Estonia-based company, Estelon, renowned worldwide as one of the best high-end designer audio brands, has received the Red-Dot ‘Product Design’ award 2017 for its recently introduced and highly popular YB loudspeakers.
Red Dot’s product design award has been given out for over 60 years. It has developed into an internationally recognised sign of quality. This year the selection jury comprised of 40 independent designers, field lecturers and speciality journalists. Altogether over 5 500 works from 54 different countries were presented to Red Dot’s 47 categories in 2017.
To quote the jury regarding the new speakers: ‘’These speakers convince with their well conceived design, enriching any interior with their striking sculptural appearance.’’
The elegance of Estelon YB speakers exemplifies ‘form follows function’ in every manner, being the philosophy of founder and chief designer, Alfred Vassilkov. Vassilkov had been designing speakers for over 30 years for other companies before founding Estelon as a family business 6 years ago. He spent five years researching opportunities to achieve this ambition of making the world’s best speakers with the creation of Estelon.
In his words, “All our speakers are about aesthetic and acoustic balance achieved by combining creativity and cutting-edge science. Each decision – from engineering techniques to the materials and components used in the manufacturing process – is made with the perfect harmony of the speakers as a whole in mind. For me, this synergy is what I as an engineer strive for in my creations and I feel honoured that top experts, part of the Red Dot jury, recognised our efforts by awarding Estelon YB ‘Red Dot Product Design 2017’. The entire team at Estelon is overwhelmed by this recognition.”
The asymmetrically designed pair of Estelon YBs comprises of a left and a right speaker, which almost seem to communicate with each other and have been widely praised for creating a real listening experience of being at a real concert.
Alfred’s signature design inspired by nature and a variety of genres of the arts puts yet another one of Estelon’s creations: the Estelon YBs among the best sounding speakers in the world today, while being a sculpturesque component of the interior: truly a “Sonic Piece of Art!”