Both projects could not fail to impress the jury and the guests to the ceremony because of their integral understanding of architecture, collaboration with other disciplines and non-profit organisations, and consistent integration of the residents both in the design stage and the implementation stage. “We are very pleased to be able to present these awards today to two young architectural studios acting as role models for more sustainability and more humanity. They managed to create trend-setting solutions, in particular for social problems, both in the Western world and in third-world countries. In the process, they found highly innovative approaches in collaborating with other experts,” emphasised Harald Sommerer, CEO of the Zumtobel Group, when congratulating the prize winners.
For more information on the Zumtobel Group Award and the prize-winning projects, please visit: » www.zumtobel-group-award.com
The red dot design award is one of the most renowned design prizes worldwide, which is awarded in three categories. This year, 1,800 manufacturers and designers from 58 countries submitted a total of 4,515 products to compete for the red dot.
IYON LED spotlight range
The Iyon spotlight range incorporates state-of-the-art LED technology in a sophisticated design by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects. Its flowing lines give the Iyon spotlight an elegant look while ensuring perfect functionality. The unique lens-reflector system provides brilliant accent lighting with a variety of beam angles.
TECTON LED continuous row system
Zumtobel's Tecton continuous-row lighting system cannot fail to impress with its unobtrusive design by Billings Jackson Design and makes it easy for architects, designers and electricians to fulfil the most varied lighting tasks using one consistent system.
The prize-winning products will be on display in a special exhibition held at the red dot museum in Essen from 3 to 29 July 2012.
Moreover, the IYON LED spotlight system and the ONDARIA circular luminaire won awards for their outstanding product design. The iF awards are among the most important design labels in the world. Win-ners are chosen by independent juries comprising internationally re-nowned designers, businessmen and professors according to specific pre-defined criteria. Each year, the best designs of innovative companies are given awards in various categories. The iF award is considered an indicator of future-oriented design trends and product innovations.
Entries for the famous design award included a total of 4,322 products submitted by more than 1,600 international competitors. 1,218 of these products have won an award. In addition to the iF design exhibition, which will be held from 6 to 10 March 2012 at the CeBIT in Hanover, all products will also be on display in Haikou (Hainan Island/China) from May 2012 and for several months also in a permanent exhibition that will be held at the Hamburg HafenCity in the second half of 2012.
The three-metre tall luminescent sculpture is made of 400 transparent acrylic tubes fitted with LEDs. They form a cube around the red Valentine's Day Heart, which reflects the city lights. The heart itself seems to hover in the air.
Credits: © David Sundberg/Esto