Wink awarded with Design Plus Award
At Light+Building, the world’s leading trade fair for the lighting industry, the organization traditionally holds a ‘Design Plus, powered by Light+Building’ competition. This implies that an international and independent jury of experts rewards different products of exhibitors at the fair for their innovativeness and future-oriented design. Guess who was one of the lucky winners?
The Design Plus competition is held by Messe Frankfurt and the German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung), the centre of excellence for design in Frankfurt. The jury mainly focusses on the sustainability and convenience of the products and uses three main criteria: technology, design and ecology. This is why the award serves as a quality seal for products combining futuristic orientation, innovative design and energy-efficient technology. For the 2016 edition, the jury awarded 25 products, four of which were also given the ‘Best of Award’.
All in all, 129 companies from 25 different countries entered 214 products and we're more than happy to tell you that our Wink was one of the lucky four to win a Best of Award this year! We are the only Belgian company that won an award this year, which obviously makes us very proud!
Next to this competition, 88 students and young graduates of product and industrial design or (interior) architecture entered their visionary concepts and solutions. Thirteen of them were chosen for the Design Plus Award, three of them receiving a ‘Best of’ award. This presents an excellent opportunity for young designers to show their abilities to the industry.
The award-winning products of both the exhibitors and students are on show this week during Light+Building at a specific exhibition area at Hall 1.2, Stand A51. Additionally, all award-winning products will be featured in a special magazine, which will be distributed at the fair.
Further information about Light + Building and photographs of the award winning products can be found here.