Vienna-based LightGlass recognised as “Best of Best” with the 2015 Iconic Award
ALED Daylight technology developed by the smart glass technology company was recognised as a trend-setting innovation for glass as a source of light at the award ceremony in Munich. LightGlass thus came out on top with the Iconic Award 2015 against 600 international entries
The renowned Iconic Award has this year awarded its highest honour to LightGlass. The Austrian technology company won the international award in the main category “Product”, with the distinction “Best of Best”. As reasons for its decision the jury cited the ground-breaking innovation of simulating high-quality daylight and integrating light as an architectural component. With ALED Daylight, glass itself becomes the light source.
Felix Zabel, Managing Partner of LightGlass: “ALED Daylight is a patented technology that makes it possible to light up transparent glass across its entire surface and across the whole colour spectrum at the touch of a button. As glass can be incorporated into every existing architectural element, we are able to license our technology to international industrial partners across a range of industries. ALED Daylight is surface-extensive, has a long working life, saves energy and is thus a convincing alternative to OLED.”
Reasons of the jury for awarding the “Best of Best” distinction: “An absolutely fascinating system that represents a completely new interpretation of the topic of lighting.”
Awards were given to international entries that offered a special degree of added value and design excellence in architecture. With this award LightGlass Technology GmbH now belongs to a select group of top-class companies that includes Saint Gobain, Philips, Samsung, Seele, 3M, Dorma and the Lindner Group.
Paul Brettschuh, CEO of LightGlass: “The Iconic Award is an international award for visionary and innovative solutions and thus represents a splendid recognition of our groundbreaking technologies. We develop unique solutions for interactive glass architecture and space-saving smart glass applications. The ‘Best of Best’ award shows that the technologies we have developed for the building material glass offer sustainable added value for our domestic and international customers, partners and investors.”
The areas of application for LightGlass technologies are many and varied: windows, doors, façade elements, clean rooms, partition wall systems, dry construction, lift systems, hospital technology and POS solutions. With ALED Daylight, the Vienna-based company is revolutionising both the glass and light industries.
The Iconic Award is the first neutral international architectural and design competition that recognises the disciplines in their interaction. The award is bestowed to visionary architecture, innovative products and sustainable communication from all segments of the architectural, construction and real estate industries as well as of the manufacturing industry in five main categories. The competition thus wants to shine the spotlight on the fundamental importance of the interaction between individual solutions.
The focus is on the holistic and consistent staging of products in the art of construction.
LightGlass Technology GmbH was founded in 2014. The Vienna-based company develops and licenses visionary smart glass technologies for international industry, such as self-illuminating glass with the quality of daylight and glass with integrated technical modules. The technology company specialises in smart glass as well as in technical glass solutions for the field of architecture. The internationally patented technologies are licensed to leading companies in the fields of glass and light, but also companies active in the fields of windows, doors, clean rooms, lifts, partition walls, dry construction and façades. In addition to offering a wide-ranging technology portfolio, LightGlass also develops exclusive and special customer-specific applications for major international companies. LightGlass technologies have unique global selling points and have won several international awards. Most recently, LightGlass was awarded first prize from amongst almost 1000 entries at the GEWINN Jungunternehmer competition in November 2015.
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