Just announced…. Kahla’s CENTURIES design concept was selected to receive the 2012 red dot product design award. With this award, the jury of 30 international experts recognizes the conceptual sophistication of CENTURIES and its wide variety of possible combinations. The award is also to be seen as a recognition of the shift towards a more individualized table culture, a move made by Kahla already in the 1990s and taken one step further by acclaimed designer Barbara Schmidt with her latest design. Because this series is not your traditional porcelain set but it rather is a group of beautiful individual objects linked by its material and the underlying design language. These objects can be combined as desired and re-arranged into countless new personalized compositions. "I am very excited about the red dot, in particular because the award shows that the creative play with historical influences may have its place in contemporary design" says Barbara Schmidt.
The red dot award ceremony will take place on July 2nd, 2012 at the Aalto Theatre in Essen as in previous years. 1,800 manufacturers and designers from 58 countries with over 4,500 products competed for the 2012 awards.
On March 12th, Kahla’s CENTURIES received the Top Hotel Star Award in Gold in the Design category at the Internorga (International Trade Fair for Catering and Food Services Industry) in Hamburg. The readers of the trade journal Top Hotel selected the porcelain programme from a list of nominated products.