This year’s iF Design Awards and Red Dot Design Awards honoured Daikin Europe’s design expertise. The company received several awards for their residential heat pump and commercial control solutions.
Vienna- April 2018: “We are delighted to receive these awards which serve as testimony to our goal in delivering stylish, aesthetically pleasing products that harmonise with their surroundings while delivering everyday comfort and energy efficiency”, says Patrick Crombez, Daikin Europe General Manager, Heating and Renewables Strategic Business Unit.
The iF Design Award and the Red Dot Award are among the largest and most prestigious design competitions in the world. Outstanding design quality and innovation have been recognized since the 1990s. The competition for the coveted iF Design Award seal of quality was intense this year with over 6,400 entries from 54 countries. The awards were confirmed by a 63-member jury of independent experts from all over the world after three days of scrutiny.
Equally intense was the competitive pressure at the Red Dot Award. This year, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted over 6,300 products, which were individually tested and evaluated by a 40-member jury. The products are evaluated according to degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability.
Daikin’s range of products have become synonymous with striving to offer space-saving solutions for heating, ventilation and air conditioning in both home and commercial sectors, while achieving the best efficiency through advanced design and award-winning patented technology.
The class categories in which Daikin was successful are:
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award said: “I would like to congratulate the award winners sincerely on their wonderful success in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. Success in the competition is proof of the good design quality of the products and once again shows that companies are on the right path. When I speak about good design, I am referring to more than just an attractive product. All of the products are characterised by outstanding functionality. This demonstrates that the designers have understood their clients and their needs.”
The winners will be celebrated at the Red Dot Gala on 9 July 2018 following a month’s exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018” which will showcase the award-winning innovations as part of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design, at the Aalto-Theatre, Essen, Germany. In addition, winning entries will feature in an Online Exhibition, the Red Dot App and on Red Dot 21 from that date.
For more information on the iF Awards, visit iFWORLD DESIGN GUIDE
For more information on the Red Dot Award visit www.red-dot.de