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uvex safety group a winner in the Red Dot Award 2014: astrospec 2.0 is awarded for high design quality

uvex safety group convinced the 40-member expert panel for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 with the high design quality of its uvex astrospec 2.0. In the current competition, the international experts discussed and evaluated 4,815 entries from 53 countries. But only designs which won over the jury with quality and innovative strength won an award. The safety spectacle by uvex safety group was successful and received the coveted Red Dot quality seal as its deserved reward.

On 7 July 2014, the highlight of the internationally renowned product competition will be celebrated in Essen, Germany: the presentation of the acclaimed Red Dot during the traditional Red Dot Gala and subsequent Designers’ Night. On that evening, roughly 1,200 guests from around the world gather in Essen in order to experience the awards ceremony. In the course of the party in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, the winners’ exhibition will also be opened, presenting the award-winning product uvex astrospec 2.0 to a wide audience for four weeks before it enters the museum’s permanent exhibition.

The next generation of a best seller:


uvex astrospec 2.0 is the new improved version of the world´s most popular uvex safety spectacles. The new design in a range of fashionable colours features pioneering technology to ensure maximum wearer acceptance, providing guaranteed protection in any situation.

The wide panorama lens offers optimum protection, with different uvex coatings depending on the area of application. The ergonomic construction with flexible 2K side arms and ventilation system with a labyrinth seal ensure optimum wearer comfort even when worn for extended periods.

A new style of guaranteed protection

  • Innovative style and new technology ensure maximum wearer acceptance
  • Maximum wearer comfort for all face shapes due to flexible 2K side arms and
  • inclination
  • Wraparound side arms ensure perfect fit
  • Secure and pressure-free fit, even when worn for extended periods
  • Ventilation with labyrinth seal helps improve climate around the eyes for
  • Increased
  • Panoramic polycarbonate lens with integrated side protectors for optimum
  • coverage of the eyes
  • Folds flat


Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of Red Dot, on the decision process in the Red Dot Award: “The 40 experts assessed the quality of the entries with the utmost care and attention. Due to their backgrounds, they also assessed the special cultural aspects of the designs from 53 countries. But only the best products receive an award from the jury. This is especially reflected in the percentage of successful entries in the Red Dot Award, which is much smaller in contrast to other international design competitions. Therefore, the winners can be proud of their achievements – with their entries, they stood out from the rest and were able to pass the test in front of the critical eyes of the experts. This success will be perceptible during the Red Dot Gala, when the laureates will receive the recognition of the international audience.”

The award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen


With around 2,000 exhibits spread over an area of more than 4,000 square metres, the Red Dot Design Museum houses the largest exhibition of contemporary design worldwide. The award-winning products from the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 will be presented in an impressive special exhibition from 8 July to 3 August 2014. Since touching and testing is expressly encouraged in the hands-on exhibition, visitors experience the current best achievements at close quarters in “Design on Stage”. This way, design enthusiasts can find out about the trends in international product design and assure themselves of the good quality of uvex astrospec 2.0 by uvex safety group.

The Red Dot Design Award


With the Red Dot Design Award, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen created an internationally renowned product competition. Its prize, the Red Dot, has established itself worldwide as one of the most sought-after quality marks for excellent design. The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen displays the award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen for at least one year.

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 Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept.


Further information at:
www.uvex-safety.com
www.red-dot.com/press

The uvex group

UVEX WINTER HOLDING GmbH & Co. KG brings together three globally active companies under one roof: the uvex safety group, the uvex sports group (with uvex sports and Alpina), and Filtral. The uvex group is represented in 22 countries by 41 subsidiaries but chooses to do most of its manufacturing in Germany. Two thirds of the company’s 2,075-strong workforce (as of 30 June 2012) is employed in Germany. uvex is a global partner to international elite sport and equips a host of top athletes. The motto “protecting people” is at the heart of the company’s activities. uvex develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the safety and protection of people at work, in sport and for leisure pursuits.