTERIOR

The ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior only honour the best of the best from the furnishing industry and interior design. The competition creates a unique platform for networking architects, product designers and property developers with the furnishing industry.

BOWL Fire bowl | Grill

CUBE fire basket | grill | stool

TRIPLE fire bowl | grill

SPIN Bioethanol Wind light | Garden light | Garden torch

GRAVITY CANDLE Lantern

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EUROPEAN PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

The European Product Design Award™ recognizes the efforts of talented international product and industrial designers who want to improve our daily lives with their practical, well thought-out creations. ePDA shares its innovative and groundbreaking products with the world.

CONE coal barbecue | fire basket

CUBE fire basket | grill | stool

BEER BOX fire basket | grill | stool

TRIPLE fire bowl | grill

SPIN Bioethanol Wind light | Garden light | Garden torch

JOHNNY CATCH Wall bottle opener

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gariente Outdoor Living Awards

For this award, exhibitors can apply with their new products from the areas of garden furniture, parasols, BBQ, textiles and accessories. Aesthetics, design, innovation, functionality and sustainability are evaluated. The expert jury will make a pre-selection from all entries, which can be discovered in the TrendArea during gardiente.

CUBE fire basket | grill | stool

SPIN Bioethanol lantern | Garden light | Garden torch