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Sigma Design’s headset earns prestigious Red Dot award

By Brooks Johnson, Columbian Business Reporter
Published: March 31, 2016, 6:03am

The sound of success, according to an international team of judges, can be heard in a pair of headphones designed in Vancouver.

Sigma Design on Wednesday took home the prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award for its Lightspeed Tango Aviation Headset.

“We designed both the headset and panel interface to be models of user-interface simplicity,” said Mark Schoening, Sigma’s director of industrial design.

Judges seemed to agree. The wireless headset that retails for $800 on Amazon was among 5,200 products from 57 countries competing. In all, about 1,300 took home the Red Dot.

“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,” said Professor Peter Zec, founder and president of the Red Dot award.

The award is “an internationally recognized quality label for excellent design,” according to the German organization that has organized the competition for more than 60 years.

Sigma, based in Vancouver and with an office in Singapore, is a product design and engineering company that has been growing recently. Today, it employs more than 100 people.

Columbian Business Reporter