Forest Smart DS-XL LED System Wins Red Dot Award for High Design Quality


Smart track in LED design is designed to create visual impact

Forest Group received the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021, one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. The international jury awarded the “Red Dot” distinction to the DS-XL motorized curtain rail system, which stands for high design quality.

Curtain rail design with a wow factor

The DS-XL smart LED track is a unique motorized curtain track system that combines an elegant design with a unique lighting mode. Control of curtains and integrated LED lighting by remote control, app or building automation system ensures a unique atmosphere in any room.

“We are therefore extremely proud of the fact that the international jury of Red Dot is honoring our design with this award. This is the highest international recognition for the time and attention we have devoted to the design, ”said Bertwin ten Have, head of R&D at Forest Group.

Dr Peter Zec, CEO of Red Dot, on the winners

“The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 have been particularly impressive this year,” said Professor Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of Red Dot. “The design of their products is excellent, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality.

“It’s not easy to win in such a strong field of competitors and to impress our jury. Therefore, I would like to sincerely congratulate the winners on their success.

Evaluation platform for good design

The Red Dot Award: Product Design dates back to 1955 and recognizes the best products in a given year. The 50 or so jurors were once again true to the motto ‘in search of good design and innovation’ during the 2021 competition.

The international panel of experts is made up of specialists from a wide variety of sectors. They scrutinized the products entered in the competition in a process that spanned several days and were guided by evaluation criteria such as product quality, ergonomics and longevity.

DS-XL intelligent LED system in living rooms, online, in the phone book and in living rooms

The DS-XL smart LED system can be seen in the online exhibition on the Red Dot website from June 21, 2021. This date also marks the start of Red Dot Design Week, during which the winners of this year and Forest Group will be celebrated online.

From June 22, 2021, the LED Smart DS-XL system will also be included in the “ Design on Stage ” exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where all award-winning products are on display. Visitors to the museum can experience the quality of the creations in a space that features contemporary design solutions and historic industrial architecture.

The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2021/2022 comes out in August. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and trends in product design.

Forest Group will present the DS-XL LED motorized system at the Hotel Show / Index in Dubai from May 31 to June 2 and at HD Expo in Las Vegas on August 24 and 25.


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