Ardea Light Receives International Red Dot Award for Product Design
March 16, 2009
The Ardea light from Herman Miller, Inc., has been chosen to receive a 2009 red dot award for product design. The compact fluorescent table-top light was selected from thousands of entries by an international jury of 24 renowned designers and design experts for its degree of innovation, functionality, and formal quality.
Ardea is a result of collaborative engineering and design development between Yves Behar's San Francisco-based studio, fuseproject, and Herman Miller. Its movement stems from flexible hinges at its base and fixture head, allowing for infinite adjustment of light for personalized illumination.
In addition, its compact mini-fluorescent 13-watt bulb is low-energy consuming, while all materials and manufacturing processes have been developed for minimum environmental impact.
The red dot award originated in 1955 and has become one of the largest and most renowned design competitions worldwide. It consists of three categories, including product design, communication design, and design concept.
About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you--with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $2 billion in revenue in fiscal 2008. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2009, Herman Miller was again cited by FORTUNE as both the "Most Admired" in its industry and among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, while Fast Company named Herman Miller among the innovative "Companies to Watch." Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.