Ensto’s EV Charging Point Receives Red Dot Award for Product Design 2012
Ensto convinced the international expert jury of the Red Dot Awards for product design 2012. After an evaluation process lasting several days, it received one of the coveted awards, assigned by a 30-member expert jury.
Ensto’s charging point EVP inspired the experts with its high design quality and fine design language.
The award-winning Ensto EVP charging point is a solution for charging your electric vehicle at home, at workplace and in parking garages. As stylish and durable design furniture with high quality materials it can be fitted into parking areas where classy design meets harsh environment.
The wall-mounted EVP charging point is especially suitable for locations which require multiple charging points. With installation accessories EVP is also suitable for ceiling and ground installation. The EVP charging point has a strong metal construction with cast aluminum body. An individual three-color LED indicator for each socket outlet shows the charging status.
Ensto considers design as integral part of product development
Ensto gives design a lot of attention in the R&D process. The company wants to make sure that the appearance of its products encourages the implementation of electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure. The whole product family, including EVC, EVT and EVP models, is designed carefully with this in mind.
Ensto promotes sustainable lifestyle, with electric mobility as an integral part of it. With the design language of their EV charging solutions Ensto wants to express that electric mobility is a modern, safe and clean way of living. For Ensto, a good design and sustainability go hand in hand: physical and technical qualities of well-designed products ensure them a longer, more sustainable life cycle.
Tough competition, excellent outcome
Ensto won the product design prize in the household category. The prize was won with strong competition, with creative heads and manufacturers from all over the world had submitted 4,515 designs altogether to the renowned product competition.
Professor Dr Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot design award, pointed to the high quality level of the competition: "The most distinguished products of the respective branch of industry faced up not only to the tough competition this year again, but also to the critical eye of the jury. The experts thoroughly examined, tested and evaluated each entry.
"The laureates demonstrated an extraordinary design quality and showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions. At this high level, the winners are able to increase their potential for success on the market considerably by purposefully using our design prize."
Ensto considers the award to be a great recognition of their hard work in the design and innovation process of their products. It demonstrates that the dedication to creating good design has been the right choice and that they have succeeded in doing it. It also serves as a testimony to Ensto’s core values of quality, innovation and sustainability.
The award-winning EVP in the Red Dot Design Museum
With more than 1,500 products on an area of more than 4,000m2, the Red Dot Design Museum accommodates the world’s largest permanent exhibition of temporary design. From 3 to 29 July 2012, it invites to look at the award-winning products. Touching is encouraged, with visitors getting a hands-on experience with the prizewinning design of Ensto’s EVP.
The Red Dot Design Award
The Red Dot Design Award, which dates back to the 1950s, is carried out in three disciplines: product design, communication design and design concept. In 2011 alone, more than 14,000 entries from over 70 countries were registered. The award – the Red Dot – has established itself internationally as one of the most appreciated quality seals for outstanding designs.