Turning convention inside out pays off for Portal

Fluxwerx wins two back-to-back  international design awards

The Fluxwerx Portal family of luminaires has been selected as the winner of iF PRODUCT DESIGN and Red Dot Product Design 2021 annual awards, two of the world's most sought-after quality marks for good design. Extensively tested and assessed by juries of international designers from all over the globe, the Portal luminaire family was selected as a winner in the Lighting category for outstanding aesthetics as well as top-class quality of use in the respective competitions.


We have always pushed past convention in our drive to create an optimal balance of innovation, performance and design. The results are breakthrough products that deliver on all levels. It's very rewarding to be recognized with two such prestigious awards.

— Reuben Bartlett, President, Fluxwerx Illumination

Providing an outstanding visual experience, differentiated, evolved design and exceptional performance, Portal won over the juries of both award programs. A reimagination of directional and general area illumination in a single fixture family, Portal offers exceptional comfort and control across multiple architectural environments. Available in two diameters and range of mounting options spanning the discreet, fully Recessed mud-in to a Semi-recessed form, a Surface mount version and even a Pendant, Portal provides clear continuity for any architectural condition and can be used in all ceiling conditions. Multiple optics and beam options transcend typical point source applications with exceptional uniformity, lower energy densities and maximum visual comfort with efficacies up to 150 lm/w.


The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 were particularly impressive this year. It's not easy to prevail in such a strong field of competitors and to win over our jury. The design of the winning products is excellent, in terms of both the aesthetic and the functionality.

— Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award


The competition for both awards was intense: in total, 10,000 entries were submitted to iF Design jury while Red Dot Product Design jury reviewed over 18,000 submissions from over 52 countries. The juries scrutinized the products entered in the competitions in a process that spanned several days and were guided by assessment criteria such as the product's formal quality, ergonomics and longevity. 


Learn more about the winning products:

Portal Recessed

Portal Surface

Portal Pendant


About Fluxwerx:

Founded in 2011, Fluxwerx is a manufacturer of distinctive and breakthrough proprietary Anidolic optical technology that delivers on the promise of LED lighting. Our innovative, high-performance architectural LED luminaires are designed specifically for application in commercial and institutional spaces at the intersection of architecture and the human experience such as offices, educational environments and in healthcare. Follow Fluxwerx on TwitterInstagram, Pinterest & LinkedIn.


About the Red Dot Design Award:

In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 entries, the Red Dot Award is one of the world's largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after distinction "Red Dot" has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The award winners are presented in the yearbooks, museums and online. More information is available at www.red-dot.de.


About the iF DESIGN AWARD:

For 67 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world.  Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines:  Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts.

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