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Philips receives four prizes at the prestigious Design For Asia Award 2013

The company scoops for innovative products across its Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting portfolio.

December 5, 2013

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Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) has been recognized with four accolades at Design For Asia Award 2013 (DFA). The winners were announced today during a gala presentation ceremony held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, as part of the activities organized during the Business of Design Week.


For Philips Lighting, ORBIT LED luminaires won the Bronze Award and Philips Friends was awarded with the Merit Recognition. Two Merit Recognitions were given to Philips Consumer Lifestyle products, the RQ370 Two Headed Rotary Shaver and the Fidelio HTL9100 SoundBar with Surround on Demand.


Outstanding designs with Asian perspectives

"It's a tremendous honor to have been chosen by the jury of the prestigious Design For Asia 2013" said Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer at Philips. "At Philips, it's people that inspire us. Our DFA winners are designed around Asian people's needs and desires, and combine technology benefits with the highest aesthetic qualities."


Philips winners of the Design for Asia Award 2013



   Philips ORBIT LED luminaires

A modern LED luminaire range designed for Asian homes giving soft, bright light


The ORBIT collection includes a large ceiling, a small ceiling and a pendant luminaire. They are designed for the lifestyle needs of modern Asian homes, where a lot of light and large size formats are usually demanded. The pure circular light rings are only made possible with an LED source, and have an association with the oriental idea of the sky being circular. The rings provide bright up and down light that is diffuse, glare-free, and can be dimmed easily. The minimal form of the luminaires fulfills the need for size and brightness without overwhelming the living space, helping to create the right ambience.
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Merit Recognition


   Philips Friends


Energy-saving range of drop pendant lights with striking yet natural silhouettes


Strong as a group, iconic as a single piece, the Philips Friends drop pendants offer energy-saving lighting with a strong visual signature. The striking yet natural silhouette makes the pendants look like they are drops that emerge from the wire they are suspended on. Made from a combination of plastic and metal, the highly graphic designs are made without any visual connections or construction marks to enhance the feeling of simplicity. The pendants come in small, medium, and large sizes in a choice of up to four colors. They are part of the Friends collection, which is designed to be stylish, energy-saving, and affordable.
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   Philips RQ370 Two Headed Rotary Shaver


A slim shaver with high quality details designed to adjust to every curve


Thanks to central drive technology, which connects all rotary blades to the shaving motor using only one axle, the Philips Two Headed Rotary Shaver features a slim, ergonomic body that fits easily in the hand. Its 2D contour following system adjusts seamlessly to every curve of the user's face, accommodating the specifics of Asian beard growth for a smooth, close shave, which is enhanced by the advanced shaving heads. The stylish orange and white display, and high quality materials and finishes create recognizable value for the customer at a mid-range price point. 
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   Philips Fidelio HTL9100 SoundBar with Surround on Demand

An elegant wireless home cinema soundbar speaker that delivers true surround sound


The Philips HTL9100 is a high-end Fidelio soundbar that represents a real breakthrough in the category. It is the only soundbar that can deliver physical surround sound without the clutter. Two detachable wireless side speakers allow users to place them wherever they like in the room to take them from a 2.1 sound system to a 4.1 system, for a true surround sound experience. The soundbar's lower profile fits elegantly with contemporary televisions, while the touch of metal expresses just the right level of technology.
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About Design For Asia Award
Design for Asia Award recognizes companies and designers that ‘have achieved business success through good design that reflects, or has an impact on, the Asian lifestyle.

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For further information, please contact:

Elena Calamo Specchia
Philips Group Communications
Tel: +31 (0)6 25004735


About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 114,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at