Red dot for Hymer
For the second year in a row, Hymer has received the Red Dot Design Award for outstanding design. The Hymermobil B-Class ModernComfort I 580, which features a completely redesigned interior concept as well as particularly light yet sturdy bodywork, was a worthy winner in this year’s competition. The new flagship caravan from the company’s popular Touring model range – the ERIBA Touring 820 – also won over the jury and was honoured with the Red Dot Award in the Product Design category. The award ceremony will take place on 8 July 2019 in Essen.
The Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. awards the Red Dot Award annually as an internationally recognised quality seal for outstanding designs. A specialist jury of around 40 international designers and experts assesses the submissions and presents awards for the best designs. Criteria such as innovation, functionality and the quality of the submitted products play an important role in their decision. This year, HYMER can enjoy a double celebration – the Hymermobil B-Class ModernComfort l 580 and the ERIBA Touring 820 caravan, which was first presented in January, were honoured for their high quality designs with the Red Dot Award in the Motorhome and Caravan product categories respectively.
Sporty exterior meets modern interior concept
The Hymermobil B-Class ModernComfort l 580 really wowed the jury with its dynamic looks. The motorhome’s exterior is based on the lines of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, resulting in an optimal layout of the visible edges. The wide, shiny black radiator grill element immediately catches the eye. The combination of the new Sprinter chassis cowl from Mercedes-Benz Vans and the award-winning HYMER SLC chassis gives the motorhome especially light bodywork and a spacious double floor. This not only ensures a level upper floor throughout the vehicle, but also provides enough space to house all the technical components. Inside the vehicle, the long-established manufacturer from Bad Waldsee in southern Germany has come up with a modern and completely redesigned interior concept. The central design element here is the strict line management. In conjunction with a slightly slanted six-degree room layout, this ensures an unobstructed view throughout the motorhome with no interfering contours. This clean look is underlined by the continuous living area floor, which can be suitably enhanced throughout the vehicle by indirect lighting in the plinth area.
Extravagant and modern: the new Touring 820
With its larger layout – which offers headroom of over two metres inside the vehicle – as well as a completely redesigned interior and exterior, the ERIBA Touring 820 boasts an extremely extravagant and futuristic look. The exterior of the caravan makes a design statement with its smooth metal, silver cladding and characteristic ERIBA Touring styling. The striking window fronts in the front and rear accentuate the vehicle’s handsome design. The interior also impresses thanks to a unique sense of space – the dark furniture finish contrasts with the bright surfaces and the striking, round shape of the furniture elements, which are reminiscent of modern yacht designs, to create a particularly classy ambience. In addition, your eye is immediately drawn to the newly designed kitchen unit with the large porthole – the worktop continues up the wall to the ceiling, forming a visual framework for the luxurious kitchen. The 180° Panorama Lounge in the front also provides a unique all-round view.
About the Red Dot Award
The Red Dot Design Award is presented by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. The association has been awarding special product designs since 1954 with its “Design Innovation Award”. In 2000 it was renamed the “Red Dot Award.Product Design”. Since then, the Communication Design and Design Concept categories have been added in the form of two additional competitions. There are three qualitatively different awards in the competition: “Red Dot: Best of the Best”, “Red Dot” and “Honourable Mention”. Each year, a different jury consisting of internationally renowned design experts assesses the numerous submissions.