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May 04, 2018 | home & business

Double success: Red Dot Award 2018 for HAILO

Not only do innovations from HAILO score highly in everyday life, they also win top marks from jurors in international design competitions. And they've just done it twice: the TP1 stairs platform and the Harmony range of waste bins have been recognised with the renowned Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. Both prize-winners had already enjoyed success in the iF Design Award 2018.

The "reddot" has made a name for itself as a coveted quality label for good design and is awarded annually to products which stand out from top-class competition. The expert jury had to assess submissions from 59 nations this time. They cast a critical eye over degree of innovation, aesthetic quality, functionality, ergonomics and usefulness, among other things.

One of the prize-winners, the TP1 stairs platform, is a world first: the TP1 is a useful extra for any ladders and a safe and innovative solution when staircases need renovating or decorating. The TP1 can be used as a working platform or as a stable base for folding steps and stepladders with up to four steps. Telescopic rails allow for flexible adjustment, even on spiral staircases.

A functional object can become a design piece - and the Harmony waste bin shows us how. Greater visual appeal goes hand in hand with a high level of practicality here, thanks to the cushioned lid-closing mechanism (Soft Close) and ergonomically designed foot rail.

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