Awards

Red Dot Award 2018

Red Dot Design Award to STILE cookware collection

The cookware collection designed by Pininfarina and realized by Mepra won one of the most prestigious prizes of the world.

Turin, 10th April 2018 – STILE, the cookware collection designed by Pininfarina, one of the italian designer icons, and realized by Mepra, which is a cutting-edge italian company for the production of cutlery and stainless steel items won the Red Dot design Award for the category Product Design 2018.

The Red Dot Design Award jury, one of the most prestigious international design prizes, examined products from 59 countries and STILE with its  essential and contemporary look conquered the majority of the jury.

STILE brings elegance in the kitchen without forgoing functionality, making the cooking experience even more satisfying. The pureness of the lines and the essential geometries shape a collection in which function and style reach the perfect balance.

The lid, with its rounded lines, recalls the pot shape guaranteeing a perfect integration of the elements. It suggests the idea of a unique, extremely compact body. The contrast between the shiny finishing of the handles and the satin-finishing of the exterior gives a recognisible look to the collection.

“The Red Dot Design Award make us proud and joyful - explained Luigi Prandelli CEO of Mepra – because it is not only the result of our stylistic research, but also of the attention to safety, ergonimics and functionality. Thanks to the precious contribution of Pininfarina we can define STILE  an expression of Italian excellence and the proof of an innovative approach to design, focused on people’s wishes and needs.

“Shape and functionality bind themselves harmoniously in STILE collection” said Paolo Pininfarina Chairman of the Group. “ The Red Dot Design Award certifies the design excellence of this project that gave us the possibility to show our competences in the industrial design and our deep knowledge in the Home world.

STILE will be presented at the Red Dot Design Musem, the greatest museum of contemporary design in Essen, Germany. Next  9th July 2018 during the ceremony at the Aalto Theatre the prize will be officially handed.



The Design Plus Award is a recognition in the field of design and is awarded annually in the fairs Ambiente and ISH, which take place in Frankfurt.
The award was established in 1983 and is organized by the Frankfurt Trade Fairs (Messe Frankfurt), the Council for the German Design (Rat für Formgebung), and by the German Council for Industry and the Chamber of Commerce (Deutscher Industrie und Handelskammertag).
The Design Plus is awarded to products that combine attractive design, innovative materials, and sustainability of production.



The Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland ("Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany") is a recognition in the design field assigned by the Rat für Formgebung ("German Design Council") and sponsored by the Ministry of Economics and Technology German.
The prize is awarded every two years, and the first edition was published in 1969. Participation is only permitted against products that have won a national award within the European Economic Area, and were then made available to the market German.



The Design Plus Award is a recognition in the field of design and is awarded annually in the fairs Ambiente and ISH, which take place in Frankfurt.
The award was established in 1983 and is organized by the Frankfurt Trade Fairs (Messe Frankfurt), the Council for the German Design (Rat für Formgebung), and by the German Council for Industry and the Chamber of Commerce (Deutscher Industrie und Handelskammertag).
The Design Plus is awarded to products that combine attractive design, innovative materials, and sustainability of production.



The Good Design Award is a design prize awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and promoted by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The award is given to the most innovative products of the year, and the award-winning products are exhibited permanently in the Chicago Athenaeum.
The award was created in Chicago in 1950 by Edgar Kaufmann Jr. idea, curator and founder of the Museum of Modern Art in Chicago, in collaboration with architects and designers Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson and Eero Saarinen.
The jury, composed of professionals and industry experts, industry specialists and specialized press, base its decisions on the same criteria of the 1950 original, about innovation, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility and sustainability, as well as the ' aesthetic.
The product categories considered include electronic equipment and medical items for kitchen and bathroom, sports equipment, household goods, appliances, printing and packaging, lighting and urban environments, building materials, furniture, fashion and textiles, office products, robotics and bionics, industrial instruments, vehicles.
The logo, which consists of a circle inscribed in a square and the inscription GOOD DESIGN, was designed by graphic Mort Goldsholl. Through a special license with the Museum, the producers awarded are invited to use the logo to locate it on product packaging or use it in marketing communications and promotional.



The award Golden Compass is an award that is awarded by the Industrial Design with the aim of rewarding and put in value the quality of Italian design. Established in 1954 from an idea by Gio Ponti and supported initially by the Rinascente department stores, rewards the Italian design. Since 1964, terminated the sponsorship of the Rinascente, the prize has gone full ADI. The award refers to the compass of Adalbert Goeringer and the golden proportion. Designed by graphic Albe Steiner, is the work of architects Marco Zanuso and Alberto Rosselli. The objects are chosen rewarded thanks to the pre-selection of the Permanent Design which includes critics, historians, designers and journalists, not necessarily members of ADI. Since 1998, the objects that pass this first selection are indicated by the ADI Design Index that includes them in the yearbook of the same name.
Every three years, an international jury selects among items reported in the yearbooks of the previous three years in those receiving the award Golden Compass. Objects rewarded and reported are collected, at the Gallery of design and furnishings of the CLAC Cantu, the Historical Collection of the Compasso d'Oro ADI.



The Good Design Award is a design prize awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and promoted by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The award is given to the most innovative products of the year, and the award-winning products are exhibited permanently in the Chicago Athenaeum.
The award was created in Chicago in 1950 by Edgar Kaufmann Jr. idea, curator and founder of the Museum of Modern Art in Chicago, in collaboration with architects and designers Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson and Eero Saarinen.
The jury, composed of professionals and industry experts, industry specialists and specialized press, base its decisions on the same criteria of the 1950 original, about innovation, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility and sustainability, as well as the ' aesthetic.
The product categories considered include electronic equipment and medical items for kitchen and bathroom, sports equipment, household goods, appliances, printing and packaging, lighting and urban environments, building materials, furniture, fashion and textiles, office products, robotics and bionics, industrial instruments, vehicles.
The logo, which consists of a circle inscribed in a square and the inscription GOOD DESIGN, was designed by graphic Mort Goldsholl. Through a special license with the Museum, the producers awarded are invited to use the logo to locate it on product packaging or use it in marketing communications and promotional.



The Design Plus Award is a recognition in the field of design and is awarded annually in the fairs Ambiente and ISH, which take place in Frankfurt.
The award was established in 1983 and is organized by the Frankfurt Trade Fairs (Messe Frankfurt), the Council for the German Design (Rat für Formgebung), and by the German Council for Industry and the Chamber of Commerce (Deutscher Industrie und Handelskammertag).
The Design Plus is awarded to products that combine attractive design, innovative materials, and sustainability of production.