Design & Awards

WE BELIEVE IN THE DIVERSITY OF IDEAS WHICH GIVE BIRTH TO INNOVATION

Nice has developed innovation culture which means innovation through: design, technology and sustainability.

Design

DESIGN

Nice was the first company
in the Home Automation field
believing in the importance of design,
whose centrality has always been one of the main features
of Nice products and projects.

Design awards

Over the years, Nice products have received
great international acclaim.

  • 1998

    Compasso d'Oro Career Award
    FontanaArte S.p.A. Company
    For being able to create a lively creative environment that has revitalized one of the most important brands of Italian design.

    Equip'Baie Design
    Nice - Very - Roberto Gherlenda
    Transmitter

  • 1999

    Innovation & Design Award, Intel (Milan)
    Nice - Very - Roberto Gherlenda
    Transmitter

    ADI Design Index
    FontanaArte - Flûte - Franco Raggi
    Floor, wall and suspension lamp

  • 2000

    ADI Design Index
    Nice - Moby and Sumo gear motors and Moon Series accessories - Roberto Gherlenda
    Functionally correct and easy to adapt to different construction or architectural contexts.

    ADI Design Index
    FontanaArte - Thor - Pagani e Perversi
    Wall and table lamp

    ADI Design Index
    FontanaArte - Gles - Riccardo Giovanetti
    Suspension lamp

    International Design Gallery, Expo 2000 (Hannover)
    Nice - Very - Roberto Gherlenda
    Transmitter

    Moebel Interior Design
    FontanaArte - Tavolo con ruote - Gae Aulenti
    Coffee table

    Moebel Interior Design
    FontanaArte - Teodolinda - Scarzella, Bani e Penati
    Suspension lamp

  • 2001

    XIX Compasso d'Oro ADI
    Nice - Moby and Sumo gear motors and Moon Series accessories - Roberto Gherlenda
    "Best of category" in the branch "Design for the environment" with the gear motor Moby and Sumo and the accessories of the Moon series, "for the harmonious and innovative design, correct in the functional aspect and easily suitable to different architectonical spaces".

    XIX Compasso d'Oro ADI nomination
    FontanaArte - Flûte - Franco Raggi
    Floor, wall and suspension lamp

    Exhibition at the MAK Museum of Applied Arts (Frankfurt am Main)
    Nice - Very - Roberto Gherlenda
    Transmitter

  • 2002

    Gallery of Design and Internal Decoration Museum (Cantù)
    Nice - Moby and Sumo gear motors and Moon Series accessories - Roberto Gherlenda
    Permanent Collection

  • 2003

    ADI Design Index
    Nice - Mhouse series - Roberto Gherlenda
    Category "Products for the Community", automatic devices for opening and closing gates.

    Intel Design Award 2003 “Augusto Morello”
    Nice - Mhouse series - Roberto Gherlenda
    Category “Design”. Autosynchronized wall-mounted photocells and flashing lights.

  • 2004

    ADI Design Index
    FontanaArte - Neo - Calvi, Merlini e Moya
    Floor lamp

    ADI Design Index
    FontanaArte - Loop - Voon Wong and Benson Saw
    Table lamp. Light diffusion through rotation of the upper part of the frame.

    "Oderzo Azienda e Design" Award
    Nice - Mhouse project - Roberto Gherlenda
    A unique product compared to the others on the market, characterised by a great attention to the details and the project as a whole.

  • 2005

    ADI Design Index
    Nice - NiceWay - Roberto Gherlenda
    "Design for living" category. “The ability to separately produce the transmission system and the body makes it possible to achieve several combinations for assembly of this portable radio control. Use is intuitive thanks to the simplified interface.”

    ADI Design Index
    FontanaArte - V Mast - Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost
    Street lamp with circular steel poles.

    Innovation & Design Award, Intel (Milan)
    Nice - NiceWay - Roberto Gherlenda
    For the innovative and eye-catching design.

    Trophée d’Argent, Trophées du Design, Batimat (France)
    Nice - NiceWay - Roberto Gherlenda
    For the design and creative quality of the NiceWay modular system.

    Exhibition at WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva)
    Nice - Moby and Sumo gear motors and Moon Series accessories - Roberto Gherlenda

    Exhibition at the Shenkar Institute (Tel Aviv)
    Nice - Moby and Sumo gear motors and Moon Series accessories - Roberto Gherlenda

  • 2006

    Innovation Prize, R+T (Stuttgart)
    Nice - NiceWay - Roberto Gherlenda
    For the quality of innovation, the guidance to specific targets, the versatility of application, the ease of use, the capacity of fully satisfy customer’s needs, the cheapness of production and the ecocompatibility of products.

