Monday, March 29, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
March 15 Essen, Germany
Big congratulations to KAIKU who takes home a RedDot award just 4 months after an incredibly successful introductory launch. The Zen Wagon was recognized in the Toys + Childrens category with merits including iconic aesthetics, sustainability and functionality.
“We’re really excited” said Scot Herbst, KAIKU founder and designer of the Zen, “Our hard work is paying off and it’s great to see so many design professionals are captivated by our wagon.”
The red dot award is one of the most important distinctions in the world for product design. It was first awarded in 1955 and recognizes outstanding design work in a wide range of categories including automobiles, architecture, household and home electronics as well as fashion, life science and medicine. This year the jury, made up of international design experts, rated 4252 products from 57 nations. Their assessment is based on 17 criteria ranging from degree of innovation to functionality and ecological compatibility.
The awards will be presented at the gala held at the Aalto Theatre in Essen on July 5th 2010.