CFT500 shines at the international design competition
The Design Plus competition, sponsored by Messe Frankfurt and organised by the German Design Council, represents cutting-edge innovations of the exhibitors at Light + Building while highlighting their sustainability and ease of application. The judges were impressed with the product concept of theCFT500 and awarded the LED post-top luminaire a 'Best of Design Plus' prize.The award is considered to be a seal of quality for products that combine forward-thinking, innovative design with energy-efficient technology.
WE-EF and product designer Petra Denst are delighted with this product's third consecutive award. The CFT500, the design of which would not have been possible without LED technology, has previously been awarded the RedDot quality seal and a 'Focus Silver' prize for the International Design Award from the Design Center Baden-Württemberg.
Based on the criteria of technology, ecology and design, this year's international and independent Design Plus expert panel awarded 25 products the Design Plus prize, with four receiving the 'Best of' prize – including theCFT500 from WE-EF as the only exterior luminaire. This year's competition saw 129 companies from 25 countries part, entering a total of 214 products.
The award represents a prestigious title, both for manufacturers and designers alike. It is also an indicator of a high level of innovation and outstanding product quality. The competition is also open to students. This year, 88 students and young graduates in the areas of product and industrial design as well as architecture and interior design took part, submitting visionary concepts and solutions. Of these, 13 winners were selected, three of whom received a 'Best of' award.
The awards were presented on 13 March 2016, the first day of the trade fair.As part of a separate exhibition specifically set up for the competition, all award-winning products, both from exhibitors and from students, were presented during the trade fair in a special area designated 'Design Plus powered by Light + Building' in hall 1.2.
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