Tuesday, 24. January 2017


For the third time in a row, RAL COLOURS has won the German Design Award in 2017 as well, this time for the digital colorimeter RAL COLORCATCH NANO in the category "Excellent Product Design". The award ceremony is held on 10th February as part of the trade fair "Ambiente 2017"" in Frankfurt am Main.

The handy, mobile colorimeter impresses with smart technology by measuring up to five colours at the same time, regardless of the surface and material, and finds the best matching RAL shade. The shade is shown with digital colour values and can be transferred directly onto a specific project by using the RAL iColours app. During the colour measurement any nondominant colours are automatically eliminated along with shadow effects and partides of dirt.

„Reduced to the essentials in terms of its design, the high-tech device looks solid, robust and long-lasting. At the same time, it is pleasant to handle and can be used easily and comfortably“, says the top-class international jury.

The German Design Award is the premium international award by the German Design Council. The German Design Award honours innovative products and projects, their manufacturers and designers, who are ground-breaking in the German and international design landscape. The German Design Award discovers and presents unique design trends: a competition that pushes the design-oriented industry forward.

Top-class entries from product and communication design that are all ground-breaking in the international design landscape in their own way are thus honoured each year. The German Design Award launched in 2012 is among the most recognised design competitions worldwide and enjoys an excellent reputation far beyond expert circles.


RAL is the global language of colours. RAL offers colour users a varied range of precise colour samples with the colour collections RAL CLASSIC and RAL EFFECT as well as the RAL DESIGN system. The RAL colours palette comprises a total of 2,328 shades. RAL COLOURS products extend from colour fans, plastic standards and software to colour scheme and trend books.

For more information:

RAL gemeinnützige GmbH
Jasmin Noorani-Thelen
Siegburger Straße 39
53757 Sankt Augustin
Tel: +49 2241 – 255 16-64
Fax: +49 2241 – 255 16-11

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