In 1951, the Industrial Designers Institute (IDI) a predecessor organization to IDSA, initiated the first national design awards. This was one of the product designs selected for an award. It was designed by Carl Otto in collaboration with Norman Gray, chief engineer at Schick.
U.S. industrial designer, who was born Carl Louis Otto in Michigan and was trained as an engineer at Michigan State University. He began his career as a draftsman with Duesenberg in Auburn, Indiana, then came to New York to work for Norman Bel Geddes.