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Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has scooped an unprecedented 39 awards from iF, one of the most influential design competitions in the world. The internationally renowned jury rewarded products from across all sectors of Philips.

Ten stylish lighting designs picked up awards for Product Design, while three went to healthcare innovations. Consumer Lifestyle products netted the bulk of the awards, with six going to personal care, five to kitchen appliances, two to ingenious garment care designs, and 11 to new entertainment products. Philips also picked up two iF Communication Design awards for the InSight app and the OLED LivingSculptures Online Configurator.

"Winning an iF is an instant seal of approval from one of the most prestigious awards around," says Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer of Philips. "Winning 39 is a clear sign that our design teams know how to make some of the most desirable and high quality products in the world."

The iF awards ceremony will take place on February 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany, where 75 iF Gold winners will be announced.

Now in its 60th year, the iF seal of good design is independent and well known throughout the global world of design and beyond, honor outstanding achievements in product, communication, and packaging design. An internationally renowned jury of 49 experts chose winners from 4,352 entries submitted by 1,920 participants from 51 countries. The awards ceremony will take place on February 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany, where 75 gold iF winners will be announced.

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Wednesday, 28 December 2011 09:30

Philips receives 10 GOOD DESIGN 2011 awards

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Royal Philips Electronics is  proud to announce that it has received 10 prestigious “GOOD DESIGN 2011” awards. This brings the year total of top design awards for Philips to 99.

“We are very pleased with this result. Compared to last year, the number of awards that Philips has received for outstanding design has almost doubled. This is an exceptional  result which confirms  our leadership in designing  people-centric solutions that help to improve people’s lives,” says Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer Philips.  

The awards represent designs from across Philips’ sectors Consumer Lifestyle, Lighting and Healthcare. The winning designs are:

1) The multi award winning Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker’s architecture enhances sound performance and radiates sound quality. To ensure an excellent level of clarity, the sound design is based on true stereo architecture with isolated acoustic chambers.

2) The complete music system Fidelio SoundSphere Docking Speaker is designed to deliver outstanding musical fidelity from your iPhone, iPod and iPad. The docking speaker gives you total freedom to browse your music content from any location in your home whilst your music is streamed wirelessly.

3) The color consistency and capability to dim transforms the Philips EnduraLED1 lamp into a full replacement of incandescent lamps on any electrical system. Designed to last at least 20 years.

4) Undergoing an MRI scan is sometimes disconcerting, and can induce claustrophobia anxiety. Philips had addressed this concern with its latest large-aperture scanner, Philips Ingenia 1.5T & 3.0T which has a larger table top for increased patient comfort and an invitingly wide tunnel designed to communicate friendliness and human qualities.

5) Philips Lifeline AutoAlert help is a unique fault detection sensor which accurately detects when the wearer has fallen then calls for help automatically - even if the wearer is unable to press the button. The AutoAlert is comfortable and inconspicuous, robust, fully waterproof and can be worn whilst bathing so it can be worn 24 hours a day.

6) Philips FreeStreet street lighting system offers a progressive and exciting solution which will also help to clear some of the clutter from our increasingly busy urban landscapes. The system eliminates tradition streetlight poles, instead connecting a string of LEDs along narrow cables which are virtually invisible during the day. The result is lights which appear to float in mid-air.

7) The online Annual Report 2010 is one of the few annual reports to present all its content online. The website offers interactive charts, videos of the board members and great stories on how Philips made a difference in people’s lives. The report can be customized and downloaded in PDF format. The mobile version of the website offers the financial highlights and the videos of the board members. View the annual report here.

8) The Jaguar Land Rover Showroom (designed by Philips Design for Jaguar Land Rover Singapore) shows how design can articulate the brand in a physical manner. The functional requirements of space aligned with an emotional connection with people resulted in a clubhouse idea of comfortable luxury. Generous sofa areas combined with open space create an approachable atmosphere, enhanced by the clever use of Philips Ambient Experience lighting.

9) Jump is the first high performance, direct luminaire of Philips Ledalite that offers fluorescent and LED sources with luminous design elements, patented optics, and integrated, state-of-the-art technologies. Optical performance, unparalleled flexibility and advanced controls integration, take sustainable architecture, energy savings and lighting design to new heights.

10) Philips TrueBlue brings Philips’ best technologies together in one mask. Designed to push the limits of performance and fit, this mask sets the gold standard for a good night’s sleep. The TrueBlue gel nasal mask with Auto Seal technology is designed to deliver a higher degree of comfort, stability, and freedom of movement with minimal adjustments.

In this year's edition, selected products and graphics for GOOD DESIGN are announced to the international press in December 2011. The Awarded products and graphics are accessioned into the Museum's Permanent Design Collection.

Founded in Chicago in 1950 by the former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., together with such pioneers in modern design as Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen, GOOD DESIGN honors the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufactures for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.The Chicago Athenaeum continues the organization of the program to create a revived awareness about contemporary design and to honor both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace. Annually, designers and manufactures in over 30 nations have been honored for their singular achievements in producing hallmarks of contemporary design.

All winning entries become property of the Permanent Design Collection at The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. Projects selected for exhibition will require the physical use of the product or model for exhibition purposes.

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Royal Philips Electronics beats its own record, this year receiving an exceptional 28 awards for product design from the world renowned iF design awards.

Philips is proud to see that the design of so many of its products and concepts have been honored as winners of an iF Product Design Award by the jury this year. This is a key recognition that Philips’ people-focused design approach helps to bring sense and simplicity to people’s lives.  The 28 awards in 8 different categories reflect the innovative design across Philips Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting portfolio.

Stefano Marzano, Chief Design Officer of Royal Philips Electronics says: “Our wide range of winning products shows we are creating solutions that satisfy people's needs, empower them and make them happier, while respecting the world in which we live. Our winning products and projects have been designed based on that thought – from sustainable solutions such as the StyleID LED lighting, Universal USB Solar Pack, and the Econova LED TV to our visionary explorations such as the Light and Air concepts from the Metamorphosis Design Probe.”

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iF product design: one of the world's key design competitions

As "seal of good design", known throughout the global world of design and beyond, the iF product design award honors outstanding achievements in design.
An internationally renowned jury, consisting of 26 designers and entrepreneurs, have engaged in a critical discussion and debate to select the winning products. Out of 2,756 entries from 43 countries entered in the competition this year, the jury of the iF product design award has selected their 993 favorites as the best designs for 2011.

All prize-winning products will be presented at the iF design exhibition 2010 in Hanover, Germany, which opens on March 1 and runs until August 2011. During this period around 250,000 international visitors are expected. On March 1 the awards ceremony will take place (opening day of CeBIT) where the Gold Award Winners will be announced.

Since its inauguration in 1953, the iF design award has been an enduring accolade for outstanding design. Companies and design studios use the iF seal as a visible symbol of product and service quality. More information can be found at

Philips Design

Philips Design, with 7 locations in Europe, the USA and Asia Pacific, is one of the longest-established design organizations of its kind in the world. Its creative force of some 400 professionals, representing more than 35 different nationalities, embraces disciplines as diverse as psychology, cultural sociology, anthropology and trend research in addition to the more 'conventional' design-related skills. The mission of these professionals is to create solutions that satisfy people's needs, empower them and make them happier, all of this without destroying the world in which we live. For more information, please visit:

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