The bike from SKID IKEA receive an award for best product design in one of the world's largest design competitions, the Red Dot Design Award. The bike has also been named "Best of the Best" in the category for groundbreaking design. SKID is an upcoming news available at IKEA in August, 2016.
Every detail of the SKID is designed to make life as easy as possible for the user. The bike has rust and oil-free belt drive holding 15 thousand km, automatic switches and a clever click system to attach and accessories like racks and bike bag that doubles as a backpack. For SKID is also a handy trailer. The bike is designed with Oskar Juhlin, Jan Puranen and Kristian Eke from Veryday design studio.
- SKID compares to a tablet apps as it can be customized using the custom accessories to make life easier for the user. SKID is a great alternative to the car, so that it contributes to a more sustainable lifestyle and a better environment, says Oskar Juhlin, director of industrial design at Veryday.
In this year's version of the design competition awarded IKEA another two Red Dot Awards, and for the portable appliance TO FIND and furniture series LISABO.
The winning entries are displayed at the Red Dot Design Museum and honored at the gala July 4, 2016 at the Aalto-Theater, both located in Essen, Germany. The jury that appointed the winning entries consist of 41 experts in the design that has been chosen among approximately 5200 contributions. The latest product from IKEA, which was awarded a Red Dot Award was room lamp IKEA PS 2014, designed by David Wahl, who received an honorable mention 2015.
About Red Dot Award
Red Dot Award is an international design competition organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. The award has been around since the mid-1950s and last year helped more than 17,000 grants. The prize is divided into three disciplines: product design, communication design and design concept.
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