vhf has won this year’s iF Design Award and therefore joins a selective club of winners recognized by the world-renowned design label. The R5 dental milling machine won the award in the Industry/Tools category for its outstanding product design. The award is presented once a year by the world’s oldest independent design institution, iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover, Germany.
Combining intuitive technology with deliberate design: vhf camfacture AG impressed the independent and international jury of 67 experts with its milling and grinding machine. The uncompromising and confident design language of the highly automated dental machine underlines vhf’s claim to always be a step ahead of the times. This means that the R5 is an absolute optical highlight in addition to producing perfect restorations in a digital workflow.
Jürgen Schmid, Managing Director of the internationally successful company Design Tech, which designed the exterior of the R5, summarizes the appearance of the machine as follows: “The R5 is a high-quality, functional product with a sophisticated operating concept and a user-friendly user interface. vhf has more than earned the iF Award with its R5.” Regarding the development process, he says: “I experienced it myself: vhf outdid itself with the development of this innovation. It was an extraordinary achievement and I have great respect for their work.” The competition for the award was equally impressive: The jurors had to sift through 6,375 entries from 52 countries vying for the coveted award. The iF Award is presented in a total of seven categories.
Dr. Jens Butschan, head of the vhf division Innovation and Development, is delighted about this latest award for the company: “The R5 is a clear affirmation of the outstanding craftsmanship of high tech made in Germany. It reflects our consistent approach to producing modern and innovative technology in a user-friendly and high-quality design. We are thrilled to have received this great recognition!”
The iF Award was presented at a ceremony at the BMW World in Munich, Germany, on March 15.