We are really glad to announce that our co-brand, Inarchi and its Ray wall lamp designed by János Héder won the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design!Participants from 57 nations had registered about 5,200 products and innovations for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. Only products which set themselves apart considerably through their excellent design receive the sought-after quality seal from the international Red Dot jury.

Halo was presented at the Light+Building trade fair in Frankfurt this year. The new product of the Manooi collection design by János Héder gets his name from the optical phenomenon that one can sometimes observe in the sky, forming a circle encompassing the Sun or occasionally the Moon. It forms as the sunlight is refracted in millions of randomly oriented hexagonal ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere.

In the beginning, when he was creating Manooi’s 2005 debut collection, the concept that János Héder had wanted to capture with his first lighting product was that of two galaxies embracing each other. After making and rejecting dozens of designs, he found his perfect shape. He named it ‘Artica’. The Artica chandelier has since become an iconic symbol of the Manooi brand, its distinctive ellipse recognized around the world.