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Focus SB is shortlisted for an SBID International Design Award 2021

  Friday, 20 August 2021 10:47
Focus SB is shortlisted for an SBID International Design Award 2021

The SBID International Design Awards finalists for 2021 have been revealed, boasting an impressive shortlist of award-worthy entries across Interior Design, Product Design and Fit-Out. We are pleased to announce that Focus SB is among the impressive global design talent to have become a finalist in this year’s SBID International Design Awards for our entry, Latching Push Button Switch in the Lighting category.

Considered as one of the most prestigious accolades in interior design and respected by the industry at large, success in SBID’s GOLD-rated awards programme is achieved purely for design, innovation and functionality of the entries. The finalists in each category therefore demonstrate the highest standards of design excellence for interior products within their field, spanning the commercial and residential design sectors.

Each finalist has been evaluated by industry-leading experts for functionality, technical merit, creative delivery and ability to inspire; highlighting the value that expert interior design and specialist craftsmanship can bring to businesses, homes and society as a whole.
Focus SB’s latching push button switch is the only one of its kind on the market that can be used to replace any conventional light switch (toggle or rocker) up to the rating of 6AX.

The functionality options available in our push button switch (‘bell push’) style include conventional on/off light switch (latching), retractive (for use with third party home automation controls / inline dimming), or use as a doorbell.

Design consultants are offered the flexibility to mix and match with conventional toggle switches on the same grid and plate (rockers and push buttons can be mixed but custom plates would be required). Focus SB’s push button style switches, grids and cover plates can be ordered pre-assembled or as separate components. This gives your customers the option of choosing light switches as push button, rocker or toggle irrespective of whether they have conventional light, inline dimming or lighting control.

Gary Stevens, our Managing Director says: "It's fantastic to see Focus SB shortlisted as a lighting finalist in the SBID's product design awards for the second year running! To be recognised for our achievements pitching us alongside some of the best global design talent means a lot. We are a relatively small specialist manufacturing operation and these prestigious awards are an opportunity for us to shine a spotlight on our people, recognising not only their unique skills and dedication, but also to thank them for their amazing resilience in what's been a challenging time for many. We look forward to announcing more product launches in autumn 2021!”

To complete the final stage of the judging process, the public are now invited to vote for their favourite projects. Accounting for an influential 30% of the results, the ultimate end-users of design have the final say in which entries go on to receive a prestigious SBID Award.

Please show your support for Focus SB and cast your votes at the SBID website for our shortlisted entry!

The public vote will close on Friday 10 September at 5pm (BST).