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Jury of the competition Design Plus powered by Light + Building: Stefan Hillenmayer, Oliver Jahn, Julia Knaak, Lutz Dietzold, Sandra Rohlf, Sebastian Brink (left to right) (Source: German Design Council, Christof Jakob)
Jury of the competition Design Plus powered by Light + Building: Stefan Hillenmayer, Oliver Jahn, Julia Knaak, Lutz Dietzold, Sandra Rohlf, Sebastian Brink (left to right) (Source: German Design Council, Christof Jakob)

Organiser: Messe Frankfurt in collaboration with the German Design Council
Location:
Hall 1.2

The competition Design Plus powered by Light + Building is presenting awards to innovative products which meet the highest standards of design, ease of use, sustainability and technical quality. Design Plus is known as one of the most important design prizes in Germany.

It is organised by Messe Frankfurt and the German Design Council and awarded by an independent expert jury. 126 businesses from 24 countries took part in the competition, with a total of 177 products. 34 innovative products have received a Design Plus Award as part of the competition.  

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Prize winners Design Plus powered by Light + Building 2020

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Photographs of the products source: images by the awarded companies

Discovery Vertical 140

Discovery Vertical 140

Design: Artemide Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Manufacturer: Artemide Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Discovery Vertical is already special because it is not suspended horizontally, but vertically. With its circular, flat shape, it looks absolutely timeless and fits into many settings. However, its full optical effect becomes apparent in the group when the different-sized cloudy translucent surfaces overlap, creating a unique installation that lends rooms an unmistakable identity of their own.

Smoke Detector

Smoke Detector

Design: Habits Srl
Manufacturer: COMELIT GROUP SPA

The smoke detector convinces with its pleasantly clear style that enables it to blend harmoniously into many architectural environments and meet even the highest design requirements. The signal LEDs were integrated flush into the cone and the end cover plate was also kept completely clean. It is a product that is cleanly designed down to the last detail, which has a very high-quality overall look, making it stand out clearly in this segment.

Illan

Illan

Design: Zsuzsanna Horvath
Manufacturer: Luceplan srl

With its organic form, poetically reminiscent of a cornucopia, the pendant luminaire is an eye-catcher above any table. Thanks to its incredible filigree structure made of curved wood, it nevertheless appears wonderfully light and seems to float in space. A fantastically designed, timelessly elegant luminaire that serves as a decorative object during the day and creates a subtle play of light and shadow in the dark.

Trypta

Trypta

Design: Stephen Burks Man Made
Manufacturer: Luceplan srl

The design of the Trypta combines sound insulation with a clear design to create an elegant pendant luminaire that gives rooms a special atmosphere without being obtrusive. The wings are also available in different colours, allowing the luminaire to be perfectly matched to its surroundings.

BREAK-IT

BREAK-IT

Design: OLIGO Lichttechnik GmbH; HYVE Innovation Design GmbH
Manufacturer: OLIGO Lichttechnik GmbH

BREAK-IT is a pendant luminaire consisting of two cylindrical elements that can be connected by a simple mechanism to form a coherent horizontal luminaire. The luminaire also detects whether it is hanging horizontally or vertically and switches the light automatically. This makes it an original design idea that has been realised according to high creative standards in terms of form and function, offering genuine added value.

Winner

LightGlass - selbstleuchtendes Glas

LightGlass - selbstleuchtendes Glas

Design: Glass Technology GmbH
Manufacturer: Glass Technology GmbH

LightGlass is the first industrially available, self-luminous glass for the world market. Switched off, LightGlass has the appearance of normal multi-plane insulating glass, but when switched on, it becomes a homogeneous, dimmable full-surface light source. LightGlass is available in the following variations: Brilliant White, Tunable (HCL), and Rainbow (RGB-B) plus Privacy-Effect. For Façades – outside – or indoor use, as window, as skylight, door, partitioning wall, residential buildings, shopfitting, hospitality, etc.

Ghost for Cladding

Ghost for Cladding

Design: Studio Sadler
Manufacturer: Simes S.p.A.

