ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As 3M continues to amplify the creative and functional role of design to
enrich innovation across its vast and diverse portfolio, design industry
experts are taking notice. Twelve design awards from various
international institutions recognized the company for design excellence
in areas as varied as workspace, health care, packaging, and consumer
The awards come from the 2013 Red Dot Design Competition (six in the
category of High Design Quality), Chicago Athenaeum’s 2012 GOOD
Design (two in the category of Household Products), Graphic
Design USA (two in the Packaging Design category), Office
Products International, and the International Interior Design
This acknowledgement by peers in the field of design reflects increasing
commitment and recognition of 3M for design over the past several years
to ensure inspiring solutions and customer experience. “As we build upon
capability to connect customer insights with the passion and creativity
of our design team at 3M, the opportunities for impact are very
exciting,” said 3M Chief Design Officer, Eric Quint. “We are honored by
this recognition and look forward to continued acceleration of
opportunity to create value through design and its contributions to 3M
innovation and growth.”
With design offices in St. Paul, Milan, Shanghai, and Tokyo, the 3M
global design lab works with both internal talent as well as an
international community of outside experts to inject dynamic perspective
3M Product Winners of the 2013 Red Dot Design
Awards (High Design Quality):
Big Pad is an ideation tool designed to facilitate
collaborative engagement. Large in size, yet easily portable, Post-it
Big Pads serve as a canvas to colorfully capture thoughts together,
encouraging you to dream big and ignite creativity.
Full Adhesive Roll is an easy to use dispenser that
allows you to create labels in the perfect length. Useful for a variety
of applications, the Post-it Super Sticky adhesive allows the Full
Adhesive Rolls to stick securely yet remove cleanly. Attractive enough
to sit on a desk, yet small enough to fit in a drawer, the sleek white
dispenser holds rolls in green, white, pink or yellow.
Filtrete Car Purifier provides a compact and elegant addition to
a well-designed car interior, offering sophisticated and quiet air
filtration technology. This product originated from 3M’s office in
China, where air pollution concerns continue to rise as commuters often
spend more than an hour each day in their cars, stationary and
surrounded by fumes from other vehicles.
Kind Removal Silicone Tape is a next generation medical
tape introduced by 3M’s Health Care Business that incorporates adhesive
technology with a silicone base to provide optimal balance of securement
and gentleness. The new technology allows this repositionable tape to be
removed easily and gently from patients’ skin, catering to pediatric and
aging patients alike, while also increasing nurse satisfaction.
ESPE Intra-oral Syringe, a single-use solution for VPS
and polyether impression materials, is designed for precise application
in the patient’s mouth. Red Dot recognition highlights high degree of
innovation, functional and ergonomic design, ease of use and longevity.
ESPE Retraction Capsule is an ergonomic dispenser for
astringent retraction paste that allows for effective mechanical
retraction of the gingiva prior to impression-taking or direct
restorative procedures. The retraction capsule is compatible with common
composite dispensers, and enables easy application directly into the
sulcus due to its very fine tip.
3M Product Winners of the 2012 GOOD DESIGN Awards (Household
Notchless Magic Tape Dispenser presents a highly elegant
minimalist design, delivering precise tape-cutting action when you need
and Scotch Dispenser Line by Karim Rashid brings an island of
softness and serenity to the eye while inviting enjoyable and functional
use on any desktop. Whether you’re in need of a pop-up note or one-hand
tape dispensing, the weighted dispensers bring design to organization.
This line was produced in collaboration with famed Designer, Karim
3M Product Winner of the Office Products
International (OPI) Design Excellence:
Z-Notes “Fashionably Fun” Dispenser Line offers an
attention-getting apple-shaped dispenser that holds 3x3 inch pop-up
notes. With a fresh note always close at hand, this line of dispensers
adds a little fun while helping to increase your productivity.
Graphic Design USA American Package Design Award:
LED Advanced Light brings energy efficiency without the
compromise. The outstanding energy saving benefits of this product are
enhanced by 3M Light Guide technology, designed to ensure uniform light
distribution in a familiar iconic bulb shape.
Printed Lint Roller, available in "Pink Zebra" and "Baroque"
patterns, presents a fashion-inspired line of lint roller products,
powered by Scotch Brand adhesive to help keep clothes free of lint,
fuzz, and fur.
3M Winner of International Interior Design
Association FAB Award (Small Commercial):
Global Design Lab, created in 2011, recognizes BWBR Architects
of St. Paul and 3M for interior design excellence. The innovative
playful design space is ideal for collaboration and ideation, providing
a creative hub for 3M’s design vision to come to life.
*Product images available upon request
About the Red Dot Design Awards
Red Dot Design Awards
recognize those who distinguish their business activities through design
quality, and are sponsored by the Red Dot Institute at Design Zentrum
Nordrhein Westfalen, one of the oldest and most highly reputed design
institutions in Europe since 1955. The international jury only awards
this sought-after seal of quality to projects that set themselves apart
significantly from comparable projects thanks to their excellent design.
About the GOOD DESIGN Program
The GOOD DESIGN Awards,
sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
and The European Center for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies,
is the oldest and most recognized program for design excellence
worldwide, recognizing products that align with a vision to brighten and
enhance society through design.
About 3M — A Global, Diversified Technology Company
captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M
is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion
in sales, 3M employs about 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in
more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com
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Post-it, Filtrete, 3M ESPE, Scotch, Magic, Scotch-Brite, and 3M are
trademarks of 3M Company. GOOD DESIGN is a trademark of The Chicago
Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
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