Stala has won Red Dot Award: Product Design 2023 with its patterned stainless steel surfaces StalaTex

Stala has received a distinction in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2023 with its latest patterned stainless steel collections Trace by Gert Wingårdh and Grid by Matti Klenell. The international jury only awards this sought-after seal of quality to products that feature an outstanding high-quality design.


Companies and design studios from all over the world faced the professional judgement of the Red Dot Jury, international experts who examined many products in the course of the competition. In an evaluation process lasting several days, the submissions were thoroughly reviewed and assessed according to their design quality and degree of innovation. The fact that Stala emerged victorious from such a strong group of participants is testimony to the extraordinary quality of StalaTex, Stala’s patterned stainless steel surfaces.

The best products of every year are honoured with the Red Dot Award: Product Design

In 2023, products were submitted and evaluated in 51 competition categories by a jury of 43 members. They reached their verdicts based on the principles of good design and by taking into account their socio-cultural character, specific technical focus area and design expertise. It is worth noting that the products were not in competition with one another but were assessed on their individual merits.

This year, the entries came from 60 countries. However different the products may be, they are all of exceptional design quality, which has now been confirmed by an internationally respected and independent panel of experts.

“This is the first time Stala receives such a prestigious design award as Red Dot Award: Product Design which makes it very valuable for us,” says Pasi Härkönen, Managing Director of Stala. “I am very proud of the whole team who has enabled this remarkable recognition. This is a wonderful achievement for Stala which correlates to our design philosophy and validates the outcome of our passionate and hard work. I am sure it will increase our international visibility and gain interest towards sustainable design.”


StalaTex is a lasersharp technology that revolutionises the use of stainless steel

StalaTex adds softness to steel. It is a laser-patterned stainless steel collection designed to last a lifetime. StalaTex patterns do not wear out even in hard use, and the patterns also make scratches and dirt less noticeable on the surfaces. The awarded StalaTex is more sustainable patterned stainless steel.

The Red Dot awarded collections Trace and Grid consist of 15 patterns. The Trace collection has been developed with Gert Wingårdh while the Grid collection was created with Matti Klenell – both very well-known Swedish designers and architects.


Further information

Pasi Härkönen, Managing Director, Stala Oy, tel. +358 40 093 4119,

Anne Kanervo, Marketing and Communications Manager, Stala Oy, tel. +358 40 652 6165,

About Stala

Stala Oy is a Finnish design company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for functional home spaces. Our core competence is combining stainless steel, Scandinavian design and practicality. In our Lahti factory we manufacture products that have the Key Flag and Design for Finland labels. The patterned StalaTex™ stainless steel surfaces have been awarded the internationally recognised Green GOOD DESIGN Award and Red Dot Award: Product Design. From September 2020, Stala has been part of Kovinoplastika Lož Group.

About Red Dot Design Award

In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 20,000 entries, the Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after distinction “Red Dot” has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The award winners are presented in the yearbooks, museums and online.

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