Nexans, the second largest cable manufacturer in the world, has received the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 for the design of the network switch called: XGigaSwitch DICE in collaboration with the Helmonds product design agency GBO Innovation makers.

The Red Dot Award: Product Design, whose origins date back to 1955, assesses the best products made each year. The Red Dot Jury consists of about 50 international design experts. The expert panel carefully evaluates each submission on assessment criteria such as functionality, ergonomics, durability and the degree of innovation. The design of the XGigaSwitch DICE has been praised as one of the winners for its excellent design.

XGigaSwitch DICE

The award-winning product is the core of a total solution for the network of IoT devices in smart buildings. The design of the network switch stands out for its contemporary design, user-friendly installation and wide deployability. The smart design of the ribs in the housing dissipates the generated process heat, which contributes to a device that is durable and quiet in use.

Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, says: “The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 were particularly impressive this year. The design of their products is excellent, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality. it’s easy to triumph in such a strong field and win over our jury. That’s why I would like to congratulate the laureates on their success. “

Bas Berkhout, Director / Partner of GBO Innovation makers, says: “We strive for a long-term relationship with the client. The success with our German partner Nexans is a reward for our cooperation, which starts with the first idea up to and including the delivery of the enclosures (design, develop and deliver). By continuously monitoring production quality, GBO as a manufacturer ensures that Nexans can serve the market successfully.

11th Red Dot Award

From June 22, 2021, the XGigaSwitch DICE will be on display in the “Design on Stage” exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where all award-winning products will be showcased. For GBO Innovation makers it is already the 11th Red Dot Award in recognition of successful collaborations with their clients.