Kreon’s Rei – Special Mention @ German Design Award 2014

Kreon’s Rei – Special Mention @ German Design Award 2014


The German Design Award is the premium prize from the German Design Council


Rei, different qualities of silence.

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Rei is a lighting system that reflects it’s historical Kreon reference “Side”.

As individual product or profile system, Rei treats the illuminated surface to a smooth, homogenous silent glow of light that enhances the structure and spatial importance of the surface itself.

It’s the continual evolution of LED technology that has opened an attempt to an analytical breakdown, an operation of visual reduction and optimised output and glare control.


Its balanced and sober design gives Rei a skillful and stylish appearance that will be appreciated for years to come.

The luminaire can either be surface or recessed mounted.


Surface Mounted

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It’s the pre-eminence of the object, the graphic tension with respect to the perfection of the lighting system that creates a product with high visual silence.

A graphical layout emphasized by the reduced thickness of the element and the weight of the materials.


Rei Recessed Profile

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Grazing light is often used by lighting designers to contribute to the esthetic appearance of the room, to excalt volumes, to define walls or maximize the attention to exposed products with a soft glow.

Rei, a made-to-measure, slim, recessed-mounted profile system will safeguard the esthetic appearance of the interior as well as the functional demands from its inhabitants.

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Equipped with high power LEDs, Rei is created targeting an optimized approach to maintenance and particular attention to energy efficiency.

Its balanced and sober design gives the surface-mounted Rei a skillful and stylish appearance that will be appreciated for years to come.

Rei is available in black or white die cast aluminium


About the German Design Award 2014

german design award 2014

The German Design Award is an international premium prize, which successfully enhances the standing of both designers and companies.

Prizes will go to top quality products and projects from product and communication design, design personalities and newcomers, all of whom are —in their own way— pioneering in German and international design landscape. And not only a jury of experts will vote.

The aim of the German Design Award is to identify, present and honour unique design trends. A competition that advances the design scene.

As an industry competition for the industry that highlights participants’ great design expertise, the German Design Award has an excellent public image.

This is also down to the reputation of its organizer, the German Design Council, which has been representing and supporting the German design industry with its expertise in all questions relating to design for 60 years now.

A nomination for the German Design Award on the occasion of the anniversary of the German Design Council is especially significant – it stands for 60 years of design culture.

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Jury session on August 8 and 9, 2013 in Frankfurt/Main


The jury judging the 2014 German Design Award is made up of experts from different disciplines, from business, science and the design industry. They are all recognized doyens of their own fields. The reason behind the large number of jury members and their various design backgrounds is that major improvements are being made to the competition.

In order that the German Design Council’s premium prize will reflect the variety of design in all areas of daily life, as of this year there will be ten competition categories. In each of these disciplines a sub-jury made up of reputed authorities will be deciding on the quality of the relevant products and projects.

They will be announcing ten winners from whom the entire jury will subsequently be selecting the “gold” prizewinner

german design award 2014 winners

Review Award recipients here


2013 Awards Presentation Event Video

60 Years German Design Council – 60 Years Design Culture

The German Design Council is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Its establishment as a foundation, which was decisively driven by the BDI, was preceded by a resolution by the German Bundestag which demanded the establishment of such a body to strengthen the competitiveness of German industry. On 13 June 2013, the German Design Council commemorated its parliamentary roots under the motto 60 Years Design Culture with a debate in Frankfurt’s Paulskirche.

Speakers from various sectors explained the importance and perspectives of the discipline with regard to politics, business and society. The festive ceremony was accompanied by an international congress to be held on 14 June in Frankfurt/Main which was dedicated to the subject of a European design policy for a very good reason.

The German Design Council was founded as a foundation in 1953 by decree of the German Federal Parliament at the initiative of the German Parliament. It supports the business world in all aspects of design and is one of the world’s leading centers of expertise on design. The German Design Council repeatedly champions good design through its competitions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications.

Today, the foundation boasts 200 members, including designers, corporations, associations and institutions – all of them committed to the principle that design is more than just a sleek surface but a crucial factor for business and cultural success and an unmistakable USP.

Another key component of the German Design Council’s strategy for encouraging good design is its promotion of young talent. Its projects support up-and-coming designers during their undergraduate studies and provide communications and financial support for outstanding newcomers to facilitate their progression into professional life.

german design council report 2014

click here to see the German Design Council 60th Anniversary Report


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