“Wake-up curtain controlling device mornin’” Won the Good Design Award 2017
IGNIS LTD. (Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Qian Kun, hereinafter “IGNIS”) is pleased to announce that “mornin’” made by Robit Inc. (Head Office: Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Yuki Takahashi, hereinafter “Robit”), an equity-method affiliate of IGNIS, won the Good Design Award 2017 (sponsored by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest incorporated foundation).
“mornin’” is the first product that Robit has produced from survey, planning, development, and procurement in-house. mornin’ was shipped more than 30,000 units in one year from the launch. With this award, Lobit aims to expand sales of ” Wake-up curtain controlling device mornin’” and actively promote the utilization of design, in order to increase its corporate value with the philosophy of “Creating new value with hardware and software”.
Overview of the awarded product
“mornin’” is a home appliance that automatically opens curtains at a wake-up time to create a pleasant wake-up moment by the sun light. The battery-operated small device that moves on a curtain rail automatically opens and closes the curtains at the time set on the app. The device is completely hidden behind the curtain and does not interfere with the living space. By setting the closing time, it can also contribute to crime prevention when no one is home. This product is applicable to most of the curtain rails available in Japan. It can be installed by one hand without any tools thanks to its unique installation mechanism. The device and smartphone are automatically linked, and the app is just like using general alarm clocks. It is sold at a reasonable price for anyone to easily adopt it.
“mornin’” official website: http://mornin.jp/
|Size||Approx. 56mm×97mm×41mm(width × height × depth)|
|Power||Three AA alkaline batteries|
|Operating time||Approx. 5-month (under the defined condition)|
|Supported OS||iOS8.3 or higher, Android5.0 or higher|
|Communication standard||Bluetooth® low energy|
|Suggested retail price||3,985 yen (tax included)|
|Selling place||Amazon, major electronics mass merchandisers, etc.|
Comments from a Good Design Award judge
“It is an automatic curtain opening/closing device to create a pleasant wake-up moment in the morning by opening and closing curtains at a pre-set time. It can be easily installed on curtain rails by one hand by pushing a large button on the center of the device. The device is not visible from outside because it is placed behind the curtain, so the room can be kept beautiful. From installation to setting, the device is designed to give a stress-free experience to users. The original purpose of the product was to provide a pleasant wake-up time in the morning, but it is now popular among people with disability for its affordability and easy installation. Such a development as a product to have created needs among unexpected users is also wonderful.”
Exhibit at the Good Design Award-winning Ceremony ‘GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2017’
From November 1 (Wednesday) at Tokyo Midtown, mornin’ will be introduced as this year’s award-winning product, at the “GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2017″ where all the latest award-winning good designs will be gathered.
Duration: November 1 (Wed) – November 5 (Sun)
Place:Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Special website: http://www.g-mark.org/gde/2017/index.html
About Good Design Award
The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design-promotion system that picks good design out of a variety of unfolding phenomena, and aims to enrich our lives, industries, and society as a whole by highlighting and celebrating these works. It is hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest incorporated foundation. It’s precursor, the Good Design Selection System (or G Mark System), was founded in 1957 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), and has been engaged in this work for about 60 years. Submissions come from a wide range of fields, and roughly 1200 designs are recognized every year. Over 60 years, around 44,000 designs have been recognized by the awards. Recipients of a Good Design Award are granted use of the G Mark symbol, which has been an emblem of good design for over half a century.
Outline of Robit Inc.
|Company name||Robit Inc.|
|Representative||Yuki Takahashi, Representative Director|
|Business||Design, manufacture and sales of robots, precision equipment, and its related hardware, parts and software|