Celeste and Lily recognized in renowned design competition
MONTREAL – Eureka is pleased to announce that it has won two Red Dot Awards for product design. The company has been recognized for its Celeste and Lily lighting fixtures. It is the sixth year running that Eureka products have been honored with the prestigious award.
The Red Dot Award: Product Design offers designers and manufacturers from all over the world a platform for assessing their products. In 2020, designers and companies from 60 countries entered more than 6,500 products in the competition. The international jury comprises experienced experts from different disciplines and has been convening for around 65 years in order to select the year’s best designs.
The adjudication process lasts several days and is based on two essential criteria: The jurors test all of the entries in order to assess not just the aesthetic but also the materials selected, the level of craftsmanship, the surface structure, ergonomics and functionality. The Red Dot design award dates back to 1955 and is one of the world’s largest and most distinguished design competitions.
Celeste is a clean minimalist pendant featuring an elegant artisanal cast glass disc. Vertical stems passing through the light fixture create a visual continuity with the cable, accentuated by the glowing glass disc to create a striking effect. Its integrated connector allows individual Celeste heads to be connected to one another in a vertical pattern, allowing for large impressive installations or smaller elegant clusters.
Lily is a pendant light fixture with an organic look and an unparalleled versatility. Its die-cast aluminum head provides an aesthetically pleasing and effective solution to the dissipation of the heat from the LED source, while a friction hinge, mounted at the center of the luminaire, allows it to be oriented horizontally and vertically, offering a direct or indirect light distribution at will.
The winners of the Red Dot Award have proved that they have created excellent products worthy of winning an award. The products won over the jury not only through their aesthetic, but also thanks to their incomparable functionality. With their designs, the award winners are setting new standards in their industry. I wish to congratulate them most sincerely on their success,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot.
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: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 entries, 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 distinction “Red Dot” has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The award winners are presented in the yearbooks, museums and online. More information is available at www.red-dot.de.
Since 1987, Eureka, an Acuity Brands company, has been working relentlessly to enhance the environment of the end user with compelling lighting solutions. More information about Eureka is available at: www.eurekalighting.com.