From the beginning, a good product design was important to us at Otto Wilde. Because we think that the perfect grilling experience needs multiple components. That includes the right temperature, first-class meat and a grill that brings joy to those operating it. That’s why Otto’s O.F.B. combines uncompromising functionality with aesthetic industrial design.

Awarding the Otto Grill

The jury of the German Design Award, which awarded the O.F.B. for its intuitive operability and stylish look, shared their perception of our grill: “Otto’s O.F.B. allows you to grill like a professional. The operation of the grill is extremely easy und self-explanatory. A solid device design that promises perfect grilling results,” explained the jury awarding in the category of Excellent Product Design.

An acknowledgment that especially fills Otto with pride. “From the beginning of development, we were focusing on the simple handling of the O.F.B.,” says the name giver of the family business and engineer behind the O.F.B. “Both burners can be adjusted separately and the height of the grill grate can be adjusted precisely using the lever. In addition, it only takes a few seconds to take off the top unit so you can easily clean the grill from the inside. We are especially pleased that the clever product design and the high-quality workmanship of the Over Fired Broiler is now honored by the German Design Award.”

Excellent Product Design

The German Design Award – an international prestigious award in the field of design

The German Design Award is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honor unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape. Launched in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the most well-respected design competitions in the world and is held in high prestige well beyond professional circles. The competition sets the highest standards when it comes to selecting prize-winners thanks to the unique nomination process. Products and communication design services are only invited to participate if their design quality remarkably stands out.

The jury of the German Design Award 2018 is made up of design experts from various disciplines. They come from the world of business, education and science as well as the design industry and are all recognized leading authorities in their respective fields. The O.F.B. prevailed among more than 2,400 applications in its category of Excellent Product Design and was selected as the “Winner” in the area of Gardening and Outdoor Living. This year there were more than 5,000 entries in total, but only one winner: the O.F.B.

You can find the jury’s assessment of the Otto Grill here:

The Otto Grill at the German Design Award