Philips Wake-Up Light tops winners’ list for red dot design awards 2013

An impressive total of 22 red dot award-winning product designs for Philips

March 19, 2013

Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is proud to announce its 22 winners of the prestigious 'red dot award: product design 2013'


The red dot jury awarded the winning designs from Philips’ Consumer Lifestyle, Lighting and Healthcare sectors. See the full list of winners.


Topping the winners’ list was the Philips Wake-up Light which earned a coveted ‘red dot: best of the best’. Recognized for the most outstanding products of a category, the accolade befits the popular Wake-Up Light that was redesigned with the utmost concern for form and function.

Ivo De Mas, Senior Consumer Marketing Manager Wake-up Light: “I am delighted that we have created a winning product that offers our customers an excellent experience, through both its functional benefits and its outstanding design.” The Wake-up Light also won an iF product design award 2013 and Recognition Good Industrial Design (GIO) 2012.


"To be honoured with a ‘red dot: best of the best’ marks a significant achievement in the design journey of the iconic Wake-Up Light,” says Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer for Philips. “The industry recognition gained with these red dot design awards shows our long-standing commitment and dedication to excellence in design, and in this case shows our continued exploration of how light can enhance people’s lives.”


The awards will be presented at a festive gala on July 1, 2013 in Essen, Germany.
Read more about the design of the Wake-up Light and the history of its development in our Design Backgrounder.


About the red dot design award


With more than 4,600 submissions from some 54 countries, the international ‘red dot design award’ is one of the largest and most renowned design competitions. The red dot jury is comprised of design experts of international repute, whose background allows them to consciously assess the special intercultural aspects of design. The ‘red dot award: product design’ spans 19 categories attracting around 1,800 registrants annually. Award-winning designs are presented in exhibitions online and in the red dot design museum in Germany and published in the red dot design yearbook. Please click here for further information on the red dot awards.


For further information, please contact:

Ange Dunselman
Philips Design Communications
Tel: +31 (0)62032 4488  or Philips Design Tel: +31 (0)40 27 49200


About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 118,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at



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