Humanscale's Horizon™ Recognized with Gold IDEA® Honor

Latest Accolade Marks Innovative Task Light’s 20th Design Award


Karen Brooking

NEW YORK — Humanscale’s Horizon LED task light, designed by Peter Stathis and Michael McCoy, adds to its increasingly long list of accolades with the prestigious International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) at the highest (Gold) level from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

“We could not be more thrilled with Horizon’s success,” said Pooja Vig, director of lighting at Humanscale. “All the awards Horizon has won, and especially this latest honor from IDSA, are evidence that other key players in the industry are recognizing Horizon for what we’ve always seen it to be—uniform, ergonomic light in the most beautiful, user-friendly design possible.”

As one of the most celebrated and coveted honors in the design community, the annual IDEA has been promoting business and public understanding about the societal impact of industrial design excellence since 1980. This year, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were selected for each of 17 industry segments, with the Horizon LED task light prevailing as a Gold winner in the Office and Productivity segment.

This honor from IDSA marks the 20th award that this task light has won. Just last month, it also received appliance DESIGN’s Excellence in Design award at the highest (Gold) level. The Horizon LED task light’s extensive, ever-growing list of other awards includes a Red Dot Award for Product Design, a Gold IDA Award and an IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Innovation Award, among many others.

Following the conclusion of the annual IDSA International Conference in Boston, Mass., IDEA 2012 winners will be honored at a ceremony and gala on August 18, 2012. The winning products will be housed in The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., and will appear in the IDEA 2012 online image gallery, as well as in the fall Yearbook issue of Innovation magazine. The winners will also be highlighted by a number of IDEA’s media partners.

About Humanscale

Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Achieving more with less, Humanscale’s product designs have been honored with more than 150 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.

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