Ghost for cladding or plasterboard is the most recent development of the family Ghost. It has been developed to be completely covered with the same material finish as the wall, such as plasterboard, mosaic, ceramic tiles or stone finish and obtain the total integration of the fixture into the architecture. Ghost, just light.

Pebbles

Pebbles

Design: Boris Klimek
Manufacturer: BOMMA

Smooth pebbles from summer beach, or as a reminder of someone special. Their diverse shapes and colours inspired this collection, which lets you create distinctive combinations. String the hand-blown glass elements just like colourful beads, connected by their interior light source.

ERCO Eclipse Konturenstrahler

ERCO Eclipse Konturenstrahler

Design: ERCO GmbH
Manufacturer: ERCO GmbH

The new Eclipse spotlight range from ERCO includes 28,000 solutions for individual lighting tasks: The new spotlights, floodlights and wallwashers  not only impress with innovative technical details but also with unprecedented system scope. Never before has ERCO had a range of spotlights with so many sizes, optics, light colours and connectivity options – as well as such a wide range of accessories, which further increases possibilities.

Berker Serie 1930, Drehschalter mit Beleuchtung

Berker Serie 1930, Drehschalter mit Beleuchtung

Design: Hager Group; Berker GmbH & Co.KG
Manufacturer: Hager Group

2019: Berker and the Bauhaus celebrate 100 years of existence. To mark this occasion, there is a new highlight for the Berker Serie 1930: the first integrated LED lighting for the rotary switch. The switch is thus an homage to historical forms and design in the style of Bauhaus. Fans of the Bauhaus era can use it to create interiors, right down to the last detail. With its form and illumination, it embodies pure functionality and follows the Bauhaus credo of clarity and simplicity.

FLC210 [GP] IP66: LED-FT/26W/3K

FLC210 [GP] IP66: LED-FT/26W/3K

Design: WE-EF LEUCHTEN GmbH
Manufacturer: WE-EF LEUCHTEN GmbH

The FLC210 projector from E-EF, which belongs to the FLC200 family, impresses with its individual lighting design options, such as the projection of sharply defined light circles, gobos or the illumination of polygonal surfaces. The very small projector with a size of just 298x172x197 mm in 18W and 26W, along with two different colour temperatures, enable it to play in a league all of its own.

PRIMO 2

PRIMO 2

Design: Designstudio ID AID
Manufacturer: Bachmann GmbH

Function meets design: PRIMO 2, as a socket  strip for the office and home area, embodies  what distinguishes a perfect symbiosis of modern design and functionality. Colourful, floating and stylish, it steals the show from  its competitors. It impresses with its functional variants and different colours to match the design on site, thus creating a positive attitude to life. The variable end caps and optional loop for hanging round off off its perfect appearance.

FIFTY FIFTY

FIFTY FIFTY

Design: Michael Raasch
Manufacturer: Serien Raumleuchten GmbH

Halved form. Maximum light. The FIFTY FIFTY lamp series fascinates with minimalism and an innovative form. The lamp head is halved lengthwise and can be positioned in any direction with a 360° swivel joint. The stand profile is also freely rotatable by 360°. FIFTY FIFTY is dimmable with the Dim2warm function. The control unit is integrated flush within the flat profile. All surfaces are powder-coated and the edges are finely rounded. The luminaire is available in black and white.

REFLEX²

REFLEX²

Design: Jean-Marc da Costa
Manufacturer: Serien Raumleuchten GmbH

REFLEX² cleverly combines today’s technology and aesthetic sensibilities. A fine, elegantly rounded frame structure contains the LED boards. These radiate on a prismatic reflector surface of the same basic dimensions. Even at full power, REFLEX² creates an absolutely glare-free light, whose colour may be further adjusted optionally via Bluetooth, from a warm lightbulb glow to pure white, using Tunable White technology. As such, the subtle structure gives rise to intensive lighting moods in the room.

