The SOMATOM Force was honored with the 2014 Red Dot Design Award. This year’s winners were announced during the Red Dot Gala in Essen, Germany, on July 7. A 40-member expert panel picked the SOMATOM Force in the category Product Design.

The Red Dot Award

This year, 4.815 entries from 53 countries competed for awards in three categories (Product Design, Communication Design, and Design Concept). The Red Dot Award is an internationally renowned competition created by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. As it awards a much smaller percentage of entries than other design competitions, it is a coveted and prestigious prize.

The Force on display

The awards were official presented in front of about 1.200 international guests at the Red Dot Gala in Essen on July 7. After being displayed for a month in the winners’ exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, the SOMATOM Force will enter the museum’s permanent exhibition.