Award

Nix wins Red Dot product design award

 

Hamilton, ON, April 3, 2017. – The jury has reached its decision: After several days of assessing thousands of products from all over the world, Hamilton’s very own Nix Pro Color Sensor received the “Red Dot” distinction. Nix Sensor Ltd. created an outstanding design that the expert committee for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 has recognized with the internationally sought-after seal of quality.

The Nix Pro Color Sensor was designed and built in Hamilton, Ontario by technology company, Nix Sensor Ltd. The Nix Pro is a handheld colour sensor that provides accurate colour measurement of any surface it is placed on and sends the colour data to the accompanying smartphone application. Once a colour is scanned, users can match to more than 12,000 colours in the application’s library. Its unique and patented shape blocks out all ambient light, which allows for its industry leading accuracy.

“It’s absolutely thrilling to win a Red Dot Award,” shares Matthew Sheridan, CEO and Founder of Nix Sensor Ltd. “As the most prestigious design award in the world, it doesn’t get much better than this! To be held to the same standard as legendary firms such as Apple, Ferrari, Dyson, Leica, and more is an absolute honour. It really shows that through dedication, teamwork and innovative design principals, anything is possible. Another big win for our remarkable team here in Hamilton!”

Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award: “The Red Dot winners are pursuing the right design strategy. They have recognized that good design and economic success go hand in hand. The award by the critical Red Dot jury documents their high design quality and is indicative of their successful design policy.”

 

 

The significance of the international design competition, Red Dot Award: Product Design, with its headquarter in Essen, Germany is well established internationally. It was more than 60 years ago, that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. Since then, an expert team has been awarding the seal of quality for good design and innovation to the outstanding designs of the year.

Manufacturers and designers around the globe were also invited to enter their products in the 2017 competition. The jury of around 40 independent designers, design professors and specialist journalists tested, discussed and assessed each individual product, awarding the Honourable Mention for a well-conceived detail solution, the Red Dot for high design quality and the Red Dot: Best of the Best for groundbreaking design. In total, the competition received more than 5,500 entries from 54 countries this year.

The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 will culminate in Essen on July 3, 2017. This is when the Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates receive their trophies during the Red Dot Gala award ceremony. At the subsequent Designers’ Night after-show party, the award winners will celebrate in the midst of all the prize-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, and the Red Dot winners will receive their well-earned certificates. For five weeks, the special exhibition “Design on Stage” will present the awarded products of the year as part of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design.

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About the Red Dot Design Award:

In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is organized by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after Red Dot award has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. More information is available at www.red-dot.org.

About Nix Sensor Ltd.

Nix Sensor Ltd. is a Hamilton, Ontario technology company who has developed what has become the world’s leading tools for precise color measurement. The innovative company provides advanced color measurement and custom color solutions to clients worldwide. Nix Sensor Ltd. helps solve the toughest of color problems by offering professionals an accurate, objective, and cutting-edge solution to the age-old problem of ‘what color is that?’ For more information, visit www.nixsensor.com.

Press contact at Nix Sensor Ltd.:
Elaina Principato
Marketing Coordinator
Nix Sensor Ltd.
175 Longwood Rd. S.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Phone: +1 905.581.6363
Email: elaina.principato@nixsensor.com
nixsensor.com

Press contact at Red Dot:
Catharina Hesse
Communications Manager
Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen
Germany
Phone: +49 201 30104-50
c.hesse@red-dot.de
www.red-dot.de/press