Munich, April 27, 2023 - Design has far-reaching impacts on our daily lives – much more than we realize. It exists in beautiful things around us, like décor, artwork, portable speakers, and more. It elevates the mundane, too, supplying more enjoyment in our everyday lives.

Design is part of our DNA at HARMAN and Huemen Design, our in-house design agency. With 27 new iF Design Awards and 35 new Red Dot Product Awards, HARMAN remains the global leader in audio design awards, winning more than 600 over the past 10 years. In fact, HARMAN and its family of brands, including JBL, Harman Kardon, Mark Levinson, and Infinity, rank #1 in the iF Design Awards Global Audio Category.

Additionally, Huemen Design recently won 2 Hermes Creative Awards that honor messengers and creators of the information revolution in branding, websites, videos, and advertising.

“The beauty of good design is meaningful, inspirational, and exists all around us,” said Christian Schluender, Senior Vice President of Global Design at Huemen Design. “We never stop pushing the limits to make our products, technologies, and communications more engaging and meaningful. I congratulate our team of talented researchers, designers, and problem-solvers for their spirit and creativity as we continue to earn recognition as the world’s most lauded audio brands.”

In 2023 alone, HARMAN brands and Huemen Design received 65 awards from various competitions across Consumer Audio, Professional Audio, Car Audio, and Advertising. This includes a Platinum Award from Hermes for its video with JBL Brand Ambassador and NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Giannis in the Metaverse,’ and a Gold Award for its JBL Eco portable speaker landing page plus an Honorable Mention for its work on ‘JBL Stories: Dare to Design with Doja Cat.’