Project Announcement – Product Design for Hemotune AG
The medical technology industry is progressing apace and its developments are becoming increasingly important. A good example of such a development is the breakthrough blood purification technology of hemotune AG. Our cooperation with the ambitious spin-off company, originating out of the ETH Zurich and Wyss Zurich, started about 1.5 years ago. As designers, we feel very fortunate to be actively shaping the future and developing solutions that have a significant impact on projects like this with the aim of defeating sepsis.
Not least because of our long-time experience in the medical sector and in particular the expertise we have gained from our successful work for B. Braun Gruppe in the field of dialysis technology, we have been able to provide valuable and noticeable support for hemotune.
We would like to thank CEO Lukas Langenegger and his team for their confidence and the pleasant collaboration. We look forward to the tasks that lie ahead of us. More information can be found here:
System design for Securiton AG
The Swiss company Securiton AG, a leader in the field of alarm and security systems, developed the SecuriSafe Indication and Control Map Series 710, a new intrusion alarm system, which is currently available on the market.
The very compact and elegantly designed control units can be combined with mounting frames from both the Hager Group and Feller AG. A larger selection of design options in terms of color and material make it possible to integrate these high-end intrusion alarm systems into practically any desired environment.
The design and user experience specialists of the Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group were able to contribute their extensive know-how regarding strategic design consulting, market and design research, development of a modular design concept combined with usability and assembly considerations. Furthermore, icon and graphic design, product branding and the creation of high-resolution 3D renderings and videos for visualization and training were other important aspects in the context of this holistic design approach. More information can be found here:
Project Announcement – Product and Communication Design for 9T Labs
9T Labs is a Swiss high-tech company that offers all-in-one solutions for digital carbon fibre composite production. We are very pleased to have been able to support the young and committed team of pioneers from the renowned ETH Zurich with our Design services on their way to become a global player in a very dynamic development process.
In the spring of 2020 9T Labs launched the Red Series, a complete manufacturing solution consisting of advanced software, additive manufacturing equipment, as well as engineering service. In an extensive design process our team developed the product and logo design for the Red Series as well as a variety of communications material for the market introduction such as product teaser and technology animations.
We will soon be showcasing the project in greater detail. In the meantime you can find further information on the 9T Labs website.
iF top label for Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering
Recently we have been included in the iF Design Award TOP50 list in the field of «health/medical». This ranking refers to the worldwide activities of companies in the medical and healthcare sector. We were delighted by this recognition and are pleased to share this information with our network globally. This is incentive for us to continue to consistently guarantee comprehensive design and product quality. We consider this to be our contribution to the sustainable success of our clients. Additional information:
Symposium «Homo ex Data: Design in the Age of Big Data»
At the beginning of March 2020 the Red Dot Ambassadors gathered at the Design Museum in Essen, to focus on the topic «Homo ex Data: Design in the Age of Big Data». Among them Wolfgang Meyer-Hayoz as the Red Dot Design Ambassador for Switzerland who gained a lot of interesting, relevant knowledge and insights.
The conference was characterised by exciting presentations and lively discussions of the participants from 19 countries about the role of design in the interplay between humans, technology and data streams. One conclusion: it is no longer just about the design of a single, detached product, it is much more about making new products part of the great picture.
Accompanying the symposium, Red Dot published the booklet «Homo ex Data – Design in the Age of Big Data» (ISBN 978-3-89939-227-2). For additional information please visit the Red Dot website featuring corresponding explanations of the initiator and CEO of Red Dot, Peter Zec:
Project Announcement - Corporate Product Design for INFORS HT
We are pleased to be able to contribute to the development of the new INFORS HT high-end incubation shakers. The combination of various technical innovations, function extensions and a new, modern appearance makes it the best Multitron of all time.
The product series was launched already some time ago. Since then there has been a lot of positive market response. Due to the sustained high demand, INFORS HT has expanded production and doubled its capacities at the Swiss headquarters in Bottmingen.
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Design development for the medical sector - Business Magazine Lake Constance 2020
How could designers contribute to medtech developments? How can good design support the work of doctors and nursing staff meaningfully? The current edition of Business Magazine Lake Constance features an article on innovative solutions for dialysis patients and our work for the company B. Braun – the design development of the dialysis machine iQ. We hope you enjoy your reading.
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Interview with Red Dot Ambassador Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz
January 2020 – The Red Dot Award has been the focal point for companies, agencies and designers from around the world for decades. The competition and a range of international activities have led to the development of a global design community that will find a fitting platform with the Red Dot Network from 1 October 2019. Recently, Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz was appointed Red Dot Network Ambassador.
Further information on the Red Dot Network and an interview with the founder and CEO of the Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group about his jury work can be found here:
iF Gold Award 2017 for Minifors 2
March 2017 – We are very pleased, jointly with our client Infors, that we won the top distinction in this year's iF Design Award – the iF gold award. From over 5'500 submissions, only 75 were awarded the gold by the independent expert iF jury.
