One of the most prestigious international design competitions has awarded seven prizes to the historic company from Vicenza, recognising the quality and excellence of Italian design
Manfrotto, the world leader in the design, production and distribution of equipment and accessories for the photography and imaging industry, has won seven prizes at one of the world’s most prestigious design competitions: the Red Dot Design Award 2011. The prizes were awarded to products from the new Imagine More collection:
- Manfrotto Photo-movie head
- Manfrotto Always-on for DSLR
- Manfrotto 050 magnesium series ball head
- Manfrotto Pocket Led light
- Manfrotto Compact photo-video Kit
- Manfrotto 504HD
- Manfrotto LINO PRO V
The Imaging & Staging Division of the Vitec Group, Manfrotto’s UK-based parent company, also won an eighth prize, which was awarded to the KATA brand for KATA Source.
According to the authoritative jury of the Red Dot Design Award, composed of top international design experts, the unique and innovative design of these eight products stood out in a competition that attracted 4.433 projects submitted by designers and companies from 60 countries.
The significant results achieved at the Red Dot Design Award 2011 by Manfrotto – and the Vitec Group in general – represent further recognition of the quality of Italian design: a success that the company is proud to share with the entire sector, which has been the emblem of Italian excellence around the world for years.
Manfrotto products reflect the qualities of a team of professionals who are unique in this industry and are committed, day after day, to developing innovative and state-of-the-art products. Ongoing research into new trends and technological innovation has helped the Manfrotto team gain the attention, favour and loyalty of a large national and international public, as demonstrated by the important recognition of the Red Dot Design Award 2011.
The awards ceremony will be held on 4 July 2011 at the prestigious Essen Opera House (Germany), which is also the location of the Red Dot Museum. A permanent exhibition of the winning products, with explanatory panels, will be set up in the museum. The innovative articles will also be published and illustrated in the annual Red Dot Design Yearbook and at the www.red-dot.de website.