Philips receives 49 prestigious Red Dot Awards for design excellence in 2015

March 30, 2015

Philips is once again recognized for its design excellence in product design by a jury of renowned specialists from all over the world

 

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – With an unprecedented 49 awards, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) excels at the 2015 “Red Dot Award: Product Design”, one of the most important global competitions for product design. Among the 49 winners, the stylish LumiStreet LED Roadlight picked up an award in the highest category “Red Dot: Best of the Best”, for top design quality and groundbreaking design.

 

LumiStreet LED Roadlight
A cost-effective, simple solution for large roads and smaller streets in residential areas designed to transform the perception of the street environment into a more modern, energy efficient, lighting installation.

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The products submitted were evaluated by a prestigious jury of experts according to a canon of strict criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, self-explanatory quality, symbolic and emotional content, ecological compatibility and durability. These criteria are constantly adapted to reflect the latest technical, manufacturing, societal, industrial and ecological developments. A Red Dot award is an international seal of quality, creative competence and design excellence. An overview of all the award-winning Philips designs and the related high resolution images can be found here.

 

“Observing and understanding how people live and work remains central to Philips’ design approach.” said Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer at Philips. “Designers at Philips strive to make technology meaningful, focusing on the needs of people and how those needs can be addressed to make their lives healthier and happier. 49 awards in one of the most prestigious design competitions is a validation of our people focused methodology”.

 

Philips Design has a creative, multi-disciplinary team of nearly 500 designers based around the world, who work closely with their business colleagues to have maximum impact from a concept to a market solution. In 2015, Philips is celebrating 90 years of design at the company. The 49 Red Dot awards build on the recent 52 awards Philips won in the iF Design Award 2015.

For further information, please contact:

Elena Calamo Specchia

Philips Group Communications

Tel: +31 (0)6 2500 4735

E-mail: elena.calamo.specchia@philips.com


Ange Dunselman
Philips Innovation & Design Communications

Tel: +31 (0)6 2032 4488
E-mail: ange.dunselman@philips.com

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About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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About the “Red Dot Design Award”

With 4,928 innovative entries from 1,994 participants, from 56 countries in 2015 alone, the “Red Dot Award: Product Design” is not only the largest and most recognized product competition in the world, but also the most international. The red dot jury is comprised of design experts of international repute, whose background allows them to consciously assess the special intercultural aspects of design. All award-winning products are presented in an online exhibition and in the red dot design museum in Germany.

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