Each year the international A+D community hold their breath to see which design will be named by the world's most prestigious design jury as standout amongst its peers. Each year the lineup of nominees for the accolade enumerate a list of the world's most recognisable and influential brands: Ferrari, Apple, Dyson (... you get the picture).
And, each year, design professionals and enthusiasts from over fifty countries vie to be recognised as the forerunner in tomorrow's design – a badge of honour in the form of a red dot.
Taking out the competition from some A+D heavyweights, Trinetic by Boss Design wowed the Red Dot jury by ticking off simply every element of advanced design thinking required by contemporary industrial design: environmental responsiveness, supreme functionality, unquestionable innovation and an undeniable quality for pushing the boundaries of uniqueness. In Boss Design's own words: "this internationally recognised quality seal represents one of the most stringent evaluation processes in the world for industrial design and innovation, fully endorsing the pioneering form and intelligent engineering that has resulted in a truly unique product."
As a leader in both office seating, specifically, and design in the commercial space, broadly, this win for Boss Design represents a coup for their crusade to tackle the beast of wellbeing in the workplace.
As the world's first fully accredited task chair to give dynamic support and comfort completely free of any manual user modification or adjustment, Trinetic provides the user a unique degree of ergonomic support that has never been seen before in the history of industrial engineering.
Well, taking home a Red Dot Award means, quite simply, taking home a piece of history. Stretching back over 60 years, in 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the same year, the first exhibition of “Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products” took place in Villa Hügel in Essen, Germany.
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, President of Design Zentrum NRW since 1991, introduced the “Red Dot” in 1992 and brought an international dimension to a competition which up until that time had been seen as a primarily German event. Almost thirty years later, the significance of the Red Dot Award is defined by its credibility. Its features include clear criteria for granting an award, respected and independent jury members as well as a uniform and outstanding presentation of the original products. But perhaps one of the most distinguishing features of the Red Dot Award season is its wholehearted embrace of the diversity and vibrance of the entire spectrum of the international design community. In what is surely a mark of design democracy in action, the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 was open to global brands and established names in the world of design, but equally to small and medium-sized companies and young talents.
Trinetic is available now to order from P4 throughout Australia and New Zealand in either black or chalk frame finishes, with various upholstery finish options and the additional choice of Camira woven mesh finish for the backrest and seat (the form of which provides a cradling flexibility to support the musculoskeletal position of its user).