The prize was awarded for the Bioreactor Minifors 2 in the discipline Product, in the category Medicine/Health/Care. More information can be found in the «Design Excellence» section of the iF World Design Guide.
Each year, Germany’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, bestows the iF Design Award on the best submissions. Since over 60 years, the iF Design Award has been recognised as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design.
On 10 March 2017, over 2,000 guests from design, business, culture, politics and the media from over 40 countries celebrated the winners at the BMW Welt in Munich. A wonderful event where we received the golden trophy personally together with Infors onstage.
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Project Announcement – Product Design for MotoSana
Mobisit is a versatile device for movement therapy. The product provides the opportunity to carry out various exercises for almost the entire body, very effectively and efficiently. The product is conceived for use during numerous everyday activities, in leisure time and professional life. The various exercises help muscle relaxation and can lead to improved blood circulation as well as better sleep for the user.
The solid housing is manufactured by metal die-casting and in combination with the sleek wedge shape it is optimally designed to meet the challenges of mobile use.
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«German Design Award 2017» for the Corporate Design of FemtoTools
24th October, 2016 – The «German Design Award» is the premium international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honour unique design trends. The award is one of the most well respected design competitions in the world and is held in high regard well beyond professional circles. More than 4,000 entries from all over the world were presented this year in both categories Excellent Product Design and Excellent Communications Design.
We are very pleased, jointly with our client FemtoTools, that our design development was honoured by the jury of experts and that our dedication has paid off. The Swiss spin-off of the renowned ETH Zurich has previously received the «Swiss Technology Award» and has been included in the list of the most influental robotics companies worldwide by the «Robotics Business Review». Yet another example of the fact that leaders in technology are most likely also leaders in design.
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NeoTOP 1604: Dividella launches new pharma toploading cartoner
Dividella, manufacturer of pharma and biotech packaging systems, brings a new toploading machine to the market. The NeoTOP 1604 is ideally suited for the production of mid-size and large lots up to 16 mio. packs per year. With its large format range blisters, ampoules, vials, syringes, injectors and similar products can be packaged in a wide range of standard and special boxes. Considering its performance, the NeoTOP 1604 has an outstandingly small footprint. It offers many new packaging possibilities which can be produced flexibly and efficiently due to the modular and extendable packaging system.
The machine is based on the proven corporate design concept developed by the system designers of the Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group for Dividella. Once again this product demonstrates the modularity of the system solution. The machine was visualised impressively by our communication designers.
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Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering goes China
Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz has been asked to be one of the judges of «China Good Design 2016». The design contest is taking place in the Chinese metropolis for the second time this year and is organized by Red Dot in cooperation with the Xiamen Culture Media Group. The award ceremony and design exhibition as part of the Xiamen International Design Business Week (from October 29th until November 1st) already aroused great interest last year with more than 300.000 visitors. The aim is to make high-quality products manufactured by international companies visible to the Chinese market and recognise their quality.
The award’s jury has now been finalised. It consists of independent designers, professors and trade journalists - none of whom work in industry. This year, a total of 12 members will award prizes to the best and most innovative products submitted.
Besides the activities for the award, Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group will give an insight to its design work and competencies with a booth at the Xiamen International Design Week. It is the largest design business exhibition in the Asian-Pacific region and is the only one of its kind in China. We are looking forward to this event and are already very excited about the cultural exchange.
For more information, please visit: http://en.red-dot.org/china-good-design.html
Nomination for «German Design Award 2017» – Corporate Design for FemtoTools
We are very pleased to announce that the joint development of FemtoTools (Spin-Off of the renowned ETH Zurich) and Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering has been nominated by the German Design Council for the «German Design Award 2017» in the category Corporate Design/Communication Design.
The German Design Council bestows the German Design Award, which is highly regarded and one of the most important design distinctions worldwide. Commissioned by the highest authority to represent new developments in german design industry, it was established in 1953 at the instigation of the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament). As a foundation, it supports the industry in all aspects consistently aimed at generating an added brand value through design.
For more information, please visit: www.german-design-award.com/
After record participation: The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 have been announced
Manufacturers and designers from 57 countries entered a record number of around 5,200 innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. The jury was also bigger than before. 41 experts, including Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz, came together to assess each and every object live and on site over a period of several days. (The picture shows f.l.t.r.: Red Dot jurors Gordon Bruce, Hideshi Hamaguchi and Prof. Dr. Ken Nah during the jury process)
According to the strict rules of Red Dot, only freelance designers, design professors and specialised journalists are traditionally appointed to the jury – but not designers employed at companies potentially participating. The experts consciously assess the special intercultural aspects of design and thus guarantee an evaluation that serves as a guide for manufacturers and designers worldwide.
