The International Forum of Design has awarded its prestigious "IF Label" to the Smile Fermax monitor, placing it among the products with the best design of the past year.
The German institution which awards this distinction has been more than six decades promoting the use of good design making its selection among thousands of candidates during each edition. This important recognition is added to the "Delta Selection" which the Smile monitor already received last summer.
In this 2014 edition, the prestigious International Forum of Design with its headquarters in Hannover has received a list of more than 4.500 candidates from 55 different countries for its awards considered as the "Design Oscars".
More than 4,500 products from companies from all around the world and from many different sectors applied to demonstrate the seriousness of their proposal, having design as the distinguishing element and as a competitiveness booster. Selected from all of them, a representative group of each sector received the IF seal which recognises good design, that is to say, the aesthetic values, creativity or even the audacity joined together with the optimisation of the manufactured product.
The integration of Smile among the award-winners means that the Fermax monitor will be able to use the logo granted by the organisation (IF label) to show the quality of its design, and the company believes that it will enjoy great international visibility as a result, since the product will be displayed at the annual exhibition in Hamburg and obviously in the book that IF presents each year, which includes the best designs worldwide.
The Smile monitor is a demonstration that simplicity and elegance can live together with technological sophistication. A white and extra slim terminal with a colour TFT screen and a simplified keypad. Amongst its sometime surprising features, is its invisible keypad which only appears when required and its user friendly interface which allows the user to programme the equipment in an intuitive and simple manner.
As with most of the Fermax products, Smile is a project designed by Ramon Benedito. This designer from Barcelona who received recognition in the 1992 National Design Awards, has enjoyed an extensive and successful collaboration with the veteran video door entry company until becoming the Fermax Worldwide Design Partner.
For more information: www.fermax.com