The award day of the Red Dot 2023 competition in Essen, Germany, ended a few hours ago. Crystal won the '"Red Dot: Best of the Best" award, the highest in the Product Design category, and Linealuce Mini 27R (design Jean Michel Wilmotte) the "Red Dot" award for high design quality, in the same category. During the gala, the winners were invited to take the stage at the Aalto-Theater to collect their awards; this was followed by the Designers Night at the prestigious Design Museum, an evening of networking and entertainment to celebrate the great achievement.
The Red Dot Design Award has a history of more than 60 years and is one of the world's largest design competitions. The awards received by Crystal and Linealuce Mini 27R confirm iGuzzini's vocation for Design, which translates into beauty and formal research, but also technological and applicative innovation, reliability and performance.
From left: Peter Zec, Founder & CEO of Red Dot; Riccardo Bombarda and Federica Sbriccoli of iGuzzini Design Lab; Mårten Claesson, Red Dot jury member.
Crystal is a new linear recessed luminaire that lends preciousness to the ceiling and the space, combining essential design, high visual comfort and extraordinary luminous efficiency, up to 155 lm/W. The new patented Opti Diamond optics are the result of a careful study of materials and engineering that optimise the catadioptric principle, and allow extraordinary brilliance at low luminance. Crystal has been awarded the ECO Passport, an environmental certification that assesses the environmental impact of luminaires.
Linealuce Mini 27R is the new miniaturised version of the famous line designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte for iGuzzini, with very high performance, to encourage maximum integration in architecture and space. A three-dimensional slit of light, just 2.7 cm deep, it fits into any thickness of the architecture, blending into it. High performance, efficiency of up to 100 lm/W, tailor-made light distribution, reduction of materials, use of recycled and recyclable materials, highlight how Linealuce Mini 27R is an excellence of ecodesign.