The Red Dot Gala will take place on Monday, 4 July 2016. During the glamorous awards ceremony in the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany, the 79 winners of the highest distinction «Red Dot: Best of the Best» will be honored. From that date all winning products will also be featured online as well as in the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017.
For more information, please visit: http://en.red-dot.org
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«I Have a Question» by Bill Dobbs – Book Publication and Cover Design
Bill Dobbs, born in London in 1953, golf enthusiast and arguably one of the most renowned language trainers in Switzerland, founded his language institute in Winterthur in 1985. Today, he develops comprehensive, internet-based e-learning solutions, coaches members of staff in enterprises in up-to-date, global Business English and in addition provides individual language training for managers at boardroom level.
For some time now, the team at Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering has been able to count on his valuable support, - as a partner in high-quality translation work for special correspondence as well as an in-house language coach for our design team.
Bill Dobbs has now become an author. With his book «I Have a Question», which is as educational as it is entertaining, he has published a collection of anecdotes and experiences from his many years of teaching. Some time ago, during an in-house lesson, he asked our communication designer «I have a question, can you design the cover of my forthcoming book?». «I'd be glad to» came the reply. We are therefore very pleased to be not only part of the anecdotal content within the book but also to have been able to contribute a valuable contribution to the work itself in designing the visual appearance of the book, the internet website and the blog.
We congratulate Mr. Dobbs on his publication and wish the author and his book project great success. We are looking forward to further synergies of «English and Design for Specific Purposes» in the cooperation between wds William Dobbs Sprachen und Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering.
For more information, please visit: ihaveaquestion.world
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016: Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz as member of the Jury
Until February 10 2016, manufacturers and designers from around the world have the chance to register their products for the renowned design competition and to face one of the biggest global product comparisons. Which design will be bestowed with the coveted «Red Dot» will be assessed by an international jury of independent design experts. In February, about 40 jury members devotes themselves to each product live and on-site at the World Heritage Site «Zeche Zollverein» for several days. Once again also Wolfgang Meyer-Hayoz has been asked to be one of the judges.
Project Announcement - Corporate Design for FemtoTools
18th December, 2015 – FemtoTools is a Swiss high-tech company that offers award-winning, ultra high-precision instruments for mechanical testing and robotic handling in the micro- and nano domains.
We are very pleased to have been able to support the young and committed Team from the renowned ETH Zurich with our Design services on their way to become a global player in the laboratories worldwide and to have helped establish their clear profile and identity.
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MHDE CLASSICS: «seven» for Swisslamps International
08th April, 2015 – Working environments with intelligent light control are more topical nowadays than ever before, since wellbeing and efficiency in the workplace depend very much upon the factor light. To this end, Swisslamps International had already launched «seven», a tailor-made illumination system, in the year 2000. The standing lamps, suspended luminaires and the wall lamps were all designed by the Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group. With their mix of indirect and direct light parts, precisely dosed by means of the LMS light management system, «seven» was well ahead of its time.
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Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 – And the winners are ...
1st April, 2015 – Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the Red Dot Award engaged
the services of a particularly renowned jury, consisting of 38 design
professionals from 25 nations. Around 5,000 entries from 56 countries
were evaluated, this was also a record. In teams of 3 experts, the
jury examined each individual product in terms of functionality, level of innovation, formal quality, ergonomics, sustainability as well as
other criteria. The prizegiving ceremony of the Red Dot Award: Product
Design 2015 takes place on June 29th as a gala event in the Aalto
Theatre in Essen, Germany.
The photograph (© Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen) shows, from left
to right, Nils Toft (Denmark), Prof. Carlos Hinrichsen (Chile) and
Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz adjudicating particularly powerful, innovative
lighting systems which can only be viewed by wearing protective goggles.
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MHDE CLASSICS: Mikrona «CELAY»
25th March, 2015 – The «CELAY» dental grinding machine, launched at the beginning of the 1990s, provided an alternative to a pressing and widespread medical problem, - the replacement of mercury amalgam as a filling material for carious teeth. The device proved to be very practicable and became established very quickly, and the design, thought-out to the very last detail, was bestowed the top award «THE BEST OF THE BEST» by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in 1993. Until today, there are still laboratories all over the world which turn to the tried and tested Mikrona system «CELAY» for special applications.
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Three international Design Competitions this year with Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz as Juror
22nd January, 2015 – Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz’s expertise is once again very much in demand this year. In addition to his activities as member of the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design in Essen, Germany and the Red Dot
Award: Design Concept in Singapore, Mr. Meyer-Hayoz has now also been nominated onto the jury for the Design Prize of Switzerland.
These honorary activities in eminent juries, the joint evaluations in intensive dialogues with branch colleagues from all over the world, as well as the great variety of interesting design entries offer profound insights into the different markets and state-of-the-art technologies.
Further information can be found under:
red-dot.org , red-dot.sg , www.designpreis.ch