The smart water assistant Phyn Plus has received one of the world’s most renowned design awards. The innovation of Phyn, a joint venture of Uponor and Belkin, won the Red Dot Award in the category Product Design, Living during a festive awards ceremony in Essen on 8 July 2019. In front of more than 1,200 guests from the international design scene, the prize recipients were honoured at a gala evening, followed by a Designers’ Night.
The distinguished Red Dot Award is the jewel in the crown of numerous prizes for the innovation: German Design Award, DESIGN PLUS powered by ISH and CES. These distinctions highlight the exceptional product quality of Phyn Plus – also in design.
Phyn Plus is a smart water assistant that is operated via an app or Amazon Alexa. It protects against leaks with its automatic shut-off function of the water supply. It also diagnoses possible problems in the drinking water installation and provides a complete overview of water consumption in the house. Phyn Plus is based on nearly a decade of research and development. www.phyn.com
With over 5,500 entries this year, the Red Dot Award is one of the largest design competitions in the world. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to rate the best designs of the time. The coveted Red Dot Award is an internationally recognised seal of exceptional design quality. The prize recipients are presented in annual journals, museums and online. www.red-dot.org