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Only nine companies were honoured with the ‘Best of the Best’ award in the coveted Intelligent Material & Design interzum Awards this year. The industry is increasingly recognising the importance of design as an economic factor for success and here we find out why these nominees stood out to the jury of experts as exceptional and why they were given ‘top dog’ status.


The competition, organised by Koelnmesse in cooperation with Red Dot, is in its 8th year now and, in 2015, a total of 269 entries from 21 countries were received. Three different categories were offered - ‘Materials and Surfaces’, ‘Fittings, Glass and Lighting’ and ‘Upholstery Manufacture and Bedding’. The nominees faced fierce international competition, having to prove their expertise with their product innovations and refinements.


The internationally renowned German designer Martin Ballendat, architect and designer Mårten Claesson from Sweden and Birgit Schwarzkopf, owner of Schwarzkopf Innenarchitektur in Düsseldorf, Dutch designer Dick Spierenburg and Professor Dr Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of Red Dot, judged the submitted work. Each product was discussed and assessed by the experts live and on-site. Winning attests to the quality and innovative power of the products as well as generating maximum attention for the manufacturers.


This year, the jury of industry experts granted the ‘High Product Quality’ award for special design achievements in form and function to 50 entries. Only nine products were honoured as ‘Best of the Best’. This title recognises excellent design achievements whose form and function set new standards in their industry and is reserved for the best products only.


The ‘High Product Quality’ Award winners


Materials and Surfaces ACTA


ATN GmbH Kreative Produktionen Bachmann GmbH & Co KG Cap. GmbH CLEAF SPA Decospan NV Formica Group


Franz Kolar GmbH Fritz Becker KG INNORTEX


Karl W Niemann GmbH & Co. KG (3 x “High Product Quality”) Mehling & Wiesmann GmbH Neelsen GmbH Novoryt AG


Organoid Technologies GmbH Pfleiderer Holzwerkstoffe GmbH PLY PROJECT REHAU AG + Co


Takumi Bernd Kuhn und Yasuko Tamaru GbR (x3) Toppan Cosmo Inc


Fittings, Glass and Lighting cap. GmbH


Codelocks Ltd Effegi Brevetti Srl


GRASS GmbH. Bewegungs-Systeme HAHN Gasfedern GmbH


Hettich Marketing- und Vertriebs GmbH


Innotec Motion GmbH


Julius Blum GmbH (x2) No Tool System AG Ovvo Solutions Scilm Spa


TENTE Roulettes Polymères Tilter® by Betech A/S Woodbox Karl baliko


Further information on the


award winners can be found at www.interzum-award.com and more about Red Dot at www.red-dot.de


Upholstery Manufacture and Bedding


Bodet & Horst GmbH & Co. KG Boyteks Tekstil San. ve Tic. A.S. DesleeClama (x2) DIEMMEBI SPA Kintec Solution GmbH Latexco NV


OKE Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Co KG


Setex-Textil GmbH (x2) Spinks Springs


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of the Best’ The ‘Best


The aim of this competition is to put a spotlight on


features such as innovative design, intelligent details, aesthetics and functionality, and to mark especially well-executed products with the industry label. The top nine manufacturers with prize-winning products are:


Materials and Surfaces ALPI SPA


Arpa Industriale S.p.A. Fraunhofer-Institut für Holzforschung WKI


Organoid Technologies GmbH


Richter akustik & design GmbH & Co. KG


Fittings, Glass and Lighting Lamello AG


Schock Metallwerk GmbH


Upholstery Manufacture and Bedding DesleeClama


OCTO Actuators GmbH (Bionical Design GmbH)


On 4th May the winners were honoured at the interzum opening party - all the prize-winning designs were presented to the public in a special area of the exhibition and


formed a major part of the show for 2015.


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