Continental has won three prestigious design awards. The surface specialists from the technology company won over the 132-man expert jury at the iF Design Awards 2022 with both the concept car AMBIENC3 and the small exhibition house ContiHome and won two awards from the design brand. The iF jury assessed more than 11,000 entries from 57 countries. And that’s not all: ContiHome also won the coveted Red Dot Product Design Award.
iF Design Awards and Red Dot
- AMBIENC3 and ContiHome convince the international jury of the iF Design Awards
- The show house ContiHome is also awarded by the Red Dot jury
- Pioneeringly designed surfaces from Continental create a special atmosphere and a feeling of well-being when you drive and live in the future
“Our two concepts were already very well received at the presentation events last year,” says Ralf Imbery, Head of Innovation Transformation and Design at Continental. “The fact that international design experts now recognize us underscores once again that we are on the right track with our future solutions. We have not only developed trends, we set them. ” Imbery is particularly pleased that these awards primarily recognize design. “As a car supplier and industrial partner, we often focus on functionality, robustness and sustainability, and this also applies to both of our projects. But especially with the AMBIENC3 and ContiHome, atmosphere and comfort play a crucial role. The design is of course crucial here. ”
AMBIENCE3 – Retro meets future
The AMBIENC3 concept car was created on the basis of an old VW T2 microbus and combines the emotional retro charm of a car icon with answers to the mobility needs of the future. The interior follows the concept from the third room, where the driver’s seat, living room and office merge into one. Design, functionality, sustainability and customer orientation support multiple use. The idea behind: “With AMBIENC3, we always had a holistic design concept in mind: with a clear layout, homogeneous styling, a color code that makes you feel comfortable and additional mood concepts from light and sound,” says Imbery.
ContiHome – less is more
Furniture, floors, walls, windows, facades and terraces – with ContiHome, the technology group headquartered in Hanover has clad and equipped an entire house exclusively with its surface materials. The focus is on sustainable design in terms of appearance, functionality, aesthetics and comfort. Tiny House is basically mobile and can be brought from A to B by truck. The idea behind: Inspired by global trends such as micro-housing and minimalism, Continental has dealt with the future topic of “living in a small space” and decided on a modern, dynamic, characteristic and linear approach to the external form. “‘Less is more’ is key in the design language, especially in the polygonal shapes inside and out,” explains Imbery. Industrial style and nature were also sources of inspiration. “As a supplier to the construction and furniture industry, we want to encourage our customers to think outside the box because ‘small and multifunctional spaces’ is a future topic for the residential and residential sector.”
Series winner at the Red Dot Design Award
The 48 international members of the Red Dot jury held a similar view: The award for best product design went to ContiHome. Justification: “ContiHome impresses with its bare structure and an open design, which in connection with the use of natural-looking materials is very inviting”. The organizers counted about 22,000 contributions from designers, design offices and manufacturers from about 60 countries. According to the Red Dot jury, the winners must set new standards in the design industry – and that’s exactly what Continental did. Their surface specialists are already known at the Red Dot Award: the furniture fabrics skai Toronto EN with staynu technology and skai Vyp Lana with laif technology won in 2021, the furniture surface skai colore classico ULTRA 2020 and the outer surface skai Jet Black in 2018. Image credit: Continental
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