Lux sun awning wins prestigious Red Dot Award 2022 for innovative design

Within the new generation of Harol sun blinds the Lux sun awning is without a doubt an eye-catcher. This was a sentiment shared by the international jury of the Red Dot Awards 2022 when they selected the luxurious sun awning as the winner in the category Product Design. Lux earned the award for its minimalist design and optimum comfort as a result of an intensive investment in sustainable innovation. The official presentation of the award will take place during the Red Dot Design Week in Essen, Germany, from 20-24 June 2022.

The jury praised the innovative concept of the high-end folding arm awning with exclusive ‘Invisibly Wired’ arms: the steel cables are hidden from view, which really does the austere forms of the folding arms justice. Moreover, these Invisibly Wired arms have a 25,000 cycle life span, i.e. the equivalent of opening and closing twice a day for 25 years, or a lifetime of natural cooling. Lux’ austere lines and cubist box allow smooth integration into a minimalist architecture and are also suitable for more classic dwellings.

“We are very proud of this award”, says Harol’s CEO Annick Draelants. “As a pioneer in the creation of natural cooling, we like to set ourselves apart through sustainable overall concepts that blend in with their environment. Aesthetics are key in this regard and the award is a welcome recognition of our approach.”

Thanks to Lux customers enjoy natural cooling in a sizeable area: up to 28 m² of shade on your terrace, with a drop of up to 4 m and a width of up to 7 m. Lux is also linkable up to 12 m, for even more shade in the same sleek look. This generous shadow zone can be extended with an automatically operated valance in the extension pole, which can drop to 2 metres; ideal not just to ward off heat but also the blinding effect of low sun.

This high-end sun blind not only creates protection and shade but also comfort and a cosy atmosphere until late in the evening. For this purpose Lux can be fitted with both dimmable LED lighting – either direct or indirect, in the box, extension pole and arms – and heating. The safe sensors also contribute to worry-free outdoor living. When the wind is too strong the awning retracts automatically. When the sun is out, the high-tech woven acrylic cloth unfurls automatically. Incidentally, in a light drizzle there's no reason to move because the water is evacuated through the water drainage integrated into the extension pole. As for the acrylic cloth, Harol does not compromise on quality: the cloths offer maximum UV protection and come with sound-absorbing, water-repellent and dirt and rot-resistant treatments. The fibres are spun-dyed to retain their lustre for years.

Technical sheet Lux

  • Width: up to 7 m
  • Drop: up to 4 m
  • Linkable: up to 12 m
  • Weight: ± 19 kg/m
  • Electric vario valance: max. 2 m
  • Valance: 25 cm
  • Slope 10° to 40°
  • Different LED lighting options
  • Beaufort scale classification 5

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