Red Dot Design Award 2015

berbel receives two awards

Red Dot Design Award 2015

Rheine, 31 March 2015 – Two of the acclaimed design awards are going to Rheine this year. The Red Dot label “winner 2015” is awarded both to the ceiling lift hood Skyline Edge that was recently presented at IMM in Cologne, and to the headroom hood Glassline. Both award-winning designs were created by the Cologne-based design company Studio Ambrozus, which berbel has been successfully cooperating with for a number of years now.

The 38 jury members of the Red Dot award were impressed by the ceiling lift hood Skyline Edge and the headroom hood Glassline by berbel: Product Design 2015. With the two products entered in the most important product design competition, berbel Ablufttechnik GmbH was able to demonstrate its excellence in design. The award celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The international experts discussed and assessed each of the 4,928 products entered from 56 countries. Awards were only bestowed upon designs that were able to enthuse the jury with their quality and innovative energy. The Skyline Edge ceiling lift hood and the Glassline headroom hood by berbel were able to win over the jury and were awarded the well deserved and coveted Red Dot seal of quality.

The Red Dot label is a recognised international cross-industry seal of high quality design. The international Red Dot jury bestows the coveted quality seal only to products whose excellent appearance makes them stand out significantly from comparable items. The award-winning Skyline Edge is a new version of the tried and tested and multi award-winning ceiling lift hoods that revolutionised the kitchen market when they were launched four years ago. With an upgraded design, innovative technological sophistication and numerous variations, the new generation offers that special something, the wow effect. The linear design of the Skyline Edge is a perfect match for contemporary customer requirements in the area of high-end kitchen equipment and it is especially attractive for customers who appreciate handleless designs.

The adjustable light temperature of the LED hob lighting and the optional glass trimmed ceiling plate with integrated mood lighting make for a harmonious and atmospheric room climate.  In combination with the separately controllable effect lighting that fits into the Skyline Edge as a narrow strip in the hood, it is an illuminated kitchen marvel at the same time. For anyone who opted against a Skyline in the past, due to it being only suited for recirculation mode, the new generation of the ceiling lift hood is now optionally available with an EcoSwitch function that provides for the advantages of exhaust air and recirculation mode to be combined. This is possible thanks to berbel’s revolutionary JetStream technology (patent pending).

A special ceiling construction allows for the new Skyline Edge by berbel to be fully retracted into the ceiling, when cooking is done. Only the circumferential, dazzle-free LED hob lighting remains visible. This means that the berbel Skyline Edge ceiling lift hood is a beautiful eye-catcher at all times. The berbel headroom hood Glassline is also a very attractive kitchen appliance. Headroom hoods are currently very popular and berbel’s Glassline with its soft shapes and curved front glass panel is just in line with this trend. The clear appearance of the hood is highlighted by an integrated control panel that only becomes truly visible when used, as well as a stainless steel band that provides for visual elongation of the exhaust air slit and is integrated harmoniously into the hood’s front panel. To keep the headroom hood’s glass panel free from unsightly condensation running down the front, it is equipped with berbel’s BackFlow technology (patent pending).

“The two awards are two reasons for us to be very happy. The Red Dot Award is the most important product design prize and it is held in great international esteem. We are proud that the jury actually selected two of our products as winners this year. It shows that berbel extractor hoods are not only top-of-the-range with regard to their technology, but are also more than up to par when it comes to the design standards expected by customers,” says berbel’s Managing Director Peter Ahlmer.