Hot on the heels of recent IF Design Awards success, Daikin Europe, a leading manufacturer of home heating and commercial control solutions has received a string of accolades for its product design innovations at this year’s Red Dot Design Awards.
Mark of distinction
The internationally renowned and distinctive Red Dot label is a highly sought-after mark. As one of the world’s largest design competitions, the Red Dot Awards has been recognising outstanding design quality and innovation since the 90’s.
This year, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted over 6,300 products, which were tested and assessed individually by a 40-strong jury, undergoing a rigorous evaluation process spanning several days. Products are judged by levels of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability.
Four Daikin Heating and Controller products* and the Daikin Air Conditioner, Stylish, were awarded the “Red Dot” classification in 2018.
Daikin Altherma 3 Floor-standing Heat Pump
The first air to water heat pump powered by the manufacturer’s patented BlueVolution technology, the Daikin Altherma 3 combines high efficiency compressors with R-32 refrigerant and weather-dependent set controls, to provide high performance and consistent room temperatures with the lowest running costs.
Outdoor units are connectible with a range of discreet and stylish indoor units. Smart control technology offers precise and easy adjustment to individual preferences with the option of remote control via an Online Controller smartphone app and the potential for integration with other home control systems.
Daikin Altherma 3 Wall-mounted Heat Pump
With all the advantages of the Daikin Altherma 3 series, the compact wall mounted unit with its slim dimensions can be integrated with a standard domestic hot water tank, allowing optimal flexible installation. The addition of a thermal store system with thermal control panels provides low-cost on-demand hot water without the need for an electric immersion heater.
Daikin D2CND Gas Condensing Boiler
The DC2CND offers a compact wall-mounted gas condensing boiler for the smallest of spaces and offers increased flexibility in use, with freeze protection for pipes making it possible to install the boiler practically anywhere inside or outside. Offering a heat efficiency of up to 108%, the high modulating range of the unit provides an automatic capacity adjustment based on the required heat load of the house from 3- to 24-kW. For even greater energy efficiency, the boiler can be integrated with solar heating. The indoor unit can be controlled remotely using Daikin’s smart online controller app.
Stylish Air Conditioner
With its all-new component designs and R-32 refrigerant, the compact wall-mounted Stylish guarantees the highest efficiency in its design class, scoring up to A+++ for both heating and cooling in a low environmental impact solution.
Available in several colours, Stylish incorporates a cover panel that has been engineered to move parallel to its body, blending in with any décor. Rounded corners add to the unit’s aesthetic appeal, while the newly-designed fan, developed to run within the Stylish’s compact casing, and heat exchanger deliver top energy performance and perfect comfort at practically inaudible sound levels.
Commercial Wired Controller
Daikin’s latest wired remote control has been designed to provide an enhanced user experience with an elegant and contemporary appearance. Its compact dimensions, plus a choice of three colours, offers a discreet solution to blend in with any interior design. A sleek exterior conceals Daikin’s advanced technology which provides intuitive touch button control, making it easy to adjust settings to suit your personal comfort. Installers can configure advanced technical settings easily on their smartphone and upload them via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
Celebrating good design
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award said:
“I would like to congratulate the award winners sincerely on their wonderful success in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. Success in the competition is proof of the good design quality of the products and once again shows that companies are on the right path. When I speak about good design, I am referring to more than just an attractive product. All of the products are characterised by outstanding functionality. This demonstrates that the designers have understood their clients and their needs.”
Patrick Crombez, Daikin Europe General Manager, Heating and Renewables Strategic Business Unit adds:
“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award which recognises Daikin’s position at the forefront of European product design and our dedication to developing products with form and functionality at our core”.
The winners will be celebrated at the Red Dot Gala on 9 July 2018 following a month’s exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018” which will showcase the award-winning innovations as part of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design, at the Aalto-Theatre, Essen, Germany. In addition, winning entries will feature in an Online Exhibition, the Red Dot App and on Red Dot 21 from that date.
For more information visit www.red-dot.de