INTUS 700slim

INTUS 700slim

Design: PCS Systemtechnik GmbH; ergon3Design
Manufacturer: PCS Systemtechnik GmbH

Slim shape with the latest technology: INTUS 700slim is an RFID access reader and so compact that it can be installed directly on a door frame or jamb. The blue ring – a design element shared by all the INTUS family devices – indicates that the reader is ready. Three LEDs at the top edge signal the reading status. The optional PIN keypad is backlit for easy operation in the dark, while the tactile membrane keyboard facilitates operation for partially sighted employees.

Giro Edition

Giro Edition

Design: Serge & Robert Cornelissen
Manufacturer: mawa design - Licht- und Wohnideen GmbH

The functional design of the three-part lamp consists of two inversely oriented truncated cones, separated and pierced by a round rod of brass. A stylishly technoid appearance emerges as a result of its screw-free design, minimal joints and high-quality  finishes; perfect for work surfaces in the office. Additionally, the energy efficient LED technology guarantees an even and glarefree illumination of your desktop. The round rod and lamp shade can be inclined elliptically as desired.

KJ LED

KJ LED

Design: Stephane Chapelet Design
Manufacturer: Fontes de Paris

Innovative and contemporary design for this LED street lighting luminaire, developed in cooperation with Stephane Chapelet Design. All aluminium parts are exclusively manufactured from recycled aluminium. Equipped with the latest LED technology including optional presence detection sensor.

BIG ONE

BIG ONE

Design: Lucie Koldova
Manufacturer: Brokis s.r.o.

This large-format light with a matte core by designer Lucie Koldova embodies a gentle poetry, simplicity, purity, and balanced proportions. A key role is played by the inosculation of luminous bodies and their mutual interaction in space. The sophisticated design of a bubble suspended in the centre of a large sphere evokes a sense of levitation.

FAVO CELL

FAVO CELL

Design: Blocher Partners; Sattler GmbH
Manufacturer: Sattler GmbH

The FAVO LIGHT CELL can create individually suitable configurations for different applications and enables customized solutions to be implented simply. Thanks to its low weight and modular construction with snap connections, assembly can be realised quickly. One spot per light head, equipped with a 24° lense. Modern, efficient LED technology with 3 watts / 300 lumens. Another lens on the top of the node allows switchable indirect light.

Tracker

Tracker

Design: Intra Lighting d.o.o.
Manufacturer: Intra Lighting d.o.o.

Tracker is made to track fluid architecture and is by far our most adjustable trimless luminaire when it comes to shape. Tracker is the first luminaire to go beyond horizontal movement and introduce endless possibilities for also following vertical lines in the space. With its ability to adapt to wall or ceiling ratios (+/-500 mm), Tracker can vary from bold and artistic to a luminaire that discreetly blends in and supports the creativity of the architect or lighting designer.

Eye

Eye

Design: Serge Cornelissen
Manufacturer: Intra Lighting d.o.o.

Good-looking all round. Inside and outside. There really are a lot of spots out there, but Eye is not just “one more spot”! Come closer. Can you find any visible screws or gaps? No matter how hard you try, you won‘t find them. All the details are carefully thought-out. Its clean elegant look with the possibility of a 360-degree orientation makes it a perfect luminaire for hospitality, retail and private residences. Due to its high IP protection, outdoors is also the right place for it.

MULTI.SENSOR KNX

MULTI.SENSOR KNX

Design: Marco Fossati
Manufacturer: Eelectron SpA

A smart, innovative and reliable sensor, combining information on presence with a brightness sensor for environmental lighting control, humidity and temperature sensors with the relative control algorithms and a sound sensor that can be used in rooms with parts not totally visible to the infrared sensor. It also allows for different functions with presence detection logics: i.e. a lighting comfort closer to reality thanks to brightness control and the “Circadian Rhythm” logic.

Wallbox eMH2

Wallbox eMH2

Design: ABL Sursum Bayerische Elektrozubehör GmbH & Co.KG
Manufacturer: ABL Sursum Bayerische Elektrozubehör GmbH & Co.KG

The eMH2 Wallbox is our smart, attractively designed charging solution for domestic and semi-public applications. The translucent cover shows colour backlit pictograms to indicate the current charging status. The integrated RFID module ensures fast and secure access.

