Moen and Design Partner, Balance, Awarded Gold in Appliance Design Excellence in Design 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 21, 2017 – The Moen GX Series Waste Disposal Line has won Gold in the 30th annual Appliance Design Excellence in Design Awards. This Gold Award marks the third design award earned for the GX Series, and joins the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award and SPARK Design Award.

The GX Series marks the first time Moen has entered the consumer waste disposal category. This product line boasts best-in-class performance through their VORTEX permanent magnet motors that quickly process food scraps while remaining quiet with SoundSHIELD noise reduction panels.

Moen, along with long-time partner, Balance, Inc., developed a design that visually communicates a faster, stronger, intuitive, and recognizable range of disposals that meets the needs of any buyer. These disposals are elevating the design and consumer interest in a product category where decisions are usually made based on cost, power, and volume. The modular design approach lends supply chain value, and is balanced by the attention to visual brand language that gives new focus to style under the sink.


“A disposal doesn’t need to look like a ‘disposal’ - and in order to appeal to consumers who have come to expect thoughtful design details, the team has developed a design that raises the bar for products in this category.”

-Rene Polin, President and Founder of Balance, Inc.


About Moen

As the #1 faucet brand in North America, Moen offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath safety products, garbage disposals, and kitchen sinks for residential and commercial applications each delivering the best possible combination of meaningful innovation, useful features, and lasting value.

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About Balance

Balance, Inc. is an innovation firm designing breakthrough products and experiences. Our user-centered physical and digital product design balances end-user needs with business expectations creating new revenue streams for our customers. From user research and design strategy, to commercialization and market strategies, to industrial design and user interface design - Balance’s agile innovation process has helped many companies reach new levels of growth and value.

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About Appliance Design Annual Excellence in Design Competition

Now in its 30th year, Appliance Design's Excellence in Design competition recognizes outstanding achievements in innovation, design and functionality by our readership in the products they create for consumers and businesses.



Tom Bernot

Balance, Inc


Phone: 440.247.4711 ext 101