We are thrilled to announce that tangerine’s Business Class design for Virgin Australia has won at the Red Dot Awards 2016, the international distinction for high design quality. This year participants from 57 nations registered around 5,200 products and innovations for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. Only products which set themselves apart through design excellence received the sought-after quality seal from the 41 strong international Red Dot jury.
Virgin Australia’s new Business Class design was awarded a Red Dot Award, in the highly contested Vehicles category, competing against some of the biggest automotive brands in the World. Launching in 2015, to wide critical acclaim, the design has helped the airline re-position its service as a premium carrier. The Red Dot Award follows success at the “Aircraft Cabin Oscars”, The Crystal Cabin Awards, where the project is currently one of three finalists for Best Cabin Concept.
4 July 2016 marks the culmination of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. During the glamorous awards ceremony, the Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates will accept their trophies in front of around 1,200 guests. At the subsequent after-show party “Designers’ Night”, the winners will receive their certificates and celebrate until the early hours in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in the midst of prize-winning products. All award-winning products will be presented in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” for four weeks, before becoming part of the permanent exhibition.
With about 2,000 exhibits from 45 nations, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen displays the complete range of current product design. In the former boiler house of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein coal mine, it presents products that have won the Red Dot on five floors and approximately 4,000 square metres. Every year, the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design informs around 150,000 visitors about current trends and top achievements.
tangerine are double Red Dot Award winners this year! Also winning with Korean printer company Sindoh, with their first foray into the 3d printer market.