GEN_VMT Wins Red Dot for Outstanding Design Quality

The set of acoustic tiles, panels and clouds by Vicoustic

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GEN_VMT Wins Red Dot for Outstanding Design Quality
06/05/2020 - Vicoustic’s new collection GEN_VMT has been awarded the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020 for its excellent design quality. This means that Vicoustic is, with this award, proudly joining a group of world class designers and companies such Philippe Starck, Ferrari, Siemens and Porsche, all previous winners of the Red Dot Award, the world’s most renowned design competition.

GEN_VMT: the new Generative Collection
Vicoustic is proud to present GEN_VMT, the Generative Collection, a set of acoustic tiles, panels and clouds with a fresh new design concept. In this collection, the innovations introduced by environmentally sustainable raw material VicPET Wool, mainly produced from recycled plastic (65%), and VMT technology, developed by Vicoustic for superb acoustic performance, take on a new dimension in terms of design. The geometry of GEN_VMT allows generating endless combinations of acoustic tiles and panels, with no limit to creativity.

Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec on the laureates
“The fact that you won this award bears testimony to the good design quality of your product”, said the founder and CEO of Red Dot, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, when addressing the laureates, adding: “The winners of the Red Dot Award have proved that they have created excellent creations worthy of winning an award. The products won over the jury not only through their aesthetic, but also thanks to their incomparable functionality. With their designs, the award winners are setting new standards in their industry”.

Vicoustic CEO César Carapinha on the award
The utmost importance of this award for the brand is best summarized by the founder and CEO of Vicoustic, César Carapinha: “When I founded Vicoustic in 2007, I never thought 13 years later our brand would join the prestigious family of Red Dot awardees. It’s an honour and a privilege for our team and partners to see our vision was right, and this award empowers us to continue our work developing high performance sustainable acoustic products”. Referring to the designers involved, he added: “a special acknowledgement to the talented Digitalab team that helped us make this project possible". 

Detailed evaluation of the products entered
Throughout the in-depth selection process, the world-renowned experts from different disciplines of the Red Dot jury tested and evaluated more than 6,500 products from companies and designers from 60 countries. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, only the best designs receive an award. The unique new GEN_VMT collection was selected in the Interior Design Elements category.

GEN_VMT, a sustainable solution
As part of Vicoustic VMT (Virtual Material Technology) range of products, GEN_VMT is an environmentally sustainable solution made from VicPET Wool, a non-woven textile developed by Vicoustic for superb acoustic performance, predominantly made from recycled plastic bottles. This material can now be found in state-of-the-art acoustic panels and clouds such as: Flat Panel VMT, ViClouds VMT, VicWallpaper, VicOffice and Vixagon. The first set of GEN_VMT solutions to be released are the PENRAY 02 Tiles. Presented in 4 different forms in the shape of a pentagon, these tiles can be combined according to each one’s will. This allows generating endless combinations of geometric shapes.

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GEN_VMT Wins Red Dot for Outstanding Design Quality

GEN_VMT Wins Red Dot for Outstanding Design Quality

GEN_VMT Wins Red Dot for Outstanding Design Quality

GEN_VMT Wins Red Dot for Outstanding Design Quality

GEN_VMT Wins Red Dot for Outstanding Design Quality

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