We can finally officially announce it - one of our projects, the Minimalist door model, received a Special Mention award in the German Design Award competition! We are very proud of both this achievement and the truly prestigious, extremely talented group of people we found ourselves in. The German Design Award – Special 2023 belongs to us!
For those who have not yet had the pleasure of being in the world of design long enough to get to know the German Design Award, here is a bit of presentation of this unique competition.
The GDA is an event organized by the German Design Council, one of the world's largest centres associating people active in design and promoting it. The organization develops communication in the industry and effectively disseminates knowledge about modern design.
The association was founded exactly 70 years ago, in 1953, on the initiative of the German Bundestag, in order to support German designers and their impact on the state economy. Today, the German Design Council is already operating on a global scale, communicating and increasing the value of brands through the strategic use of design.
The design council organizes exhibitions and conferences, and finally competitions such as the German Design Awards, supporting the talents of contemporary designers. The GDA (next to its sister German Brand Awards and German Innovation Awards) is one of the most representative achievements of many years of work of the German Design Council. Thanks to this event, people and brands that change the perception of modern design can receive a distinction. We are very pleased to be included in this group. It is really a great satisfaction and pride for the whole team, and in particular for the designer - Zofia Strumiłło.
Now we want to show the exceptional company that Reno found itself in at this year's GDA event. Designers, talented branders, artists and creators from around the world - there is a lot to look at.
All the projects you see below were evaluated by the jury according to the same aspects:
Here are some examples of works that, similar to the jury, we fell in love with at first sight.
In the Excellent Product Design (Furniture) category for: Table Roots table design - Bozzetti sp z o.o., design by Marek Błażucki
In the Excellent Product Design (Furniture) category for: Diag desk design - Bozzetti sp z o.o., design by Marek Błażucki
In the Excellent Product Design (Furniture) category for: design of the Oval collection - mminterier, design by Boris Klimek and Lenka Damova
In the Excellent Product Design (Furniture) category for: the Central furniture collection - Joli, design by Joli and Mathias de Ferm.
Gold Award in the Excellent Communications Design (Web) category for: bank website design - DZ Privatbank, design by Cheil Germany GmbH
In the Excellent Product Design category (Aviation, Maritime and Railway) for: Sunreef 80 Eco project - Sunreef Venture S.A.
In the Excellent Product Design (Eco Design) category for: SLOW WOOL Collection – SLOWLI concept, design by SLOWLI concept and Angelika Frenademetz
In the category Excellent Product Design (Household) for: VOLA RS11 hand disinfection dispenser, VOLA A/S
In the Excellent Product Design (Office Furniture) category for: the design of the Follow Me series - MARA SRL, design by MARA SRL and Francesco Barbi
In the Excellent Product Design (Furniture) category for: design of the BENCH bench and table - Plank srl, design by Konstantin Grcic
In the Excellent Communications Design (Posters, Cards and Photography) category for: poster Pulverlack hält ewig. Jetzt auch auf Holz. – IGP Pulvertechnik AG, design by Agentur am Flughafen AG
In the Excellent Product Design (Furniture) category for: Minimalist door design - RENO Sp. z o.o., design by Zofia Strumiłło-Sukiennik and Tomasz Korzewski
We have created the Minimalist door with the challenges of modern times in mind. Of course, personalization was in the foreground, perfectly harmonizing with sustainable design and ecology.
Not only the design itself is important, but also how the whole process works. We pack the doors in flat packages, because we want to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and we use only natural materials in production. The large handle you see on the door was made of wood waste dipped in epoxy resin (yes, it looks like fashionable terrazzo!), thanks to which we combined the idea of less waste with modern design.
The biggest challenge of the project was to develop a module connection system in such a way as to be able to brace a large door surface with an intuitive method of connecting panels and easy assembly.
We checked a number of solutions that were either technically too complicated or did not stabilize the structure sufficiently. A number of trials and tests of the appropriate solution have been carried out.
The doors are made of modules that connect with each other almost invisibly. The simplicity of this solution led us to minimalism in relation to other elements of the product.
It was important for me to take care of, among other things, the moment of moving from one room to another, hence the detail of the rounded edge of the door. The round handle, thanks to the variety of possible finishes, can be a pleasant dominant in the interior. As the material from which it is made, I suggested the use of Foresso - material from wood waste. In my opinion, such use of this type of material changes its perception by a wider audience. The ornamentation of the Foresso texture is intelligently non-obvious and decorative.
When designing finishes and colours, we were also guided by simplicity and extraction of naturally beautiful materials - wood and Foresso.
Industrial designer and interior architecture designer, runs her own studio Zofia Strumiłło STUDIO. Co-owner of SPLOT and BIEL brands. At work, she looks for solutions that promote the idea of sustainable development and support forgotten craft techniques.
Once again, we would like to thank the jury for their trust and appreciation of the project. It is an amazing feeling to be included in such a unique group of talented artists. We already know that Minimalist door will set the direction of development for us in the near future: a modern, sustainable, pro-ecological attitude based on functionality, quality and beauty.