Crema Wins German Design Award

October 23, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – The Crema pendant light, designed by Filipe Lisboa, Founder of Toronto-based contemporary lighting design and manufacturing brand, VISO Inc., has won the German Design Award for Excellent Product Design in Lighting.

The German Design Award is one of the best-known design competitions in the world and is held in high regard well beyond professional circles. The awards honour innovative products, their manufacturers and designers, who have made pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape.

After an extensive evaluation process involving a panel of highly esteemed international jury, the German Design Council named the Crema as one of their 2018 winners.

Speaking about the win, VISO’s Managing Partner Tzetzy Naydenova said:

“We are thrilled that our Crema light has been recognized and awarded the German Design Award. We are proud to represent Canada in the lighting space as leaders in design. 

Crema can easily go under the radar because of its quiet nature and to have the German Design Council recognize its design strength just further validates the work that we do at VISO.”

We are proud to represent Canada in the lighting space as leaders in design. This win is a tribute to VISO’s dedication to innovation and design and we are honoured by this recognition.”

Crema combines tranquility and serenity in a simple and luminous fixture. Constructed from a semi-metalized polycarbonate body, it fades from semi-gradient to clear. The shell is home to a solid frosted glass LED diffuser that creates a welcoming glow. Crema is both peaceful and strong. Available on its own, it also shines as a part of a custom cluster.

VISO’s Wandering Star pendant light also received a Special Mention in the Excellent Product Design, Lighting, category. Made with solid European marble and a cast glass lens, it features metal details in a luxurious hairline bronze finish. The pendant stands on its own or is available as part of a custom cluster, and is perfect for residential and commercial spaces.

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 German Design Awards

The German Design Award is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honour unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape. Launched in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the most well- respected design competitions in the world and is held in high regard well beyond professional circles.

~Light is Life~

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To download hi-res images of the Wandering Star, click here.

To download product imagery with German Design Awards logo, click here.


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