EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - Humanscale’s Horizon LED task light and ZŌN personal air purifier have each earned Goed Industrieel Ontwerp (GIO) Awards, also known as the Good Industrial Design Awards. In addition to both products being recognized with this honor, Horizon also emerged as “most functional product,” garnering one of six Special Awards for Excellence.
For more than 25 years, the GIO Awards have been the hallmark for good industrial design in the Netherlands. Organized by Designlink and made possible by Dutch Design Week, the GIO Awards recognize products most strongly demonstrating aesthetics, functionality, innovation, choice of material and sustainability. To conduct the selection process for the GIO Awards, a panel of professional jurors evaluates entries in five categories: consumer products, environmental design and traffic, professional products, project design and professional packaging.
A visually striking fusion of form and function, Horizon is the first LED task light to utilize Thin Film LED Technology. Designed by Peter Stathis and Michael McCoy, Horizon overcomes the weaknesses of conventional LED lights by offering brilliant 3000K illumination and excellent light distribution in a slender profile. Horizon uses a number of high-intensity micro LEDs that surround several layers of polycarbonate and optical films to create an ultra-wide footprint of warm, glare-free light that casts only one shadow on the work surface. Its built-in dimmer control offers seven settings for dimmability, providing both energy savings and customizable levels of illumination.
Having recently been awarded Energy Star certification, Humanscale’s ZŌN personal air purifier is 2.5 times more efficient than Energy Star requirements. Its targeted approach to air purification—effectively creating a clean air zone around the user—is both more efficient and more effective than that of traditional room air purifiers. ZŌN silently and unobtrusively filters out more than 99% of airborne contaminants of all sizes—dust, smoke, bacteria, allergens, smog, viruses and even Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde—for the cleanest air possible. It produces zero ozone and is also the only air purifier to offer filters that can be cleaned or recycled. At home or at work, users are able to breathe ultra-clean air day and night, whether working on their computer, watching TV or asleep in bed.