    "Confindustria Awards for Excellence"
    Nice - Nice S.p.A. Company
    Category "Made in Italy" in the world.

    "Oderzo Azienda e Design" Award
    Nice - Nice corporate image

  • 2007

    Innovation & Design Award 2007 "Augusto Morello", Livinluce (Milan)
    Nice - Opera System - Roberto Gherlenda
    Innovative system for wireless control and programming of automations via palmtop, PC and smartphone.

    Interior Design China, Best of the Year Award
    FontanaArte - Vertigo - Marco Acerbis
    Floor lamp with dimmer. Indirect light emission.

  • 2008

    ADI Design Index
    FontanaArte - Aurea - Denis Santachiara
    Suspension lamp

    GrandesignEtico International Award
    Nice - NiceWay Radio Controls - Roberto Gherlenda
    For the innovation, the technology, the ergonomic and the aesthetic of materials and colours of NiceWay, being an intelligent synthesis of remote controls complexity.

    Ernst & Young, L'imprenditore dell'anno
    Nice - Lauro Buoro with Nice F.e.e.l. project
    "Quality of Life" category

    "Oderzo Azienda e Design" Award
    Nice - Nice F.e.e.l. project
    Special mention with the "Nice F.e.e.l." project as the best "Design Strategy" operation.

  • 2010

    ADI Design Index
    FontanaArte - Linea 2 - Dante Bonuccelli
    Modular lighting system for wall.

  • 2011

    Plus X Award, Best product of the year 2011 (Germany)
    elero - TempoTel 2 - Dieter Walddörfer
    "Home Technology" category.

    Plus X Award (Germany)
    elero - TempoTel 2 - Dieter Walddörfer
    “High Quality” and “Operating Comfort" categories.

  • 2012

    ADI Design Index and Interior Design USA Best of the Year Award
    FontanaArte - Yumi - Shigeru Ban
    Floor lamp. Black composite frame with carbon fibre coating.

  • 2013

    Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design (USA)
    FontanaArte - Yupik - Form Us With Love
    "Yupik is inspired by the nomadic lifestyle of modern day life. It is designed to be moved around and adapted to the needs of the situation" (cit. Form us With Love)

    Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design (USA)
    FontanaArte - Yumi - Shigeru Ban
    Floor lamp. Black composite frame with carbon fibre coating.

    Bo Bedre Design Award 2013
    FontanaArte - Blom - Andreas Engesvik
    Nominated lamp of the year. "Thanks to its slight frame and friendly appearance, Blom catches the attention of its audience. The “flower” is decorative yet functional, with adjustable petals that let the user direct the light to suit their needs. This is a lamp that is playful and easy going, and one that will fit in any number of settings."

  • 2014

    IDEA Brasil 2014
    Peccinin - Tx Evo - Tiago Izaltino
    New transmitter with a lean and unique design developed following an innovative concept for the batteries' replacement. “We designed this product in a way that allows it to be easily opened using a simple pen, without damaging it and without the risk for the user of getting hurt.” (cit. Tiago Izaltino)

    Red Dot Honourable Mention
    FontanaArte - Lunaire - Ferréol Babin
    "The Lunaire wall and ceiling lamp presents itself in a sophisticated design in terms of form as well as function".

    Red Dot Design Award
    FontanaArte - Blom - Andreas Engesvik
    “Thanks to its friendly colours and organic design language, the Blom table lamp conveys positive emotions”.

    iF Gold Product Design Award
    FontanaArte - Yumi - Shigeru Ban
    "As soon as you notice the light coming from this large functional lamp, it is a surprise and feels like a little gift for the spectator. Ultimately, this is a product that is very well executed, uncomplicated and elegant."

    iF Product Design Award
    FontanaArte - Yupik - Form Us With Love
    "Yupik is inspired by the nomadic lifestyle of modern day life. It is designed to be moved around and adapted to the needs of the situation" (cit. Form us With Love)

    iF Product Design Award
    FontanaArte - Odeon - Studio Klass
    "We wanted a lamp with a strong relationship with the surrounding environment, an abiding correlation between light and space". (cit. Studio Klass)

  • 2015

    Red Dot Design Award
    FontanaArte - Igloo - Studio Klass
    For the high quality of the design together with the modularity of the in-line shells that make it possible to illuminate rooms with different lighting engineering requirements.

    ADI Design Index
    FontanaArte - Igloo - Studio Klass
    Igloo is a family of suspension lamps in a series of down-light or up- and down-light configurations.

    “Capitani dell'Anno” Award
    Nice - Lauro Buoro
    The “Capitani dell’Anno” award pays homage to those entrepreneurs who have brought their companies to excellence, and who take on the challenges put forth by the market, which is more and more competitive.