Established in 1953, the iF Design Award is presented to industrial products from all over the world that display superior design. The winning products are selected from seven categories: Product Design, Communication Design, Packaging Design, Service Design, Professional Concepts, Architecture and Interior Architecture. This year 5,295 products from 53 countries were entered for consideration, and after rigorous examination, 1,821 products received awards. The awarded products are recognised internationally for their superior design.
Ricoh won four awards at this year’s prestigious iF Design Awards 2016, hosted by iF International Forum Design GmbH. Details of the awards are as follows:
- RICOH Pro VC60000 production printers
- RICOH Pro 9100 series production printers
- RICOH THETA (m15) / RICOH THETA S 360-degree spherical camera
- PENTAX 645Z midsize SLR digital camera
The award-winning products
RICOH Pro VC60000 production printers
A high-speed full-colour inkjet printing system for continuous forms for core business prints like invoices/commercial prints like direct mail. Highspeed/image quality, this model solely performs high resolution image printing by offset printing and variable b/w text/address printing by continuous feed to realise shorter/simple processes. The fully metallic, robust exterior and internal system is for long-term use in print firms.
RICOH Pro 9100 series production printers
A colour digital printing system for print firms. Meeting high demand for commercial printing, with high image quality/stable quality/various paper support, it can produce DM/catalogue/package/postcard and other prints. Especially the system manages new needs of multiple/small-lot, short-term, variable (content-specific) printing unfit for offset printing, helping printers expand services.
RICOH THETA (m15) / RICOH THETA S
360-degree spherical camera
A series of RICOH THETA released in 2013, with the 360-degree spherical shooting function. Lineup models are the bright/colourful entry model THETA m15, for the joy of spherical shooting for various users, and the high-end model THETA S with high functionality to extend the enjoyment. The series’ exterior design is for portability, easy shooting and simplicity. THETA S is completely free of unneeded factors by unifying parts, using a hidden LED display. With soft-feel texture, made of durable materials resisting aged deterioration by in-mold molding, THETA S presents a triumph of both design and functionality.
PENTAX 645Z medium format digital SLR camera
Installed with a large image sensor with approximately 51.4 effective megapixels, PENTAX 645Z is a medium format, interchangeable digital SLR camera to produce ultra-high definition, images with sense of depth. With a dustproof and weather-resistant mechanism, magnesium alloy cover and a tempered glass display panel, the body is durable and reliable for photo enthusiasts and professionals to enjoy casual outdoor shooting. A tilted rear LCD monitor for live-view, and HD movie shooting, enable a wider range of applications.