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Mikov won a Red Dot Award 2016 for a set of pocket knives.


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Mikov, s.r.o.
Mikulášovice 741
407 79

 

31. 3. 2016

 

The collection of knives pocket made by the Czech cutler´s Mikov won the international award Red Dot 2016 for a product design. The award was granted by international jury. The jury viewed and judged more than 5200 products made by manufacturers from 57 countries across the world.

 

Pocket knives were designed at famous Olgoj Chorchoj studio. The set comprises of 3 sizes – small (S), middle (M) and large (L). They were introduced in 2015 at the exhibition DesignBlok in Prague and the 3-piece set got the award for the best new product. In March 2016 these knives won the first place in Czech Grand Design competition for Mikov in the category „Producer of the year 2015".

 

„The design and quality of our product proves well not just in Czech Republic, but in international scale, too. This fact is a great honour for us." Told Miloš Pařík, CEO of Mikov.

 

With 41 experts from all around the world, who are chosen according to strict rules, the Red Dot Award: Product Design guarantees a very high judging competence. Only freelance designers, design professors and specialised journalists – but not designers employed at companies potentially participating – are appointed to the jury. The independent expert panel assesses each entry strictly and fairly, live and on site, according to criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility.

 

 "With their performances, the Red Dot winners not only demonstrated an extraordinary design quality, but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions." told professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and president of the Red Dot Award.

 

On 4th July 2016 representatives of Mikov will accept its trophy during the glamorous awards ceremony in Essen. The set of three pocket knives will be presented in the special exhibition "Design on Stage" for four weeks, before becoming part of the permanent exhibition.

 

Mikov company is the established Czech manufacturere of sport, hunting and pocket knives. Apart of pocket knives set it currently introduces a newcoming outdoor knife patron. It is officially launched on 3rd April 2016 at Silva Regina trade fair in Brno.

  

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PhDr. Bedřich Jetelina, Th.D.

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