Papernomad™ received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award: a recognition of their products to be among the best of the design industry worldwide.
The Red Dot design award dates back to 1955 and is now one of the world’s largest and most distinguished design competitions. More than 14,000 participations from over 70 nations document the relevance of the internationally sought-after red dot.
Having prevailed over extremely ambitious competitors in one of the most renowned design contests in the world, the young start-up from Vienna announced their award today, convincing the rest the world of their design ability. “With their elaborate and innovative product design, they [Papernomad] have proven that they can compete with the best in their industry and convince an international and independent top-class jury.” according to Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the Red Dot.
Designer Christoph Rochna won the award for his design of the “Zattere” iPad sleeve, which Papernomad developed to meet the needs of modern nomads: identity, mobility and sustainability. These cases function like portable canvases would: they can be written, painted, stamped or printed onto – anytime and any place. They collect traces that tell your story in form of quick scribbles, notes, coffee stains, fingerprints or telephone numbers. Every Papernomad becomes a unique companion that tells its owner’s very story.
“We live in a world of constant change: we travel the world and work on the run. Papernomads provide a soothingly analogue counterbalance to our metal and plastic society. The marks on a Papernomad sleeve are like references into your past, they tell you where you come from and they help define your identity. This emotional quality combined with ecological integrity makes our products unique” says Dr. Benjamin Kwitek, co-founder and director of Papernomad’s US branch.
In 2012, 1,800 companies and independent designers from 58 countries registered to the “red dot award: product design” and grabbed their chance to prove their design ability in an international comparison with renowned designers and up-and-coming talents. Within the competition’s 19 different categories, a total of 4,515 registrations have been submitted.