The red dot design award dates back to 1955 and is recognised globally as a stamp of outstanding product design. In the recent 2012 award, 1,800 companies submitted an impressive 4,515 products across 19 diverse categories. From these, Actegy Health’s Revitive IX, which was designed by Team, received a red dot award in the life science and medicine category.
“The client wanted the device to be iconic and to have a high visual impact”
The red dot jury is made up of 30 international design experts including professors and academics from prestigious universities, commentators, architects and experienced product designers. The jury thoroughly examined, tested and evaluated each individual entry assessing the degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, intuitiveness, quality, ecological compatibility, durability, its ability to connect emotionally with users, and packaging. This extensive process is why the red dot award is held in such high esteem in the design world.
Previous winners include a wide range of companies from Audi, Aston Martin and BMW, to Dyson, Apple and Philips. It is great to know that one of the products that we’ve designed is in such outstanding company. For our client, Actegy, this award supports their desire to maintain a market-leading position in this area and puts further ground between them and their competitors. The official award ceremony takes place on 02 July in Essen, Germany, after which the Revitive IX goes on display at the red dot museum as well as appearing in the online museum on red dot’s website.
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