2017 Product of the Year
Winner: Infra-Structure by Vincent Van Duysen
by Flos Architectural
Sponsored by Corian Design
The Infra-Structure collection is Vincent Van Duysen’s reinterpretation of a typical Bauhaus design language. It exposes a tubular structure with an industrial aesthetic, creating a network of light within the space.
Infra-Structure expresses an architectural composition through its rhythm and sequences. The wide range of directional LED luminaries and pendants for ambient lighting offers solutions for multiple applications and contexts.
The collection is composed of a 48V track using the Flos exclusive magnetic technology for power distribution and flexible luminaries installation. All light sources are equipped with an on-board dimmer; a mechanical safety lock is set for the heavier luminaries.
It is surface-mounted as a grid with endless possible combinations by placing single or multiple parallel modular lines. Infra-Structure installation can also be fitted with spotlights from the Tracking Magnet system by Flos Architectural.
The judges said:
‘A welcome addition to a suspended track lighting system. We like the ability to suspend a pendant light as well as the usual spot and linear lights. Delicate primary framework with discreet fixings make this a very elegant product that would be suitable for both commercial and residential installations. The image of the cafe installation shows the system very well. The minimalist tubular grid reflects the Bauhaus design approach well. Dimming allows users to create various moods’
Finalists & judges' comments
PIXEL by Bene
‘Honest materials and simple detailing make this an ideal range for equipping offices for start-ups, schools and universities. An original offering’
Vaia by Dornbracht
‘Expressive form makes you imagine that water is going to be mixed and projected from the spout. Looks beautifully made’
Keyn Chair Group by Herman Miller
‘Well researched and good application of materials and manufacturing techniques’
Ruckus by KI
‘Innovative seating solution for the education sector. Users can sit in any orientation on the seat pad, even backwards’
Cleanet Riva by Laufen
‘A true enhancement in the technological development of sanitaryware’
Colour Compositions by Milliken
‘Sets a very high benchmark to reuse or recycle all carpet-tile material. Reduces fatigue for standing workers‘
Moduleo Impress by Moduleo
‘A range to suit commercial and residential projects, and with an embossed finish to add authenticity'
‘Crafted design at its best’
Up&Down by studio mk27
‘Beautifully elegant in its design, innovative in its material choice and all this while being water efficient'
Diva by ThinkingWorks with Jones + Partners
‘Exceptionally stylish wooden tables. Very practical. Amazingly long tables, with power and data cables in the legs’
USM Haller E by USM
‘A design classic with a sensitively integrated lighting system. No cables, no obvious connections: a delight’
Cage by Wiesner-Hager
‘Simple, modular system with enough material options to keep specifiers happy’