COPENHAGEN, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of the most renowned and hardest international design competitions, the red dot design award, the JX20 Pura by Jabra has just received an honourable mention from the top-class expert jury. With 3,231 products submitted to the competition, the product clearly stands out from the masses, because the design experts awarded 194 honourable mentions to those products which distinguished themselves with particularly successful design details. The festive awards presentation with more than 1,000 guests will take place in the Essen Opera House, the Aalto-Theatre, Germany on 29 June 2009.

Successful products are in so far different from less successful products that they can survive in the real world, explains design expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award. Successful participation in a design competition can already be an initial sign of a product's later commercial success, because these competitions allow an objectification of otherwise often very subjective design decisions. Receiving an honourable mention in an internationally renowned design competition such as the red dot design award was therefore an important indicator whether a product had the potential to succeed internationally.

Products submitted to the red dot design award are assessed by an international jury consisting of renowned design experts. They examine and test the products and assess them according to criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, longevity, ecological compatibility and clarity of function. This year companies from 49 countries with a total of 3,231 products faced the judgement of the jury.

The red dot design award

Today, the red dot design award, the origins of which go back to 1955, is the largest and most renowned design competition worldwide. It consists of the individual disciplines red dot award: product design, red dot award: communication design, and red dot award: design concept. In 2008 the competition recorded around 11,000 entries from 61 nations in total.

JX20 Pura Awards - The Red Dot Design award comes as an addition to a number of other awards given to the JX20 Pura around the world including the Editors Choice with Mobile+ PC and the Beautiful Thing award with Sota in Ukraine. It was also awarded the Best Designed Accessory at the Accessory Awards in Holland.

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