Best of the Best: SpareOne secures highest distinction in the Red Dot Award 2014!
IRVINE, CA- SpareOne Plus Phone by SpareOne won over the 40-member expert jury for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014. In one of the world’s largest and most renowned product competitions, the company proved its design excellence with its AA battery powered emergency mobile phone. SpareOne Plus Phone stood out from 4,815 entries and received the Red Dot: Best of the Best for highest quality and ground-breaking design. In 2014, only 1.5% of all entries in the competition received the coveted top award. Thus, SpareOne ranks among the best in international product design.
After a decision process lasting several days, the Red Dot jury awarded the highest accolade of the internationally renowned competition to SpareOne Plus Phone. This success will be duly celebrated: On 7 July 2014, in front of around 1,200 guests from all around the world, SpareOne will be presented with its deserved trophy during the awards ceremony at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany. After the Red Dot Gala, the winners’ exhibition will be opened in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where SpareOne Plus Phone will be showcased for four weeks before it enters the permanent exhibition.
SpareOne Plus Phone is the only emergency mobile phone in the world powered by a single AA battery with a 15 year shelf life. Enhanced with several standard features like a panic siren and audible function feedback, SpareOne Plus Phone also includes the capability to activate a newly developed and potentially lifesaving Location and Alert service. SpareOne was designed around simplicity. Inventor and Creator, Alan Cymberknoh kept in mind only the necessary and essential features and functions of a cellphone. Spareone Plus Phone’s revolutionary breakthrough is its ability to run on the inexpensive and widely available, single AA battery. At SpareOne, we believe a person should never be out of options and never feel stranded, even if they are just needing to make a simple call or are facing an extreme emergency.
Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of Red Dot, on the decision process in the Red Dot Award: “The 40 experts assessed the quality of the entries with the utmost care and attention. Due to their backgrounds, they also assessed the special cultural aspects of the designs from 53 countries. But only the best products receive an award from the jury. This is especially reflected in the percentage of successful entries in the Red Dot Award, which is much smaller in contrast to other international design competitions. Therefore, the winners can be proud of their achievements – with their entries, they stood out from the rest and were able to pass the test in front of the critical eyes of the experts. This success will be perceptible during the Red Dot Gala, when the laureates will receive the recognition of the international audience.”
The award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen
With around 2,000 exhibits spread over an area of more than 4,000 square metres, the Red Dot Design Museum houses the largest exhibition of contemporary design worldwide. The award-winning products from the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 will be presented in an impressive special exhibition from 8 July to 3 August 2014. Since touching and testing is expressly encouraged in the hands-on exhibition, visitors experience the current best achievements at close quarters in “Design on Stage”. This way, design enthusiasts can find out about the trends in international product design and assure themselves of the outstanding quality of SpareOne Plus Phone by SpareOne.
The Red Dot Design Award
With the Red Dot Design Award, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen created an internationally renowned product competition. Its prize, the Red Dot, has established itself worldwide as one of the most sought-after quality marks for excellent design. The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen displays the award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen for at least one year.
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 Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept.
Further information at: www.red-dot.de/press
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