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Winner - Bronze
Designer: Yves Behar - Founder/Chief Designer
Design Type: Product
The SodaStream Source brings high quality and refinement to the world of home soda making. With the goal to reduce and refine the experience overall, Source’s minimalist design and simple interface make it easier than ever to choose sustainability, and leave the plastic bottles on the shelves. Source’s sleek, monolithic shape creates a visual clarity that reflects the simplicity and accessibility of the technology within. Just as the carbonating process takes raw tap water and creates a refined beverage, the design itself echoes the transformative nature of the machine. The outer facing sides and back of the product are clean and simple, while the front of Source is dynamic. The concave portion that houses the bottle has a myriad of water droplets that create a complex texture on the surface. The bottle itself has an iconic shape, moving away from the generic design of its predecessor, while still maintaining the physical qualities necessary for safe carbonation. The SodaStream Source, with its clean lines and sculpted transitions, truly fits on any countertop. From the user interaction to the form factor of Source, the experience is as polished and elegant as the form factor. The interface is distilled down to one step; instead of having to screw the bottle in manually, a single-handed push locks it in place, ensuring safety and security with each round of carbonation. Back-lit LEDs on the front surface indicate the level of carbonation as it is happening, giving consumers control and choice in their experience. The Source requires no electricity, and each gas cylinder can power 60 liters of carbonated drinks, the equivalent of 180 aluminum cans or 30 large plastic PET bottles. In addition to an iconic design and simplified interaction, the Source provides unprecedented choice in materials and quality. With a combination of 5 color and material options, the consumer can choose which would best fit within their décor and lifestyle. The quality of materials truly elevates the Source above the market standard and sets the bar high for technical innovation in the industry. Sustainability is an opportunity to make any product or service more efficient for the world, and more practical and engaging for the users. The SodaStream Source does just that. It allows consumers to make a sustainable choice about carbonated beverages without sacrificing the quality of the experience. As an "Active Green" product, consumers actively reduce their CO2 footprint every time they make soda or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. The SodaStream Source is the perfect kitchen accessory for anyone; beautiful and sustainable, Source makes it easier than ever to make plastic bottles a thing of the past!