At HARMAN International, all the senses listen too. Outstanding design is every bit as important as sublime sound. This devotion to design is what inspired the creation of Huemen, HARMAN’s in-house design agency. Over the last few years, HARMAN has steadily built a global reputation for exceptional audio, technology, design, and unmatched expertise, winning widespread admiration and 457 awards since 2013.

“At Huemen, we are passionate about creating meaningful design and experiences for our brands.  I am thrilled with the continued recognition from the design and technology community, and grateful to our team of talented researchers, designers, and problem-solvers for the creativity they bring to everything they do,” said Christian Schluender, Vice President of Global Design at Huemen.

Red Dot Brands & Communication Design Awards

Brands & Communications Awards recognize products that deliver outstanding UI/UX for an intuitive user experience and ease of use. HARMAN picked up seven.

Harman Kardon Radiance 2400
A perfect blend of sleek, minimalist design and high-quality materials, the Harman Kardon Radiance 2400 features two ultra-slim floor standing speakers and a powerful subwoofer that produces rich, detailed sound. Constant Beamwidth Technology™ creates a wide sweet spot, so listeners hear excellent audio, no matter where they are in the room.

Harman Kardon Citation Amplifier
The Harman Kardon Citation Amp expands the Citation series to include an amplifier featuring a Google Chromecast interface and a maximum RMS output of 200 watts. Together with complementary Citation products, this creates a wireless multi-channel surround sound system. Citation Amp is also compatible with Control 4 and Creston command and control systems.

JBL PartyBox 310
The JBL Partybox 310 is a wireless Bluetooth party speaker with built-in dynamic lighting, karaoke mode, and powerful bass. 240 watts of JBL Pro Sound and an impressive 18-hour battery life get the party started – no matter where or when.

JBL PartyBox App
The JBL PartyBox app, which also won an iF User Interface Design Award, supports the new generation of the PartyBoxes. It includes, among other things, personalized light show settings, real-time freestyle light interactions, and a customizable microphone EQ for more karaoke fun.

My JBL Headphones App
This app lets users personalize how they listen.  Choose from a wealth of features and profiles including, ambient aware, talk through, custom EQ, stage+ profiles, and more.

HARMAN ExP Drive-Live Concert
This suite of HARMAN technologies delivers personalized and interactive live concert experiences remotely, with entirely new levels of customization and immersion. Users can curate a custom sight and sound experience with a variety of available camera angles and audio profiles, and participate in two-way interactions with the venue, other concert goers and even the performers - all from the comfort of their vehicles.

HARMAN ExP Creator Studio
HARMAN ExP Creator Studio combines customizable audio, lighting and camera capabilities to transform the vehicle into a working creative space and a pro-level studio that can go wherever the action is. And with content captured and edited through user-friendly controls on the steering wheel, a virtual assistant has all the tools to prepare for publishing.

EISA: Excellence in Design, Innovation and Product Quality

HARMAN made its mark again at the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards for Excellence in Design, Innovation, and Product Quality. JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam was named Best Compact Soundbar 2020/2021 for hiding a wealth of technical talent within its compact chassis. As a living room-friendly single-box system, there's no accompanying subwoofer here – instead, the soundbar's five active drivers are joined by four passive radiators that provide tangible, well-integrated bass. Then, for a cinematic sound experience, Virtual Dolby Atmos DSP combines with JBL's automatic Multibeam calibration for a soundstage that offers width, height, and excellent effects placement.

In 2021, HARMAN and its Huemen design team have already won a total of 95 design and technology awards: 48 Red Dot Awards in the areas of product design, brands & communication design, and design concept, including the highly coveted “Red Dot Best of the Best” award for the Mark Levinson No. 5105 turntable, one EISA Award, 21 iF Design Awards, two iF User Interface Design Awards and 20 CES Innovation Awards including “Best in Innovation” for the Harman Kardon Radiance 2400 speaker system.