Rivercrest Wall Wins Red Dot Design Award


The RIVERCREST® Landscape Wall System has been awarded the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2013” for high design quality.

The innovative design of Risi Stone Systems and manufacturing quality, impressed the 37-member jury of experts for the “red dot award: product design 2013”. Those who succeed in winning over the renowned experts in the field can decorate their product creation with the “red dot” and position themselves at an international level. The jury members were delighted to receive 4,662 entries in 19 different categories in this year’s competition. Only the best designs were able to win the enthusiasm of the jury, which is how Risi Stone received the Red Dot for its successful design creation.

The Rivercrest® Wall System was awarded for its unique design features, ease of use and ergonomic handling, and versatility. Rivercrest® is designed to look like real, natural stacked Flagstone in the centuries-old tradition of dry-stack retaining walls. The proprietary integrated lateral and vertical interlocking system, which negates the need for pins, clips or other connectors, simplifies construction and makes it easy to design and construct many types of natural-looking vertical elements. Rivercrest® can be used for applications such as retaining walls, planters, two-sided seat walls, tree rings, fire pits, outdoor kitchen structures, water features, and pillars.

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony for the seal of quality that is recognized worldwide takes place on July 1, 2013 as part of the traditional red dot gala. The ceremony, held in Essen’s opera house, the impressive Aalto Theater, is always the final highlight of the “red dot award: product design” and over the past years has become established as a celebratory ceremony with international guests. Rivercrest® will then be put on display during a four-week special exhibition in the red dot design museum. With around 2,000 products spread over an area of more than 4,000 square meters, the red dot design museum houses the largest exhibition of contemporary design worldwide. From July 2 to 28, 2013, the museum will host the traditional special exhibition of the award-winning products. In “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2013”, design enthusiasts can marvel at the latest trends at close quarters. Visitors are expressly invited to handle the pieces, allowing them to experience live in the breathtaking atmosphere of the red dot design museum the prize-winning design of Rivercrest®.

Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot, has pointed out that strong design competence and economic success nowadays go hand in hand: “The winners of the ‘red dot award: product design 2013’ are the protagonists of a highly developed design culture and design industry. These days it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish between well-designed products. It is often only in the details that the special qualities become apparent. However, those product creations that pass the test before the critical eyes of the international red dot jury will not disappear into the crowd and will be able to fend off global competition.”

With the red dot design award, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen created one of the most internationally acclaimed competitions. The prize, the “red dot”, has established itself worldwide as one of the most sought-after quality marks for excellent design. The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen displays the award-winning products in the red dot design museum for at least one year.