SONNEMAN’s Pluck Lamp Selected as Winner in 2019 Red Dot Awards

Pluck Receives Distinction for High Quality and Innovation in Renowned Product Design Competition

SONNEMAN—A Way of Light, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality architectural and decorative lighting, is excited to announce that the Pluck lamp collection is a winner in this year’s Red Dot Award program for Product Design. The Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions with strict criteria that bears testimony to SONNEMAN’s award-winning product design and quality.

“We are honored that Pluck was awarded in the Red Dot product design competition,” says Robert Sonneman, Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer at SONNEMAN—A Way of Light. “Our brand is dedicated to developing innovative and functional design, making it particularly exciting to be honored in such an internationally recognized and highly regarded awards program.”

This year designers and manufacturers from 55 countries entered with more than 5,500 total products in the competition. The international jury comprises experienced experts from different disciplines and has been convening for more than 60 years to select the year’s best designs. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation,” the jury’s assessment focuses on criteria such as the level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, longevity and ergonomics.

In keeping with the program’s theme, SONNEMAN’s Pluck collection, featuring both floor and wall lamps, boasts designs that exhibit freedom of movement, a clean aesthetic, and refined, flexible LED lighting to illuminate the surrounding space. The Pluck collection features a dramatically poised, lightly scaled silhouette with unexpected form that translates seamlessly into a variety of interiors. The lamps are composed with a crisp-edged, puck-like disc, which is held by a magnet to a rubberized ball at the end of a thin, flexible and stunning arc. With unique functionality at the heart of its design, the arc height adjustability allows Pluck to swing out for maximum extension or be folded against the wall. Pluck’s lamp lens demonstrates uncanny technological innovation through the incorporation of four layers of film diffusion, which includes a textured bottom layer that creates evenly-distributed and glare-free radiance.

The Pluck wall and floor lamps feature four-point touch activation to control the brightness of the LED light source, while a custom slide dimmer located on the puck’s top surface allows for additional lighting control. Pluck is available in two sizes and three finishes: Satin White, Bright Satin, Aluminum and Satin Black.

The Red Dot Awards competition was developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then, the sought-after Red Dot Award is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality.

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SONNEMAN – A Way of Light is closely connected to Robert Sonneman, the designer, and his commitment to modern ideals, innovation, and the extraordinary quality that is the promise of the brand. As the leader in design and manufacturing of sophisticated contemporary lighting, SONNEMAN enjoys a reputation for exemplifying the best in modern design.

Award winning and acclaimed for clean lines and innovative approaches, many of Sonneman’s sleek, functionalist lighting designs have become classics of the modern era. Sonneman’s functional sensibilities and prolific design vocabulary has grown over fifty years to include a unique perspective of modernism that extends through the architectural genres and modernist movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. The company has an extensive product line of approximately 1,800 SKUs, and continues to develop and introduce over 100 new products annually.

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In order to appraise the wide scope of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award is broken down into the three distinct disciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 submissions, the Red Dot Award is one of the largest design competitions in the world. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then, the sought-after Red Dot is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The winners are presented in yearbooks, museums and online. Further information: