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Decision in the "caravaning design award: innovations for new mobility 2012/2013": The expert jury awarded the highest distinction only four times

When Messe Düsseldorf opens its gates on 25 August 2012 for the public, it is time to “Discover your world”: Visitors are once again invited, to get to know the diversity of mobile leisure. 570 international exhibitors will be presenting upcoming trends of the season and their latest product novelties at the CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF until 2 September 2012.

Amongst the companies which will present their selection of motorhomes, caravans, accessories and much more, are many participants of the “caravaning design award: innovations for new mobility 2012/2013”. They faced the international comparison with their designs and proved that the industry has recognised the value of design as an economic factor which they are now using for their business.

The competition, which is held by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH every two years in cooperation with red dot GmbH & Co. KG, attracted 92 participants from nine countries in 2012. There were seven different categories for entries: From caravans and interior products, to tents and camping equipment, innovative product designs for holidays in wild nature were sought after.

Together with design experts Prof. Danny Venlet, holder of Venlet Interior Architecture, Max Ottenwälder, Managing Director of the design agency Ottenwälder und Ottenwälder, and Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of red dot and Senator of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, the specialised journalists Kai Feyerabend, Publishing Manager and editor of “promobil/CARAVANING”, and Raymond Eckl, Editor in chief of “Camping, Cars & Caravans”, assessed the submitted works with their know-how. The experts discussed and evaluated every single product in an intensive process, live and on site.

The accolade in the “caravaning design award: innovations for new mobility” is not only an acknowledgement of the quality and innovative strength of a winning manufacturer’s product, but also bestows them international recognition in the industry.

The jury of renowned experts awarded this year ten times the accolade “caravaning design award: honourable mention” for particularly well-executed detail solutions, fifteen times the “caravaning design award: innovations for new mobility“ for special design achievements in both form and function and only four times the “caravaning design award: best practice”. It is the highest recognition of the competition and is awarded for outstanding design achievements that set standards.

Furthermore, the special award “caravaning design award: best interior design” was awarded once again. It honours the interior design and highlights its growing importance in the industry. In 2012, the title was presented to Tecnoform S.p.A. The jury was particularly delighted by the company’s interior furnishing for caravans and motorhomes “TDL – Tecnoform Design Lab”.

For the first time in the history of the “caravaning design award: innovations for new mobility”, the public gets to vote, too: Caravaning fans are invited to chose their favourite design in an online voting until 17 August 2012. At they can pick their favourite in the categories “Caravans”, and “Motorhomes and basic vehicles”.  Everyone who votes gets entered into a raffle where Messe Düsseldorf is providing valuable prizes from Canon and Dometic Group.

The proud laureates will be honoured on 25 August 2012: Manufacturers, designers and marketing descision-makers meet on the premises of Messe Düsseldorf, to celebrate together the highlight of this year’s “caravaning design award: innovations for new mobility”. During the 51st CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF from 24 August until 2 September the awarded products will be presented in a photo exhibition as well as in the online-exhibition at

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