Two Red Dot Awards for Ahrend: WELL COLLECTION and Silence CALL

The Ahrend WELL COLLECTION and Silence CALL got rewarded with the prestigious Red Dot Award in the category Product Design. The WELL COLLECTION received the Red Dot: Best of the Best award, the top distinction in the competition. As a facilitator of vitalising workspaces the awards are a great recognition and a confirmation for the increasing need for well-being in office environments.

WELL COLLECTION | Red Dot: Best of the Best 
Sit WELL, Feel WELL and Look WELL with the Ahrend WELL COLLECTION. The modern, fresh and comfortable family range of visitor and conference chairs perfectly combines comfort and a beautiful design. The cleverly shaped seat matches the users back and divides the weight proportionally, allowing you to sit comfortably for a long period of time. The frame, shell, color and upholstery can be adapted to your own preferences, creating a chair that perfectly fits your corporate identity.

Designer Kees de Boer: “I aimed for the best possible comfort in seating, while having a great design. Designing chairs is particularly done by making prototyping models and testing them with a large group of various sized people. The design follows the rules of ergonomics. To me, this award is a great personal recognition by renowned colleagues in the design branch.”

Silence CALL | Red Dot 
The Ahrend Silence CALL is part of the next generation space-in-space solutions that brings back silence to our workspaces. With open-plan offices, co-working spaces and multimedia, we are more connected than ever. At the same time we are more distracted, stressed and burned-out than ever. We’re surrounded by noise. It’s time to make a CALL for Silence. For more creativity, more focus. For peace of mind.

Without making big changes the Silence CALL offers enough flexibility to adapt the setting of your work environment. The composition of wood, acoustic material, fabric and isolating material ensures a high noise reduction of up to 47 dB. The high acoustic quality of the space offers enough privacy. A perfect match with the Ahrend design language.

Designer Basten Leijh: “It is great to see that the international jury of Red Dot distinguishes the chosen path in terms of design and rewards it with an award. This fits in with the plan to roll out this comfortable Silence CALL internationally and is also a compliment to the timeless design of the total Royal Ahrend soft-seating collection. Compliments to the team!”

Success to be celebrated at the award ceremony
On the 8th of July 2019, we will celebrate our success during the award ceremony. As part of the Red Dot Gala, the international design scene will convene and the winners of the Red Dot Awards will receive their trophies on stage at Essen’s Aalto-Theater. The award-winning products will be added to the “Design on Stage” exhibition during the party. From that date, the WELL COLLECTION and Silence CALL will also be on show in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, online and in the Red Dot Design App.

About the Red Dot Design Award
The Red Dot Design Award is broken down into three distinct disciplines: Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 submissions, the Red Dot Award is one of the largest design competitions in the world. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then, the sought-after Red Dot is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The winners are presented in yearbooks, museums and online. Further information on the Red Dot website.