In February this year, Clas Ohlson launched the new Smart Plug product together with the Clas Ohlson Home app. This simple smart home solution has been highly appreciated by customers and the app, which allows users to control Smart Plug connected electrical devices from their mobile phone, has now been awarded the prestigious international Red Dot Award for excellent design.
The Red Dot Award will be presented at an award ceremony in Berlin on October 26, however, the winners were announced today in the various categories within “Communication Design”. Clas Ohlson Home will receive an award in two categories “Apps/Tools” and "Interface & User Experience Design, Smart Home Solutions”.
"We always try to make things easy and accessible for our customers and I believe that this is why our app has been so positively received. It is a solution that suits many people and it doesn't require any specific technical knowledge. It can be seen as the first step towards a smarter home which is accessible to many customers”, says Peter Olsson, project leader at Clas Ohlson.
The app has been developed by Daresay, a digital agency, that in 2017 won a Red Dot Award for its work with Swedish Länsförsäkringar Bank.
“It has been inspiring to work in close cooperation with the Clas Ohlson team since they, just like us at Daresay, are driven by a strong will to make the connected home simple and accessible to all. We are of course very pleased that this work now also is being recognized with this award”, says Kurt Sillén, Business Director at Daresay.
Red Dot Award: The Communication Design Award has been awarded since 1993 (up until 2001 under the name “Deutscher Preis für Kommunikationsdesign”) and the winners in the various categories are chosen by an international expert jury.
The Clas Ohlson Home app is free to download from Google Play and Apple App Store.