VISO’S WANDERING STAR WINS PRESTIGIOUS RED DOT PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD
April 9, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – The Wandering Star pendant light fixture wins the prestigious Red Dot award 2018 in the Product Design category. The light pendant is designed by Filipe Lisboa, founder and head Designer of Toronto-based contemporary lighting design and manufacturing brand VISO Inc.
This unique fixture is made with solid European marble and a cast glass lens. It features metal details in a luxurious hairline bronze finish. The pendant is available in two sizes (110mm/4.3” and 160mm/6” in diameter) and 5 unique marble finishes (Nero Black, Carrara White Goss, Travertino, Indian Green and Matte White). The Wandering Star pendant is stunning on its own or as part of a custom lighting cluster, and is perfect for residential and commercial application.
Evaluation platform for good design
The Red Dot Award: Product Design has roots dating back as far as 1955 and determines the best products created each year. In 2018, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 objects to the competition. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, a jury comprising of roughly 40 members assessed the submitted products. The strict judging criteria, which include level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability, provides a frame of reference which the jurors then complement with their own expertise.
Filipe Lisboa on winning the Red Dot award:
“All of us at VISO are humbled by this recognition from the Red Dot jury. I feel honored to lead a team of incredibly talented people and to have the opportunity to work with our global clientele to bring their lighting vision to life – through our Brand Collection, like the Wandering Star, or through our Custom Division. Our dream has always been to design beautiful and functional light fixtures, and as exemplified by the Red Dot, our goal at VISO is to continue collaborating and delivering extraordinary lighting solutions to our clients that keeps our hearts pumping.”
“I want to congratulate the award winners sincerely on their wonderful success in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. Success in the competition is proof of the good design quality of the products and once again shows that companies are on the right path. When I speak about good design, I am referring to more than just an attractive product. All of the products are characterised by outstanding functionality. This demonstrates that the designers have understood their clients and their needs”, said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award.
About VISO Inc.
VISO is a global multidisciplinary design and manufacturing firm specializing in unique decorative light fixtures focusing on Architecture & Design with offices and facilities in Canada, Portugal and Dubai.
The company serves the hospitality, commercial, government, and residential sectors and offers an exclusive lighting collection as well as custom designs, rendering services, and total project consultation.
Led by Founder Filipe Lisboa and Managing Partner, Tzetzy Naydenova, the couple have bound their efforts in design, production, management, and marketing to build a strong, reputable, and unique fashion forward lighting company.
Proudly Canadian, VISO’s headquarter is located in downtown Toronto. The company designs, manufactures, assembles and inspects all fixtures and custom lighting in its state-of-the-art production facilities.
About the Red Dot Design Award:
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 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. Further information available at www.red-dot.de.
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