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June 2011: Corilon violins nominated for the 2012 German Design Council competition
The "Rat für Formgebung" (German Design Council) has nominated Corilon violins’ corporate design and two postcard motifs to the “Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany” competition. These works had previously received the internationally renowned Red Dot Design award, which qualified them for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany competition. Only works which have won design prizes at national or international competitions are eligible for the highest German design award. Our much-admired postcard motifs may be sent for free from our website at: E-Card.
June 2011: Corilon: Co & Co
In the 100% Magenta 2011 issue of Co & Co, a design magazine, our corporate design was showcased in a two-page spread. Every three months, Co & Co presents the most interesting contemporary design trends from the international world of business — a feast for the eyes, and not just for professional designers.
May 2011: A new member joins the Corilon violins team
In autumn 2011, Corilon violins will welcome luthier Elke Baker to our team. Ms. Baker will focus primarily on challenging restoration projects and on antique cellos, a new category of stringed instruments soon to appear in our catalogue.
December 2010: Corilon Violins at the Red Dot Design Museum, Essen
The Red Dot Design Museum in Essen is located in the Zeche Zollverein cultural centre, and world heritage and the avant garde come together at this UNESCO-listed site. During the upcoming year, Corilon violins will be a featured guest in the cultural heart of the Ruhr Valley region in central western Germany. Motifs from our series of postcards and posters will be on display along with exhibitions from the other winners of this year's Red Dot Design Awards — and we could not envision a better setting for the exhibit. The current show at the Red Dot Design Museum is open to visitors on site and online guests at www.red-dot.de, and it demonstrates that good style can build a bridge between tradition and contemporary creativity. The Corilon motifs can be sent for free as e-cards or downloaded as screensavers in our service section.
October 2010: Shortlisted for the MfG Award
Corilon Violins' new corporate design is a smashing success: our new look was named one of the 17 top designs the Bundesverband Druck und Medien, the German Printing and Media Industries Federation, nominated for this year's MfG Award.
August 2010: Two “Red Dot”s for Corilon's new design
Corilon Violins is pleased to have won two prizes in the internationally respected Red Dot design competition: our new corporate design and the related series of postcards and posters won the jury over. The new style can be seen on our correspondence, shipping materials and other office supplies. In early December, our website will also feature the new look, just in time for the presentation of the Red Dot Award.
May 2010: A major instrument in the history of Mittenwald violin making
To commemorate the special exhibition entitled "Mathias Klotz and sons – early Mittenwald violin making" Corilon Violins donated a rare violin crafted by Georg I. Klotz (1687-1737) to the violin-making museum in Mittenwald. The newly discovered instrument dating back to the second generation of the Klotz family ranks amongst the few surviving works by Georg Klotz. The donation is Corilon Violins' expression of thanks to the museum for the many years of fruitful work together.