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Red Dot Design Ranks Nytec Tenth Most Innovative Design Studio in Americas and Europe

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Earns Two 2018 Concept Awards and Seal of Distinction for Lifestyle Technology Products

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nytec, a design, engineering, and manufacturing management consulting firm that provides end-to-end solutions to make on-demand consumer lifestyle products a reality, today announced it won two of the coveted 2018 Red Dot Awards. Nytec has also earned the tenth position on the 2018 Red Dot Design Ranking of the top design studios in the Americas and Europe. The “Red Dot” is internationally recognized as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design. 

“The Red Dot Award is the industry standard and this win is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Nytec team. From the vision to creation, developing consumer lifestyle products with amazing design is no easy task and the team wholeheartedly deserves this award,” said Richard Lerz, CEO, Nytec.

The Nytec design team consists of:

  • James Tsai, Creative Director
  • Steve Fisher, Design Director
  • Margaret Blachnicka, Industrial Designer
  • Kevin Doan, Industrial Designer

The team worked closely together for the entire process, idea, vision, creation and execution of the two new Red Dot award winning product concepts.

Three-Times A Winner:
The Nytec team has earned three Red Dot awards. In 2016, they won the Red Dot Award for their innovative Audiowear product concept. In 2018, the Nytec team’s two winning concepts are the Contour and the Intersection portable speakers. 

Contour Speaker: Slender and light enough to fit into your hand, this Dynaudio speaker is very attractive with its softly shaped wooden base, and easy to carry, on the go design. To set Dynaudio apart, the team aimed for a modern and classy look, while still honoring its heritage. The design shows the softness of the speakers and the balance of precision of metal and walnut wood.

Intersection Speaker:  The team designed this speaker with young customers in mind to introduce them to the premium audio brand that Dynaudio is, and let them make their first step towards becoming true audio connoisseurs. The active subwoofer and tweeter was designed to produce rich bass and a high-frequency sound, and the front of the speaker is made of anodized aluminum and matt plastic. A simple, black color subtly reveals the contrast in texture when viewed up close.

About the Red Dot Design Award
Participants from across the world submitted 5,640 product concepts for the Red Dot: Design Concept 2018 Awards. Winners were selected based on innovation, functionality, quality, ergonomics, and durability.

In order to appraise the wide scope of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award is broken down into the three distinct disciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. With more than 8,610 entries in 2018 alone, it is one of the largest competitions in the world. It was in 1955 that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then the sought-after “Red Dot” is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Further information: www.red-dot.org.

About Nytec, Inc.
Nytec is an award-winning, integrated consulting firm with over 40 years of proven success turning ideas into real, first-of-a-kind, lifestyle technology products for tier-one global and Fortune 500 companies. Focused on hospitality, IoT, oil and gas, smart cities and wearable technologies, Nytec's world-class designers, engineers, and manufacturing experts specialize in translating complex problems, anchored around delivering the ultimate user experience into compelling, simple solutions that span hardware, software and services.  With offices around the world, Nytec teams work seamlessly with a vast portfolio of trusted manufacturing partners, to ensure every detail is refined, from start-to-finish, creating exceptional design, execution, and quality.  Nytec's integrated end-to-end management approach delivers the right product, with the right experience, at the right time.  For more information please visit http://www.Nytec.com or call +1.425.968.5715.

Media Contact:
Heidi Groshelle for Nytec, Inc.
Groshelle Communications

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