Finnish design victorious in international Red Dot competition


Finnish design victorious in international Red Dot competition

Merivaara’s medical lights awarded with Red Dot design award

Merivaara is thrilled to announce that its new medical lights, Merivaara Q-Flow 1 and Q-Flow 2, have been honored with the prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award for 2024. This recognition highlights Merivaara's commitment to excellence and innovation in medical equipment design: “The Q-Flow 1 and Q-Flow 2 lamps not only allow for true-to-life colour rendition, but also impress with their ergonomics and flexible application possibilities.” highlights the jury of the competition.

The Red Dot Award is an international design award given annually to outstandingly designed products in various categories. The award is presented at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, and is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. The award is given to products that stand out for their innovative design, usability and visual appeal. The winners are selected by an international jury of experts and it is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. Winning products are entitled to use the "Red Dot" -label. Merivaara's award-winning products emerged as the winners amongst thousands of entries from 60 countries.

Merivaara's Q-Flow 1 examination lamp and the Q-Flow 2 minor surgical lamp are designed for small surgical operations performed outside main operating rooms. Q-Flow 1 and Q-Flow 2 utilize the technology of the large Q-Flow surgical lights, where excellent tissue color rendition is an essential feature. The light heads can be easily connected to arms optimized for different procedures, which improves the ergonomics of the healthcare staff. The new lamps of the Q-Flow product series can be used with one hand: this improves patient safety, as the user can keep the other hand clean for patient treatment. Smooth design of splash proof enclosure ensures efficient cleaning of the product.

"We are thrilled to receive the Red Dot Product Design Award," rejoices Jyrki Nieminen Director, New Product Development "This recognition underscores our commitment to delivering not only beautiful but also functional and user-friendly solutions that meet healthcare professionals' evolving needs worldwide. Our talented team's dedication and creativity have brought these exceptional products to life."

Design has been a strategic part of Merivaara’s product development already a long time and specific “Design DNA” has been created together with design agency Seos. This strategic partnership ensures high-quality products with fluent usability throughout product lines. Pekka Kumpula, Managing Director at Seos Design, emphasized the pivotal role of design in medical device development “Design plays a crucial role in the development of medical devices by translating ideas and concepts into tangible and visually appealing products that meet the needs of the end users, ideally exceeding their expectations for user experience and at the same time communicating brand in a coherent manner throughout the product portfolio.”

For more information about Merivaara Q-Flow 1 and Q-Flow 2, please visit Merivaara webpages


About Merivaara Corporation:

Merivaara is a leader in intuitive healthcare technology and industrial design, with surgery room solutions being a key focus and growth area. The company was established in 1901, and with its metal beds, improved hospital hygiene significantly. Today, Merivaara’s operating tables, surgical lights, OR integration and AV systems, and services improve patient safety and increase the quality and efficiency of surgery operations in leading international hospitals. Merivaara is member of Lojer Group.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jyrki Nieminen Director, New Product Development +358 40 8439755


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