Both products were launched at Salone del Mobile 2012 in Milan and already caught the attention of the public and professionals. Now the international jury, composed of 37 independent experts from 24 countries, recognised the selection criteria (functionality, degree of innovation, symbolic or emotional content) in these products, choosing them for the “Product Design” category, amongst the 4662 submitted products in the 19 available classes.
The Juno collection, designed by the recently deceased British designer James Irvine, won the Red Dot Product Design Award. Cast in a single form, it has fluid lines and a light profile, in silhouette and weight. It enjoys all the benefits of simplicity and uniformity but with a clever twist. Juno brings efficiency and customization together in a unique combination.
Arper is not a newcomer to this award: in the past, the collections Catifa 46, Palm, Norma, Loop and Leaf were awarded this prize too. Although Saya, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, did even better this year, winning the highest award in the competition, the“Red Dot: Best of the Best Product Design Award”: a highly coveted prize, which has been given to only 58 projects. Saya is a mark, a gesture, a graphic sign, rendered in wood to finish a space like a signature. Fluid in line, warm in material, its silhouette is bold, striking.
As juror Martin Darbyshire explains, “The Red Dot design award is an important mouthpiece and marketing tool for the design industry, it helps to convey how important the role of design is towards contributing to economic growth and commercial success”. In association with these awards, Juno and Saya together with the other awarded products, will be displayed at the exhibition “Design on stage – winners Red Dot award: product design 2013” and showcased at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen for one year. They will also be present in the online exhibition on www.red-dot.de. The award ceremony will be held in Essen on 1st July, to celebrate the winners and launch the “red dot design yearbook 2013/2014” and the new app for smartphones, where Juno and Saya will be featured.
For further information on the award please visit the official website of the prize.
Visit us at the Salone del Mobile in April 2013 to discover Juno and Saya collections and all our new products 2013!