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VELUX Step solution receives the “Red Dot Award 2020”

Among the best in Product Design
logo reddot winner 2020

VELUX Modular Skylights, Step Solution is awarded the “Red Dot” in the category of Product Design 2020. The international jury awarded this sought-after seal of quality to our product: the VELUX Modular Skylights, Step Solution.

Interieur from Belgian office building with daylight coming through the VELUX Step Solution

Interieur from Belgian office building with daylight coming through the VELUX Step Solution

photo of David Briggs

David Briggs


We are of course truly honoured to receive this seal of quality for outstanding product design. Our products provide daylight and fresh air to improve peoples’ quality of life, that is at the core of our brand. With the Red Dot Label, we can raise awareness about the quality of our products - in this case the VELUX Modular Skylight Step Solution - and associate our brand with good design.

Multiple rows of skylight modules connected create a large glass roof

As the product name indicates, the new VELUX Step Solution has a unique step structure where multiple rows of skylight modules can be connected to create a large glass roof. It is characterized by a minimalistic design with a coherent and elegant structure with thin supporting beams.

Erik Kjærgaard

R&D Director, VELUX Commercial

We designed the VELUX Step Solution to offer our customers an elegant solution with maximum daylight for larger glazed areas. We have thereby expanded our solution range from modules installed side by side to this unique step structure. Our mounting system connects the modules closer, and the flashings ensures a watertight solution in the significant elegant VELUX Modular Skylights design.

The new VELUX Step Solution is a technologically advanced product, specifically suited to commercial and public buildings, both new build and refurbishment.

The new solution is available in three different configurations:

  • Step Longlight 5-25°
  • Step Ridgelight 25°
  • Step Ridgelight 5-25° on Girder.

Detailed evaluation of the products entered

In 2020, designers and companies from 60 countries entered more than 6,500 products in the competition.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec

founder and CEO of Red Dot

The winners of the Red Dot Award have proved that they have created excellent products worthy of winning an award. The products won over the jury not only through their aesthetic, but also thanks to their incomparable functionality. With their designs, the award winners are setting new standards in their industry. I wish to congratulate them most sincerely on their success.

Each year, several thousand entries are registered for the Red Dot Award making it one of the largest design competitions in the world.

An international jury awards companies within the three categories of 

  • Red Dot Award: Product Design
  • Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design  
  • Red Dot Award: Design Concept.

First introduced in 1955, the Red Dot Award the jury awards products that feature an outstanding design. Its distinction, the Red Dot, is established internationally as one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design. From products, brand communication and creative projects to design concepts and prototypes, the Red Dot Award documents the most prominent trends worldwide. Find more information on the awards’ history and development at www.red-dot.de

Read more about the VELUX Step solution and the benefits it offers for atrium design, also in our eBook “VELUX Step Solution – Design with maximum daylight”.

Outside view of the installed VELUX Step Solution

Outside view of the installed VELUX Step Solution

Due to hidden actuators, the venting modules appear identical to fixed modules when closed, creating a sleek and uniform aesthetic. Factory-finished flashings between each row ensures effective drainage of water from the roof. The installation of the new Step Solution creates vibrant spaces and openness with natural light in, for instance, public buildings.

See case study for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Country Council.

Step Solution,  Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council - Photography Roger O’Sullivan

Step Solution,  Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council - Photography Roger O’Sullivan –  see case study

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