A host of brilliant babies and children products have just been thrust onto the world stage, at the Red Dot product design awards in Germany. From innovative prams to clever toys and even sippy cups, come and see what incredible products have been recognised with an ‘Academy Award of the product design world’!
For the uninitiated, the Red Dot innovation awards are a huge deal in the international product design sector. The judges scoured almost 5,000 entries from 56 countries – and many products we’ve previously featured on Babyology were given a highly prestigious gong.
The Babies and Children category was highlight by phil&teds and sister company Mountain Buggy, which took out three awards. Phil&teds’ four wheel buggy, Verve was recognised, as was the Mountain Buggy Nano and its premium Urban Jungle luxury collection.
Phil&teds’ CEO Campbell Gower was understandably excited. “We’re just a small company based in New Zealand and our Design Team is thrilled to accept these three prestigious Red Dot Product Design Awards for our strollers,” he tells us.
Avent scooped the pool with four awards. It was recognised for two of its baby monitors and its Food and Bottle Warmer, as well as the My Penguin Sippy Cup.
We loved the Baby Jogger City Mini Zip so much we gave one away in our first Prizeapalooza of this year – and the Red Dot judges adored this zippy stroller as well!
Dutch brand Joolz attracted a Red Dot Best of the Best award for its Geo – a beautifully adaptable pram that grows with your family.
The Cybex Priam was also given the seal of approval by the world’s leading designers, for its stroller travel system.
Stokke and innovation go hand-in-hand so its little wonder that the stunning Stokke Steps was also honoured with a Red Dot Best of the Best award. This great seating system is suitable from birth.
Researched and developed in Australia, Minbie’s bottle teat aims to help newborns use their instinctive breastfeeding technique, in a bid to avoid nipple confusion. The Red Dot award is just one of many this company has attracted.
Finally, when we brought you the clever SipSnap, it was still a Kickstarter project – and now it’s being internationally recognised as a product of design brilliance! Such a simple idea – turning any cup into a spill-proof vessel for kids! Congratulations to all of the winners!