SOURCE: Centor


April 07, 2015 08:35 ET

Centor® Receives Prestigious Red Dot Award 2015 for Design Excellence of Its World-First Integrated Door

Integrated Door Collection Combines Fully Retractable Screens and Shades in One System Significant Breakthrough in Door Design Connects Homeowners With Nature

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2015) - Centor®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of beautiful, doors, screens, shades and hardware, celebrates worldwide recognition of its pioneering Integrated Doors after winning a Red Dot Award in the internationally-respected German design competition.

Red Dot is seen as the award for groundbreaking design across different industries. A jury of 38 international experts assessed 4,928 product entries from 56 countries. It awarded the sought-after Red Dot seal of approval only to those world-class designs demonstrating superior quality and innovative power.

Launched in 2013, Centor Integrated Doors enable homeowners to enjoy all the benefits of inside-outside living, without the compromises. Challenging all concepts of what we know as a door today, Centor combined doors, screens, shades and hardware as one, introducing a new category of "Integrated Doors" that connect people with the world outside. Unprecedented by any other product on the market, Centor's Integrated Doors represent one of the most significant breakthroughs in door design.

Centor Integrated Doors remove all barriers to nature, yet still protect homes. The doors fill living spaces with light and fresh air in the summer without insect worries, while vanishing shades offer privacy and keep homes warm at night. They combine a solid wood interior and aluminum exterior with built-in screens and shades that appear and fully disappear into doorframes and are available in a variety of configurations, including folding, double-swing and single doors.

Centor Managing Director Nigel Spork remarked, "I'm hugely proud we can delight home owners by combining beautiful design and phenomenal thermal performance with some mechanical magic. We believe the world is beautiful and we're dedicated to helping people make the most of the world outside. With this aim, we designed these doors to provide the very best in inside-outside living."

Centor's Group Manager of Product & Engineering, David Chappell, added: "Turning vision into reality is not easy. Winning such a prestigious design award validates all the hard work we have all put in to create a truly best-in-class product, and gives us confidence to keep striving for ultimate perfection."

Centor will be joining other winners to receive its award at the glamorous Red Dot Gala ceremony in Essen, Germany, on 29 June 2015. Winning products will be showcased for four weeks in the Red Dot Design Museum, before being included in the museum's permanent display.

Made in America, these eco-friendly, energy-efficient doors offer a wide range of options for customization and can be purchased throughout the U.S. through an expanding network of Centor Integrated Dealers.

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