Appareo wins Red Dot Design Award

Published 20 June 2013

With the motivation of high design quality, Fagerhult’s Appareo has been awarded with the prestigious red dot design award within the Product design category of 2013.

As a designer, you have to deal with the fact that the starting point for new products is often the same. When dealing with a traditional fluorescent luminaire you really have to “push the boat out” to create something new.

With Appareo things were different. The criteria changed in a way which made things very simple. Conversely, the challenge was actually not to make it too simple. The initial sketches were very elemental and we knew we had to add something beyond the basic design shapes - the circle and extended rectangle.

The final shape was inspired by the wings of birds, which are very light and strong, and extremely thin when viewed from the side. The small, slightly angled surface gives the luminaire a bigger body, making it more human.

Gustav Müller Nord, Casper Asmussen and Jens O Johansson, Howl Designstudio

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