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The French Institute of Design unveils the winners of the last Janus session

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Since 1953 and throughout the year, Janus jury members have been rewarding excellence through collaborative approaches to design innovation. The Janus is the embodiment of the credo "Living better together" and rewards companies that choose to make a lasting contribution to the design of innovative products, spaces and services for the benefit of users. An observation for this last session in 2014? Connected objects and services are strongly represented, with four Janus awards out of twelve. In total for 2014, eleven companies will have been labelled for their connected achievements.

"The December sessions of the Janus of Industry and Commerce once again provided many answers to the questions that companies are asking themselves. How do you make a customer want to wear his connected watch every day? What changes can be made to a fire intervention vehicle to optimise the firefighters' mission? What kind of navigation bridge for the sailor of 2030? How can we enhance the value of traditional professions in mass retailing? Which solution to bring tailor-made sewing within the reach of the greatest number of people? These are all questions that have only one aim: to put the company's innovative skills at the service of end users, by providing them with solutions that are thought out upstream, adapted and tailored to their needs and expectations as closely as possible. The role of design, in short! " Anne-Marie Sargueil, President of the Institut Français du Design.

A rich and diversified December prize list, as the jury awarded twelve Janus labels :
- 5 for Industry,
- 2 for Components & Materials,
- 1 for the City,
- 1 for the Prospective,
- 3 for Commerce.

Janus 2014 Winners - Fourth Session

Bulb BW1.1 - BELL & WYSON / THOMAS DE LUSSAC
Janus of Industry

By 2015, every home must be equipped with smoke detectors. BELL & WYSON proposes a product that is new on the market, offering a double functionality: a light bulb with a sophisticated aesthetic, including a smoke detector. The connection to the Smartphone allows to manage the light remotely.
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Dekton - COSENTINO
Janus Components & Materials

To offer design and architecture new possibilities, COSENTINO has created an ultra-compact, high-performance surface for any design, interior or exterior. By revolutionizing the world of natural stone by creating a surface resistant to multiple stresses (fire, heat, abrasion, UV etc.), COSENTINO extends the opportunities for using the material.
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NextGen Gateway - DCNS / FÉLIX & ASSOCIÉS
Janus of Foresight

Improving seafarers' sailing comfort and placing them at the heart of the elements is an essential step for DCNS. NextGen is the fruit of this reflection, a multi-sensorial, intuitive and universal human navigation bridge that offers a more fluid relationship at the workstation as well as an optimized integration of the elements in the piloting of the boat.
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Écotextile Cité ÉCOTEXTILE / CÉCILE PLANCHAIS / SERI
City Janus

To meet the constraints linked to the collection of user textiles, ÉCOTEXTILE offers new furniture that integrates harmoniously into the public space. Durable, ergonomic and accessible, this furniture facilitates the process of deposit and collection, by simplifying the gesture through more fluid mechanisms, educational signage and a discreet and elegant opening system.
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Mobilier Impact - EPTA FRANCE / EUROCRYOR / ONEBUYONE
Janus of Industry

In order to re-enchant the traditional fresh spaces of retail chains, EPTA FRANCE is redesigning the contours of refrigerated sales furniture. By combining traditional sales and picking in the same unit, products and professions (butcher, baker, etc.) are revalued.
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Lick - LICK / WORKSHOP
Business Janus

As the first retailer specialising in connected objects, LICK has an identity that respects the codes of the new technologies sector: digital signage, polymorphic logo, community managers, telepresence robots and the possibility for start-ups to come and present their connected objects to the general public. The LICK shop, the logical continuation of the lick.fr website, allows meetings and real-life advice.
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Lazer-Dry Responsiv 8L RAIDLIGHT Jelly Bag
Janus of Industry

Trail-running requires, in addition to physical qualities, good ergonomic equipment. RAIDLIGHT offers a 2-in-1 product, a vest which also makes a backpack. A sport accessory closer to the body, hyper light and with essential and minimalist functions. The French production of this waistcoat uses new technologies such as laser cutting, fusing and automatic sewing machine.
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Truck Sentinel SIDES / CVO DESIGN
Janus of Industry

Safety at both civilian and military airports is essential, especially in the context of firefighting. SIDES innovates on the market with Sentinel, a vehicle whose interior and exterior design has been completely redesigned. Robustness, ergonomics and safety are the strong characteristics of Sentinel.
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Tailor Corner - TAILOR CORNER / GENEROUS
Business Janus

TAILOR CORNER evolves the architectural concept of its connected shop, the Tailor 2.0. The new design revisits the customer experience with: the table 2.0 with the configurator that allows you to customize your suit, the fabric walls to touch the material and finally the XXL fitting rooms but felted.
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Linoville 100% linen TARKETT
Janus Components & Materials

TARKETT brings linoleum up to date with a new range of coatings. There is in this range a natural, renewable and pigment-free 100% reference. The other references, coloured, are intended in particular for use in the educational system (psychological influence of the colours used on the spaces of awakening of the small ones or concentrations of the students).
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Club Thiénot Bordeaux-Champagnes
THIÉNOT BORDEAUX-CHAMPAGNES / LAURE GIRODROUX & ASSOCIÉS / KAROLINA LUBKOWSKI - ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Business Janus

The THIÉNOT group presents a new sales and tasting area, to receive journalists, customers, partners and suppliers in a top-of-the-range and friendly place, located in Paris. Around the architectural concept of the allegory of champagne, this place aims to encourage visitors to visit Thiénot's land in Champagne and Bordeaux.
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Activity Watch WITHINGS / ELIUM STUDIO
Janus of Industry

People are gradually becoming aware that physical activity and sleep have a major role to play in good health and longevity. To help them adopt a healthier lifestyle, WITHINGS has developed a watch, an activity tracker, manufactured in the Swiss watchmaking tradition. Beautiful and intelligent.
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About the Institut Français du Design

Because our living environment, a real driving force for change, is constantly improving, the Institut Français du Design favours projects that are part of a sustainable approach to "better living".
Through its three areas of expertise, the Institut Français du Design, a private and independent organization, works to promote design in France and abroad.

POLE OFFICIAL LABEL JANUS
Created in 1953 by ministerial decree and placed under the patronage of the Ministers of Industry, Trade and Foreign Trade, the Janus label recognises the best achievements in terms of design innovation. The Janus label helps to promote investment in design and its transformation into a competitive advantage.
Today, the Janus historique de l'Industrie is declined on different sectors: Commerce, Health, City, Service, Foresight, Living Space, Heritage & Innovation, Furniture, Components, Fashion & Well-being and Student.

IFD CONSULTING DIVISION
In order to promote innovation through design, the IFD facilitates the connection of different actors (company directors and/or local authority managers, with design agencies, architects, schools...).
The IFD's design culture is what enables it to accompany companies from all sectors to orient their design innovation approach. The IFD puts its expertise and its prospective vision at the service of companies to :
- define a project before calling on a designer
- provide training
- run contests

IFD PRODUCTION DIVISION
In order to illustrate its approach, the Institut Français du Design has been putting on exhibitions for the past 5 years.
socio-cultural :
- "INOVI, those brands that change our lives"
- HERITAGE, by Janus" (travelling exhibition presented at the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, at
Design'in Pays de la Loire)
- "Packaging that changes our lives" (currently at the Musée de la Contrefaçon, until the end of March 2015).

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