The designer Ruedi Eidenbenz, who is based in Triesen, won the Red Dot Award for his Curaprox Baby pacifiers, which are manufactured by the Swiss company Curaden International.
The pacifiers won in the Product Design category, as the weekly newspaper Wirtschaft regional reported. The industrial design office from Ruedi Eidenbenz, Eidenbenz Industrial Design Est., was commissioned by the Swiss manufacturer Curaden International AG to develop a pacifier. It has a special orthodontic wing form.
According to a description from the Red Dot Award, the unique design is meant to prevent crossbites or correct an existing misalignment, while a moveable membrane simulates the nipple to encourage the natural sucking process. The pacifier comes with a box that not only protects the soother but can also be filled with water and boiled in the microwave to clean the pacifier. It comes in three sizes to match the babys weight and age as well as three different colours.
The jury explained its decision as follows: Soother, box and clip complement each other not only from a functional but also an aesthetical viewpoint. The renowned Red Dot Award evaluates products not only for their durability, degree of innovation and functionality but also according to criteria such as ecological compatibility or the products symbolic and emotional content.