nora systems has been awarded one of the world’s best-known architecture and design prizes for outstanding product design. The Weinheim-based rubber floor covering manufacturer has received the Good Design Award 2012 from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for its products norament crossline and noraplan unita.
The world’s best-known award for excellent product design, the prize has been presented annually since 1950 to companies whose products are characterised by their creative design, innovation, sustainable nature, ecological and social responsibility, outstanding technologies or unusual materials. Over 700 companies from 38 countries were in the running for the 2012 award.
Since being launched in autumn 2011, the award-winning nora rubber floor coverings have created a real stir among international architects and are already to be found in numerous prestigious buildings. The norament crossline range was designed exclusively for nora systems by the renowned designer Lars Contzen and impresses with its decorative 3D structure and handcrafted-like structure. Already the recipient of the red dot design award, noraplan unita features an unusual combination of rubber and granite. The granite particles sprinkled in the matt rubber reflect light in all its facets, creating ever-changing effects on the floor depending upon the angle of incidence. The prize-winning products lend any room an exclusive atmosphere.