Barcelona 21 July, 2016 – SIMON, a leading manufacturer of interfaces and electrical equipment, as well as a creator of technology and decoration solutions for home and business environments, has been awarded the Spanish National Design Award 2016 for the ‘Companies’ category by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, through the State Secretariat for Research Development and Innovation.
The Spanish National Design Awards 2016 recognize companies and individuals with an outstanding trajectory in the field of design. Specifically, the jury awarded SIMON for its large international impact, long business tradition and constant, strategic commitment to innovation. In addition, the award highlights SIMON’s capacity for including design in everyday products.
“This award recognizes SIMON’s effort and work in committing to innovative, functional, good-looking, timeless and global products and solutions. Our priority is not to make design products but rather, products that are well designed,” commented SIMON’s deeply moved Design Director, Salvi Plaja. “For us, investing in each project’s design while providing comfortable, secure and sustainable solutions for any environment is a challenge,” he adds.
According to Luis Lopezbarrena, SIMON’s General Manager, “We’re very proud to add this award to our centennial celebration. Our slogan, Simon Light Up Emotions, allows users to create atmospheres with our products that awaken all kinds of emotions through design,” he confirms. “Our team’s effort in combining appearance and functionality has been recognized by other prestigious design awards, both in Spain and abroad, such as the Red Dot Awards, Plus X Awards, the Delta Awards, the Catalonia Ecodesign Awards 2015 and the IF Design Awards, including an IF Gold Award for our Sense range.”