The HERAS iGate – Major success in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2011
[Netherlands] The iGate from HERAS and WeLL Design clearly convinced the judges: in the red dot design award, one of the most renowned international product competitions,in the categories “Industry and Crafts” has now been awarded the “red dot” seal of quality for high design quality by the jury with its panel of highly respected experts. More than 1,000 guests from the world of design, industry, society and media will celebrate the winners of the red dot design award on 4 July 2011, which traditionally takes place in Essen’s opera house, Aalto Theater. The iGate will then be put on public display during a four-week special exhibition in the red dot design museum.
iGATE targets premium architectural environments and sets the new standard in design, functionality and security. The soft and welcoming design of the frame with it’s integrated safety lights gives the visitor of any headquarters the right impression immediately. The monumental column is a statement on its own as it demonstrates security and the pride of the company. The well balanced lightweight structure and the use of aluminium ensures the high-tech gate’s outstanding performance and it’s environmental friendliness. Next to the free choice of colour of the frame and the filling, illuminated by colour changing LED’s, there is a large choice of frame fillings for the architect, from conventional beams to artistic patterns in perforated plating, adapting to any kind of architecture. The possible dimensions of the iGATE range from 6 to 12 meters in length and 1.20m to 2.50m in height.
iGATE is a co-creation of HERAS and WeLL Design, design by Mathis Heller of WeLL Design.
“As always, our jury cast a very careful eye over the products submitted. Design quality has asserted itself clearly in the judging process, with genuine and new creative solutions also being rewarded. Both of these criteria are not just yardsticks for good design, but also for the potential for success on the market. This potential is increased several times over by the targeted use of our renowned design award”, says Professor Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator of the red dot design award. This year, designers and companies from 60 countries entered 4,433 products in the red dot award: product design.
The winning products in the Red Dot Design museum
You can experience iGate first hand: together with the other prize-winning products, from the categories “Industry and Crafts” will be on display from 5 July to 1 August 2011 in the exhibition “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2011” in the red dot design museum at the world heritage site of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. With in excess of 1,500 products spread over an area of more than 4,000 m2, the red dot design museum houses the largest permanent exhibition of contemporary design worldwide.
The red dot design award
The red dot design award dates back to 1955 and is now the world’s largest and most distinguished design competition. It breaks down into the three disciplines ‘red dot award: product design’, ‘red dot award: communication design’ and ‘red dot award: design concept’. There were almost 14,000 entries from 68 countries in the year 2010 alone.