Renowned iF International Design Forum Selects the BC1 Open Benchtable for Computer Product Design Award 2017
[Press Release] February 21, 2017 – STREACOM, OCTV and HWBOT, an organization regulating international overclocking competitions and rankings, is proud to announce selection of the BC1 Open Benchtable as winner of the prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD.
The BC1 Open Benchtable was the winning product in the category of Computer Product, underlining the unique design of the BC1 which offers a lightweight, portable, toolless and fully integrated benchtable for enthusiasts and professionals.
“After more than a year of research and design, followed by months of work with partners Streacom to bring the product to market, it’s an honor to receive industry recognition from a respected group like the iF International Design Forum,” commented Timothée Pineau, VP of OverClocking-TV.
“This award from iF Design underlines the value of leveraging the unique knowledge base and expertise of the PC enthusiast community at HWBOT,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. “The innovative design of the Open Benchtable owes a great deal to the input and feedback of enthusiastic HWBOT members from around the world.”
“It is truly an honor to receive this prestigious award for the BC1, which stands as a testament to the unique and innovative design that has redefined the benchtable market,” commented Shimon Simon, Head of Design and Manufacturing at Streacom. “The award further validates our reputation as a company that pushes the boundaries of form, function, quality and value.”
The BC1 Open Benchtable and its uniquely portable and integrated design clearly made a positive impression on the 58-member iF DESIGN Forum jury which was made up of independent experts from all over the world. The competition was intense with over 5,500 entries submitted from 59 countries – all hopeful of receiving the iF DESIGN seal of approval.
More information about the BC1 Open Benchtable award from iF DESIGN can be found in the “Design Excellence” section of the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
For over 60 years the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.
The BC1 Open Benchtable: Uniquely Designed, Ingeniously Implemented
The Open Benchtable project set out to create an open testbed platform for PC components, adapting to the evolving needs of PC enthusiasts and IT professionals. The project has now developed a benchtable that is highly suited to the needs of a travelling PC enthusiast, overclocker, or any professional who needs to test components in the field.
The lightweight BC1 Open Benchtable is eminently portable and fully accommodates the components needed to set up a full system. Its toolless design allows for quick assembly and prevents loss of small components during travel. It is fabricated from a single milled block of aluminum which is sandblast finished and includes custom stainless steel screws for a premium look and feel.
To learn more about the BC1 Open Benchtable, visit our website here: