Rhino, European Product Design Award
Rhino, designed by Arkoslight’s head of design Rubén Saldaña winner of the “European Product Design Awards – Honorable Mention 2020” within the lighting category.
All submissions were evaluated by an expert jury of luminaries. The jury committee was comprised of independent designers, clients, design educators and editors who are devoted to brilliance in design. The evaluation is based on a range of criteria that are constantly adapted to current standards.
About the prize
The Product Design of the Year Award recognizes the efforts of talented designers and design teams who aim to improve our daily lives with a practical and beautiful creations, designed to solve a problem, make life easier or simply spread joy.
Rhino is a floor wash light that stands out slightly from the wall, cleanly and directly projecting the light obliquely. By doing so, it breaks away from the two design dogmas of this type of luminaire: it relinquishes absolute recessed installation and avoids directing the beam to the exterior, availing itself of rebound surfaces. With this, it has the advantage of being a luminaire with outstanding light efficiency –among its alternatives – defining it from the aesthetic viewpoint.
Formally, Rhino is the result of a natural transition between a circular shape on the wall that conceals the active part of the luminaire (recessed equipment and dissipation), and the lens that crowns the optical unit, and determines the light beam outlet. This formal shape results in an organic design which, however, is the purest, most minimalist and simplest way of solving the union between the two basic geometries of this piece. Thus, its appearance is not gratuitous, but strictly functional, justified and logical. With a minimal profile, and perfectly integrated into the wall surface, Rhino stands out slightly by way of a visual aesthetic body, which notionally refers to pressure from inside the wall.