Forza Earns Good Design Award for 48-in. Gas Range
April 7, 2022
Forza, the ultra-premium Italian cooking appliances brand, has earned the prestigious 2021 Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The winning 48-in. Professional Gas Range is the world’s first 48-in. gas range with a single oven cavity.
“It is a great honor to receive this international award for best consumer design,” said Marco Guerzoni, Forza director of marketing and product development. “Our slogan is ‘Different by Design,’ and that’s how we came to create this professional range. Its bold form and style truly embody the soul of radical Italian design with the heart of an American muscle car.”
Founded in Chicago in 1950 by legendary designers Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, Good Design remains the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. This year, the museum received a record number of submissions from more than 55 countries. This is the second straight year Forza has won a Good Design Award. In 2020, the company’s 30- and 36-in. ranges were honored.
Featuring an impressive 7.8 cubic feet, the range cavity has more than 40 inches of clearance. To bring the outdoor barbecue trend indoors, the MaxRotisserie accessory is a 33-in. motor-driven rod that can rotate a whole goat, lamb or small pig for multicultural cuisines. The oven goes 0 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit in 8 minutes and tops out at 536 degrees Fahrenheit in 20 minutes with a 19,000 Btu bake burner.
The range features Forza’s proprietary MassimoBlu Hyper Double Broiler. With 18,000 Btu, it heats the oven cavity evenly from edge to edge, eliminating cold spots and maximizing the heating area. An additional ultra-premium function is the exclusive Infinito Grate System—the industry’s only continuous grate system with an integrated bullnose, utilizing edge-to-edge cast iron grates.
The bold form and style of range embodies the soul of radical Italian design with the heart of an American muscle car, featuring unique angular racecar-inspired lines and offered in seven vivid colors: audace black, dinamico blue, radicale red, ardente orange, ribelle yellow, valoroso white and stainless steel.
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