Essen, Germany, 2016-05-18 –
The earrings of the collection „Pirouette“ by Johanna Otto jewelry design is one of this year’s outstanding products: The Red Dot jury was enthused, and awarded „Pirouette“ a Red Dot: Best of the Best. In 2016, this highest single distinction in the international com- petition goes to only 1.5% of all entries. Manufacturers and designers from 57 nations had registered about 5,200 products and sent them to the Ruhr area in Germany – earrings „Pirouette“ impressed with highest design quality and makes Johanna Otto jewelry design to one of the leaders in an international comparison.
The charming contours of the Pirouette emerge from four plain circles grouped and spin- ning around a sparkly centre. Beholders are captivated by the three-dimensional patterns with their clear geometric look and flower-like appeal. The visually impressive appearance of this piece of jewelry is achieved through a special fixing technique during manufacturing. It holds the main elements together and defines the piece’s entire appearance. Pirouette
is available in different models in gold, silver as well as black-coated stainless steel that all adopt a distinctive charm and look as if almost floating.
Statement by the jury
This earring is based on a simple construction that made it emerge with a highly distinctive poetic quality. The design complements the filigree material with a perfect form. Very finely crafted, the Pirouette ear- ring is also pleasing to wear. This piece of jewelry adopts a simp- le basic shape and, playing on the many design possibilities the shape bears, emerged with a beauty that appeals to women of all ages.
Design and Production: Johanna Otto
With 41 experts from all around the world, who are chosen according to strict rules, the Red Dot Award: Product Design guarantees a very high judging competence: Only free- lance designers, design professors and specialised journalists – but not designers emplo- yed at companies potentially participating – are appointed to the jury.