The Nokē Padlock receives sought-after seal from the international Red Dot jury for excellent design.
South Jordan, UT – The Nokē Padlock by Nokē LLC, leading maker of portable smart locks, was awarded with the Red Dot, the international distinction for high design quality. Participants from 57 nations had registered about 5,200 products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016.
The Nokē Padlock is a Bluetooth enabled lock that eliminates the hassle of keys and combinations by working in conjunction with the Nokē app, downloaded onto the user’s smartphone or watch. Nokē smart locks open via the Nokē app, which allows users to share access to the locks with guests, and even view the lock’s history to know when, where and by whom the lock was used.
With 41 experts from all around the world, who are chosen according to strict rules, the Red Dot Award: Product Design guarantees a very high judging competence: Only freelance designers, design professors and specialized journalists are appointed to the jury.
The independent expert panel assesses each entry strictly and fairly, live and on site, according to criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, and functionality and ecological compatibility. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and president of the Red Dot Award: “With their performances, the Red Dot winners not only demonstrated an extraordinary design quality, but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions.”
All award-winning products will be presented in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” for four weeks, before becoming part of the permanent exhibition.
About the Red Dot Design Award:
In order to appraise the wide scope of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award is broken down into the three distinct disciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and the Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. With more than 17,000 entries in 2015 alone, it is one of the largest competitions in the world. It was in 1955 that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then the sought-after “Red Dot” is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Further information: http://www.red-dot.org.
Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, Nokē is aimed toward innovating smart-locks of every kind, making locks an asset to consumers rather than a hindrance. The company was founded in late 2014 with the help of the Kickstarter community, which backed multiple successful campaign launches to make Nokē’s vision a reality. The Nokē team has since doubled in size and works to make securing, sharing and tracking locks a seamless and convenient user experience. Learn more at http://www.noke.com