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Herman Miller scoops another prestigious designer award

Cosm, Designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, has taken home the prestigious Red Dot?s Best of the Best Product Design Award in the ?Office Chairs? Category.

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By Luthando Vikilahle | July 23, 2019 | Innovative

Cosm, Designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, has again taken home the prestigious award for its revolutionary design. 

The internationally acclaimed company took the Red Dot’s Best of the Best Product Design Award in the “Office Chairs” Category early this month. 

The award rounds out Cosm’s first year of success on the market, after it had taken home a suite of awards for its extravagant design. 

Herman Miller introduced Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5, in Milan coinciding with Salone Del Mobile in April 2018. The chair officially hit the market in Autumn 2018.  

Over the past year, the market response for the elegant office chair has been impeccable. 

The revolutionary Cosm chair has been sold to more than 1 700 companies in 90 countries around the world.


Image: Supplied Cosm received the prestigious Red Dot Best of the Best Product Design Award - the competition’s top distinction in the “Office Chairs” category - for its innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, durability, symbolic and emotional content, product periphery, self-explanatory quality, and ecological compatibility. 

The Red Dot Award is broken down into three distinct disciplines: Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18 000 submissions, the Red Dot Award is one of the largest design competitions in the world.

Stockists of Cosm are available throughout South Africa and in select African countries due to the rise in demand for this revolutionary design. 

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The award was first established in 1955, after a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs at the time. 

The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Peter Zec. 

Since then, the sought-after Red Dot is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The winners are presented in yearbooks, museums and online.

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