The award is aimed at designers and manufacturers of innovative materials and products. It is intended to emphasize the importance of the architectural quality of as office furniture and accessories, lighting, floor coverings and other products for use in office buildings, because it is precisely this quality that forms the reliable basis for a promising result. Among the numerous products offered on the market, awards are given to those that meet the needs of interior designers and architects in particular. The award acknowledges conceptual solutions for selected products that are equally convincing in terms of design and functionality. Other important evaluation criteria are the authenticity of the material and the variety of possible applications.
On October 29, 2020, renowned jury members from the fields of architecture and interior design selected the winners from the 44 products submitted. A total of two Innovation Prizes, two Special Mentions and five Mentions were awarded.
The Innovation Prize was awarded to CAPAROL Farben Lacke Bautenschutz GmbH for their product CAPAROL SCHWARZ - Tiefe Nuancen für die Innenraumgestaltung. With this choice of colours, Caparol has succeeded in creating a finely nuanced selection that acknowledges the application and significance of dark shades and offers the differentiation needed to make the desired, often subconscious effect of black shades tangible.
On the other hand, ONGO GmbH won with its product ONGO®Spark & Free. It can be used in a variety of ways: as a temporary workstation in the office, as furniture for seminars or even as a student workstation at home — it can be put to use quickly and effectively anywhere. What's great is that it can also be easily used as a high table or lectern. The immobile ONGO®Free stool goes well with the attitude of the ONGO®Spark table, but can alternatively be replaced by other seating furniture.