Seitenlichtfasersystem M-Fibre

Seitenlichtfaserystem M-Fibre

Design: Mentor GmbH & Co. Präzisions-Bauteile KG
Manufacturer: Mentor GmbH & Co. Präzisions-Bauteile KG

M-Fibre is a new Side-light Fibre system made of polymer-optical fibres and coloured LED modules. It is predestined for both direct visible functional or decorative line lighting and indirect ambient lighting. It thereby offers manifold and fascinating design options for product designers and product engineers to implement new design ideas with light energy-efficient and optimised to the installation space. This means they can create innovative products with added value.

ROHDE+ROHDE Unsichtbare Steckdosen

ROHDE+ROHDE Unsichtbare Steckdosen

Design: ROHDE+ROHDE UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co. KG
Manufacturer: ROHDE+ROHDE UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co. KG

Full-surface covers literally make power outlets disappear: when the socket is not in use, you only see a straight, flat surface from the front. The sockets remain completely hidden behind it. If necessary, simply remove one or more covers. Removing and replacing them is very easy, because powerful magnets pull them into the correct position. Removed covers can be »parked« on the side of the frame.

BLOP

BLOP

Design: Dirk Wortmeyer
Manufacturer: Bruck GmbH & Co. KG

Blop is a compact spot in a massive Aluminium body. An innovative LED for mains voltage makes it possible to fit both electronics and sophisticated optics into flat dimensions. A spot of 30° in a height of only 33 mm is unique in the market. Different optics and filters are part of the programme. Blop has started out as a suspended light and as a track-spot. Other variations will follow.

GORDON

GORDON

Design: Corrado Dotti
Manufacturer: Tooy srl

A new formal and material interpretation of the conical diffuser is the main feature of this wall lamp, providing direct light. The essential and refined aspect with a strong character is conferred by the shape of the brass casting; this practical and versatile lamp with adjustable arm and reflector is suitable for use in different environments, from the domestic to the working environment, as well as in commercial spaces and hospitality.

YESLY

YESLY

Design: Finder SpA
Manufacturer: Finder SpA

Yesly networks lights and electric shutters via dimmers and actuators, using wireless Bluetooth Low Energy technology. It is controlled either via the smartphone app, the Beyon button or classic wired or wireless buttons. With Yesly, comfort, energy efficiency and safety are significantly increased on the one hand, while on the other the system offers its users maximum flexibility.

Calipso Linear 120 Stand Alone

Calipso Linear 120 Stand Alone

Design: Neil Poulton
Manufacturer: Artemide Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Calipso consists of an organically shaped honeycomb, composed of tubes of different diameters  that are seemingly arranged randomly. This structure characterises the lamp both aesthetically and visually. Not only is its design unique, but also its even light emission, which is suitable for use in the workplace. The result is a highly emotional light that combines creative and technical intelligence.

AYNO

AYNO

Design: Diez Office
Manufacturer: Midgard Licht GmbH

The central feature of the AYNO lighting family is a fibreglass rod, which is stretched to the bow by the textile cable. The inherent tension of the rod allows for a lamp without any joints. By sliding the two adjustment rings at the top and bottom, the fibreglass rod is bent into the desired position and light is directed where needed. The cable tightens the rod into an arc, of which the radius can be varied as required using the adjustment rings. The fine adjustment is done with the swiveling lampshade.

Hero

Hero

Design: Whipsaw
Manufacturer: Glint

Hero is the first luminaire to give users the ability to aim light in any direction without tilting the luminaire itself. Hero is installed in a fixed position. Users can manipulate the built in joystick to aim the light in any direction. Effective glare control and slim form factor allow Hero to virtually disappear when installed on a track, as a pendant, or recessed into a ceiling. With little glare from the bright LEDs, attention is focused only on what‘s most important.

PIEGA

PIEGA

Design: Valerio Sommella + Anonima Luci
Manufacturer: DGA SRL

PIEGA is a step light that aims to emphasize precious finishes. Like a sheet of paper elegantly folded up it hides the light source, with the added effect of washing the surface with light, thus showing its richness and creating at the same time the typical step light effect on the wall. Available both in IP40 and IP67.

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