Depicted as having two heads, JANUS is one of the most ancient and important Roman god. He had the same prominence as Jupiter. Janus was the god of gates, passages and more generally “beginnings”. He “opens” the door to a new way of design and creation. Janus, “heads of gods”, presided the creation.
Nowadays, JANUS is a label which rewards companies for the quality of their design. For the awarding of JANUS, the following criteria are considered :
– innovation on the market
– functionality regarding service, ergonomics and easiness of use of the products.
– coherence between the aestheticism, the choice of materials and the use of the product.
– the environment challenge because the design becomes integrated into a global citizen step and because the respect of the environment is today as important as the human or the commercial aspects.