awardTwo of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare‘s products won design awards at the IF (International Forum) Design Awards in Germany this week—the Optiflow Junior nasal cannula and the F&P Pilairo nasal pillows. The IF Design Awards, based in Europe, recognize international product design excellence.

The awards follow earlier recognition at the New Zealand BEST Awards, held in October, where the Optiflow Junior nasal cannula won Gold and Purple Pin prizes. The BEST Design Awards is the annual showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial product, and interactive design, with entries judged best in each category awarded the Gold Pin and the supreme Purple Pin awarded for work that raises the bar of New Zealand design.

“Optiflow Junior is an exceptional piece of design work that demonstrates the power of a high-level human-centered approach to design underpinned by significant ‘upfront’ research, design insights and technical development work,” said Dominic Russo, BEST awards judge and Victorian President of the Designers Institute of Australia. “It demonstrates leadership in the field, and revolutionizes the care of seriously ill infants.”