For more than 60 years, 'Red Dot' has established itself internationally as one of the most sought-after quality seals for good design. Once a year a jury of experts meets and evaluates the products, communication projects, design concepts and prototypes submitted to the competition. In three categories - product design, brand and communication design and design concepts - only the best applications are awarded. Under the motto "In search of good design and innovation" a total of 6,500 submitted products were individually tested - the ACO Voronoi Design received the "Red Dot Product Design 2020" award.
In the casting process a compound of iron and carbon forms the Voronoi grating. Its characteristic is its natural structure. The pattern, which is based on a mathematical principle, can be seen, among other things, in the cracks of drying earth or the wings of a dragonfly. No wonder that the Voronoi structure can also be found in many other areas of life, such as architecture or even art.
The creative power of the designer Franck Magné combined with the know-how of ACO has enabled the development of a unique product. An almost poetic reproduction of nature, which gives the Voronoi grating a contemporary elegance. This once again demonstrates the excellent international cooperation within the ACO Group. The design was developed at ACO in France, nominated for the Red Dot Award in Germany and is now beginning to inspire other markets. A personalised signature for every house, a unique identity for every location.
Learn more about the background of this extraordinary design in the following sections.