Wed 15 Jun 2022

airHome 400 Wins Prestigious Red Dot Design Award

Design and utility come together in the award-winning airHome 400, Hitachi’s new residential air conditioner, winning the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022.  These accolades are a German international design award for product, brand, and communication designs and concepts. airHome 400 features among the winning products, celebrated for its design that meets the air conditioning aesthetic and utility needs of a wide range of consumers and multiple markets.


The Red Dot Design Award is a prestigious design industry award that recognizes the best brands and creative works annually, and sets award winners apart from their competitors. The airHome 400 product design award win exemplifies Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning’s top industry quality and eye for aesthetic. airHome’s design accommodates the needs of consumers with its intuitive features that automatically adjusts operation for energy efficiency, its clean design that seamlessly blends into any living spaces, and its easy maintenance.


Today, we are seeing an increase in smart systems being integrated into air conditioning products, and airHome meets this trend with the smart features it comes with. For example, airCloud Home is the smartphone dedicated app, helping users connect with their airHome unit even when away from home, giving them the ability to set their room’s preferred temperature by the time they return. Coupled with aesthetic intuitive design, airHome strives to be  ideal for any user and living space.



“We are very excited to be receiving the Red Dot Award for the airHome 400 this year. This product represents the first of many digitally connected products in our residential business that bridges user-centric values, and visual brand experiences. Through humanized technologies, the idea has been about creating a design that is non-intrusive to the living environment, while intuitive to use and can be effortlessly maintained. With the promise of ‘Silent Comfort,’ the concept of airHome is an air conditioner for people that can focus on living in harmony. Over the next few years, we plan to introduce various grades of the airHome series. We hope you will look forward to seeing the designs of these models as well.”


-  Lawrence Chu, Global Director of Design


There are other Red Dot Design Award-winning products within the portfolio of Hitachi HVAC products offered, including the Advanced Color Wired Individual Controller and the Silent-Iconic™ 4-way cassette design panel the latter which was presented with the Red Dot: Best of the Best [2021] award in product design.


You can get more details about the airHome 400 Residential Air Conditioner and its features, here.


About Red Dot Design Award:

With a history spanning over 50 years, the Red Dot Design Award is a German international design award for product, brand, and communication designs and concepts. Competition for each category is conducted every year and all products, design concepts, and communication projects are evaluated by the Red Dot Jury who are established professionals, designers, and professors of their industries.


For more information, please visit the official Red Dot website below: 


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