drTung’s is on a winning streak this week taking out not one but two world-class design awards for their latest product!
Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD. The winning product, drTung’s Activated Charcoal Floss, won in the discipline of Packaging.
The competition was intense: 6,375 entries were submitted from 52 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality. But drTung’s Activated Charcoal Floss won over the 67-member jury – made up of independent experts from all over the world – with its eco-friendly, plastic-free paperboard package which is itself the floss dispenser.
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
For 66 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognised as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world.
Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg generating significant exposure for the product.
Thousands of design professionals and innovative companies from across the globe attend the iF DESIGN AWARD ceremony each year. Take a look at the video below!
The Winning Product – Vegan Activated Charcoal Floss
Plastic dental floss containers are used throughout the world, but plastic is polluting our oceans and landfills. Millions of containers are discarded annually, creating a global plastic epidemic. DrTung’s non-polluting, plastic-free dental floss dispenser can help change this trend.
Made from paperboard, it can be recycled after use without harming wildlife or the environment. The eye-catching package is comfortable to use and slips easily into a pocket or purse, making it convenient to carry or use at home.
The floss itself, manufactured via a patented process, expands during use and is coated with 100% vegetable wax, without petrochemical or animal ingredients. Every detail of this product and packaging is designed to minimize the environmental impact.
The GREEN Good Design Awards
DrTung’s was also a winner of this year’s GREEN Good Design Awards, another world-renowned design prize awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
DrTung’s Activated Charcoal Floss won in the GREEN PRODUCT/GRAPHIC DESIGN category. Now in its 68th year, GOOD DESIGN® is one of the most prestigious Awards Program organised worldwide. It was founded in 1950 by such pioneers in modern design as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Eero Saarinen.
It was one of only 32 worldwide winners in the heavily contested GREEN PRODUCT/GRAPHIC DESIGN category!
Their products have grown out of a passion for bringing healthy smiles naturally. Since their small beginnings, drTung’s has always been on the leading edge, introducing the first commercially available tongue cleaner in 1997 before tongue cleaning was commonly known in the USA. They now provide innovative products for fresher breath and healthier smiles to major natural supermarkets and health stores across the globe.