DAN DRYER successful in the Red Dot Award 2015:
Björk hand dryer and soap dispenser awarded for high design quality

[Randers, Denmark.] The new Björk product line from DAN DRYER won over the 38-member jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. With its Björk hand dryer and Björk soap dispenser, DAN DRYER proved its design excellence in the most important competition for product design, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

The international experts discussed and assessed each of the 4,928 entries from 56 countries. But only the designs that won over the jury with their quality and innovative power were given an award. The Björk hand dryer and soap dispenser from DAN DRYER succeeded in convincing the jury members, deservedly winning the sought-after Red Dot seal of quality.


Throughout the world and across different industries, Red Dot is seen as the award for high design quality. The international Red Dot jury bestows the sought-after seal of quality only to those products that stand out clearly from comparable entries thanks to their excellent design.

Björk has been developed by DAN DRYER in close consultation with VE2, a well-established design company that has won several prestigious awards for its work. The result is a timeless, flexible fast dryer and soap dispenser with a high degree of individual freedom of design. Björk’s interchangeable top plate facilitates styling and customising to any colour scheme or visual identity, blending beautifully with any interior design. The cylindrical shape with unbroken lines makes Björk seem slender and almost weightless.

Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award: “For 60 years, the most-respected design experts have been convening every year in Essen to seek out the best designs. This year we had a record number of almost 5,000 entries – a huge amount of work for our jury members, who assessed each individual product, and a special value of the distinction due to the high standard. The laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 have demonstrated exceptionally high achievements and have thus been deservedly successful in the world’s largest design competition.”

The internationally respected product competition will culminate in the Red Dot Gala in Essen on 29 June 2015. The glamorous award ceremony with more than 1,200 guests will be hosted by Professor Dr Peter Zec in Essen’s Aalto-Theater. At the subsequent Designers’ Night after-show party, the winners celebrate into the early hours in the midst of award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. The winning products are then presented for four weeks in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” before being included in the museum’s permanent exhibition.