Whether Lenovo, Kartell or Apple: Global Players successful in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018
From Apple, Blanco, Bosch and Bulgari over Canyon Bicycles, Ferrari, Google and Kartell to Lenovo, LG, Philips, Sony and Veryday – in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018, big brands have proven impressively that they can reinvent themselves over and over again. Their products did not only impress with their distinctive innovative strength but also with their simple elegance. During the Red Dot Gala on 9 July, the proud winners received their trophies and certificates and were officially honoured for their great design achievement.
The sensor clothing “SmartVest” was also awarded a Red Dot: Best of the Best. The functional and fashionable garment is able to perform an electrocardiogram as well as an echocardiogram to provide an accurate assessment of one’s cardiac activity. On the inside, the SmartVest features 12 flexible electrodes woven into the fabric for real-time acquisition and wireless transmission of human body bioelectrical impulses. The textile sensors do not require gel or liquid contact. Yet, they effectively maintain conductivity with the skin at all times.
Kartell scores double points in the competition
Kartell could be delighted about two distinctions as well. The Italian furniture manufacturer received with its table lamp “Aledin” the highest award of the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best. “In an impressive manner, Aledin realises the idea of a transparent lamp that reveals its interior to the beholder. It embodies a merger of advanced, sophisticated technology with a fascinating design. Available in the two models of “Tec” and “Dec”, the lamp is very powerful and lends itself for use in offices as well as in domestic homes. The designs of their diffusers have been adapted perfectly to the respective area of use,” commented the Red Dot Jury on the award-winning product.
In addition, Kartell received the distinction “Red Dot” for the table “Sir Gio”. The sculptural piece of furniture, made of polycarbonate and glass, convinced the Jury in particular by the exciting combination of different materials. The table is available in ten different colours and suits both classic and modern interiors.