Oskar wins the German Design Award

The German Design Award is the international premium prize awarded by the “Rat für Formgebung”. Awards are given to top-class and unique product designs that are ground-breaking on the design landscape. Those nominated for the German Design Award possess excellent design competence and have managed to demonstrably stand out in the competition thanks to their creative quality.

We are thrilled that the “Rat für Formgebung” has nominated the humidifier Oskar, the fan heater Anna and the dehumidifier Albert by Stadler Form for the German Design Award! We decided to enter Oskar for the Product Design Award, in order to measure up to the best on the design scene.

Oskar won and was awarded the “Special Mention 2015”! The "Special Mention" prize distinguishes work that reveals particularly successful aspects or solutions – a title that honours the dedication of companies and designers.

"Rat für Formgebung"
The "Rat für Formgebung" was established as a foundation upon the initiative of the German Bundestag in 1953 and it supports the business world in achieving a consistent added value for brands by way of design. This has made the "Rat für Formgebung" one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the field of design.

The 30 strong jury of the German Design Award 2015 is comprised of design experts from various fields. They come from the business world, education and sciences as well as the design industry and are recognized authorities in their fields of expertise. This year, more than 2,200 products were examined and rated by the jury.

Assessment criteria
The examined products were to excel by means of particularly striking features under the following aspects: ergonomics, functionality and operability, practical value, overall concept, design quality, degree of innovation, long life-cycle, brand value and branding, marketability, ecological compatibility, ecological quality, product aesthetics, product graphics and semantics, safety and barrier freedom, symbolic and emotional content, technical quality, technical function, production technology and quality.

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