VELUX curved glass rooflight wins prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD
VELUX has been awarded the 2018 iF DESIGN AWARD in the Building Technology category for its Curved Glass Rooflight. This ground-breaking product convinced the 63-strong jury of independent, international experts for its visually attractive, functional, and technologically advanced design.
The industry-leading curved glass rooflight can be installed on completely flat (0o pitch) roofs, without the need for a plastic dome above. The curve of the glass allows water to run off, ensuring high performance while providing an attractive solution, perfect for installation in visible areas of residential and office buildings. Its rimless, curved outer pane and dark aluminium frame is ideal for discerning architects, housebuilders and homeowners.
With this curved glass design, we set out to reinvent the flat roof window, offering an exceptional combination of design and functionality. We are very happy to receive the iF DESIGN AWARD, which recognises that we have achieved our goal.
The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the world’s most prestigious design prizes, and this year’s edition saw over 6,400 entries from 54 countries.
For more than 75 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 9,500 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2016, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 2.4 billion, and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 155 million in charitable grants. For more, information, visit www.velux.com.
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
For 65 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been a globally recognized trademark for excellence in design. With 6,402 entries from 54 countries, the iF DESIGN AWARD has seen a record number of submissions in this anniversary year. Never before have so many products and designs been entered into the competition. The members of the jury faced a difficult task. More about the iF DESIGN AWARD.