Michael Sodeau picks up Red Dot Best of the Best award

Michael Sodeau Partnership has won a Best of the Best award at this year’s Red Dot Product Design Awards.

The London-based consultancy picked up the award for its Anything collection of office devices for Japanese company Suikosha Corporation.

Pearson Lloyd won two awards, for the Lox stool for Walter Knoll and the Cobi office furniture range for Steelcase.

Christoph Behling also won two awards, for the Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS Caliper Chronograph and the Aquaracer 500M Calibre 5 watch, both for Tag Heuer.

Foster and Partners bagged a Red Dot for the Foster 510 bench for Walter Knoll.

Kinneir Dufort won an award for the Accu-ChekAviva Nano blood-glucose testing meter, for Roche Diagnostics, while Caternia Fadda Studio picked up an award for the Gemme salad set for Fratelli Guzzini.

Bis Productions won an award for the Paloma glassware for Diversion Manufacture Royale.

Eight UK-based companies won awards: Kenwood for the FS620 food steamer; Onzo, for its Smart Energy Kit; Andrew Actman, for the Reykjavik Eyes glasses; Dura, for the Dura Integrated Workshop System; Colebrook Bosson Saunders, for the Rodney monitor support; Revo Technologies, for the Block iPod sound system; Vertu, for the Signature in Stainless Steel mobile phone; and Robert Welch Designs, for the Signature knives and knife block set.

A total of 683 Red Dot awards were handed out this year, from 3231 entries. There were 49 Best of the Best awards, and 194 honourable mentions.

The annual international award ceremony is organised by the Design Centrum Nordrhein-Westfalen in Essen, Germany.

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