NEW YORK, April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bearaby, the innovative weighted blanket company, has emerged victorious from the Red Dot Design Award: Product Design 2020, winning for its standout design and quality. The weighted blanket took home the award in the international competition for product design that included nearly 6,500 entries from 60 countries.
Inspired by the craft of knitting, Bearaby’s Tree Napper is a weighted blanket that addresses the shortcomings of many of its predecessors by integrating functionality with sustainability and aesthetics. Made of nothing else than layers of wood pulp fabric (TENCEL™) interlooped into a weighted yarn, the Tree Napper is naturally weighted without any artificial filling materials, making it breathable and fully biodegradable.
“We are so honored to receive this award from a prestigious organization like Red Dot,” said Bearaby founder & CEO Kathrin Hamm. “Design, innovation and sustainability are at our core at Bearaby and we have consistently pushed ourselves to create products that challenge the common industry norms for blankets that are equal parts design-forward and environmentally friendly.”
“The winners of the Red Dot Award have proved that they have created excellent products worthy of winning an award,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, CEO of Red Dot. “The products won over the jury not only through their aesthetic, but also thanks to their incomparable functionality. With their designs, the award winners are setting new standards in their industry. I wish to congratulate them most sincerely on their success.”
The Red Dot Award: Product Design offers designers and manufacturers from all over the world a platform for assessing their products. In 2020, designers and companies from 60 countries entered more than 6,500 products in the competition. The international jury comprises experienced experts from different disciplines and has been convening for around 65 years in order to select the year’s best designs. The adjudication process lasts several days and is based on two essential criteria: The jurors test all of the entries in order to assess not just the aesthetic but also the materials selected, the level of craftsmanship, the surface structure, ergonomics and functionality. After intensive discussions, they make a decision on the design quality of the products. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, only the best designs receive an award.
On June 22, 2020, Bearaby will be added to the exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where all of the award-winning products will be on show. The museum will thus be a hotspot for best-in-class industrial design. From that date, the winning product from Bearaby will also be presented in the online exhibition on the Red Dot website. The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2020/2021 comes out in July 2020.
Founded by Kathrin Hamm, Bearaby inspires joy in sleep and in life, helping people sleep naturally and feel better. Science shows sleeping under weight improves sleep cycles, lowers stress and worry, and increases happiness, and Bearaby is revolutionizing sleep by pioneering a new category – weighted bedding. Combining sleep science with functional design and sustainable materials to create medically-beneficial and design-forward weighted blankets, Bearaby only uses natural, sustainable fibers, such as organic cotton and plant-based wood pulp fiber. To experience Bearaby, please visit www.bearaby.com or Instagram @mybearaby.
About the Red Dot Design Award
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 entries, the Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after distinction “Red Dot” has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The award winners are presented in the yearbooks, museums and online. More information is available at www.red-dot.de.