Vitec Group

Manfrotto’s Italian design Cleans Up at the Red Dot Design Awards

03/15/2012 — 

Manfrotto has won two prizes at the 2012 edition of one of the world most prestigious design competitions: the Red Dot Design Awards. The two Manfrotto winning products have been chosen by the international jury among a total of 4,515 projects, submitted by designers and companies from 58 countries.
According to the jury’s report, both Manfrotto products stood out for their unique and innovative design, wisely combined with technology and ease of use. In more detail:

  1. The SYMPLA Rig System, an innovative, beautiful modular solution for HDSLR’s and camcorders. Sympla, which will be presented for the first time at the forthcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, has already raised great excitement within the industry: thanks to easier, safer and more comfortable usage, it just makes videographer’s life simpler.

  2. The MVK502AM System, an innovative telescoping video kit incorporating the MVH502A fluid head and the MVT502AM tripod. The system, featuring lightweight, compactness and unexpected sturdiness, already represents a game-change in design and technology for all professional videographers.

In addition, the Imaging & Staging Division of the Vitec Group – to which Manfrotto belongs – was awarded three further prizes. The winners’ awards ceremony is scheduled for 2 July 2012, at Aalto-Theater in Essen (Germany). This year’s gala, titled “Red Dot Award: Product Design”, is expected to be attended by more than 1,000 international guests from design, industry, politics and media.

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