Göppingen/Essen, 03.04.2017 – The jury has reached its decision: After several days of assessing thousands of products from all over the world, the Servoline received the distinction “Red Dot”. With this press line, Schuler has created an outstanding design that the expert committee for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 has recognized with the internationally sought-after seal of quality.
“Our new Corporate Product Design aims to imbue our systems with an especially high-quality appearance for premium customers that underlines our position as leaders in forming technology, making it clear from an external perspective, too”, Schuler CEO Stefan Klebert explains. The design was developed jointly with the agency Teams in Esslingen, Germany.
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award: “The winners are pursuing the right design strategy. They have recognized that good design and economic success go hand in hand. The award by the critical jury documents their high design quality and is indicative of their successful design policy.”
The significance of the international design competition with its headquarter in Essen, Germany is well established internationally. It was already more than 60 years ago that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. Since then, an expert team has been awarding the seal of quality for good design and innovation to the outstanding designs of the year.
Manufacturers and designers around the globe were also invited to enter their products in the 2017 competition. The jury of around 40 independent designers, design professors and specialist journalists tested, discussed and assessed each individual product, awarding the Honorable Mention for a well-conceived detail solution, the Red Dot for high design quality and the Red Dot: Best of the Best for groundbreaking design. In total, the competition received more than 5,500 entries from 54 countries this year.
The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 will culminate in Essen on 3 July 2017. This is when the Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates receive their trophies during the award ceremony. At the subsequent Designers’ Night after-show party, the award winners will celebrate in the midst of all the prize-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, and the winners will receive their well-earned certificates. For five weeks, the special exhibition “Design on Stage” will present the awarded products of the year as part of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design.
The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2017/2018 also comes out on 3 July. The international reference work for award-winning design presents all of the year’s winning products. They will also be presented on the Internet, in particular in the online presentation, the Red Dot App and on the design platform Red Dot 21.
Press contact at Red Dot:
Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
Phone: +49 201 30104-50
According to the jury, Schuler created an outstanding design with the Servoline and has therefore received the distinction “Red Dot”.
About the Red Dot Design Award – www.red-dot.org
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is organised by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after Red Dot award has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality.
About the Schuler Group – www.schulergroup.com
Schuler is the world market leader in metal forming technology. The company supplies presses, automation solutions, dies, process know-how, and services for the entire metalworking industry and lightweight automotive design. Customers include automobile manufacturers and suppliers as well as companies from the forging, household appliances, packaging, energy, and electronics industries. Schuler is the market leader in minting presses and supplies systems solutions for the aerospace, railway and large pipe industries. In 2016, Schuler achieved a turnover of 1,174 million Euros. Following the acquisition of die manufacturing company AWEBA and with a majority holding in Chinese press manufacturing company Yadon, Schuler employs around 6,600 members of staff in 40 countries. The Austrian ANDRITZ Group holds a majority share in Schuler.