Nix Sensor Ltd selected as a two-time winner in prestigious German Design Awards

Hamilton, ON, October 20, 2017. Nix Sensor Ltd, Ontario-based technology company, has been named a two-time winner of the internationally recognized 2018 German Design Awards. Their hand-held colorimeters the Nix Pro Color Sensor and Nix Mini Color Sensor were awarded Winners of Excellent Product Design by the German Design Council, Germany’s leading brand and design authority.


Nix’s powerful color sensors provide accurate color measurement of any surface and sends the data to the accompanying smartphone application. Once a color is scanned, users can match to more than 28,000 colors in the application’s library, discover color harmonies, save colors by project or room, incorporate digital color values in their projects, and even locate the nearest paint shop. Their unique and patented shape blocks out all ambient light, which allows for its industry leading accuracy.

“We are very proud to be awarded winners of the German Design Awards,” shares Matthew Sheridan, CEO and Founder of Nix Sensor Ltd. “It is an honor to have our products internationally recognized and presented by leading authorities in the design industry. Our success could not be possible without the most passionate team in the business.”

The German Design Award is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal is to discover, present, and honor unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape. Launched in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the most well-respected design competitions in the world and is held in high regard well beyond professional circles.

With their unique nomination process, products and communication design services are only invited to participate in the German Design Awards if their product demonstrates outstanding design quality. This year there were more than 5,000 entries, with 758 coming from abroad. The jury of over 40 design experts from various disciplines including the world of design, business, education and science, assessed each product before selecting the winners that best reflected the overall aspects of excellent product design.

German Design Council will bestow the German Design Award within the context of the world’s largest consumer goods fair Ambiente 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. With more than 1,200 participants from the fields of politics, industry, design and press, the award ceremony is one of the most significant design events of the year. Accompanying the award ceremony, all winners will be featured as part of the German Design Award –Excellent Product Design exhibition at the Frankfurt Fairgrounds.


About the German Design Award:

The German Design Award is conferred by the German Design Council, Germany’s leading brand and design authority. Its mission is to present the latest developments on the German design scene. Established in 1953 as a foundation on the initiative of the German Bundestag, it supports the economy in consistently achieving brand value through design. This makes the German Design Council one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the field of design. In addition to business associations and institutions, the exclusive network of foundation members includes, in particular, the owners and brand managers of many well-known companies.

About Nix Sensor Ltd.

Nix Sensor Ltd. is a Hamilton, Ontario technology company who has developed what has become the world’s leading tools for precise color measurement. The innovative company provides advanced color measurement and custom color solutions to clients worldwide. Nix Sensor Ltd. helps solve the toughest of color problems by offering professionals an accurate, objective, and cutting-edge solution to the age-old problem of ‘what color is that?’