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Five item products nominated for the 'German Design Award 2015'


Products from item Industrietechnik GmbH have once again been nominated for the German Design Award. This coveted prize has gone to Solingen twice already in previous years.

This year, the German Design Council has put forward five products from three item categories. "We have been really struck by the quality of design – your work stands out from the crowd, impresses down to the smallest detail and is therefore helping to drive forward the German and international design scene," said the judging panel, explaining its decision.

One of the five products to be nominated for the German Design Award 2015 is the TPS Stairway/Platform System. Its intelligent concept ensures users can easily access any part of a machine and carry out work safely at various heights. All components have been carefully coordinated in terms of form and function, are made from robust materials and feature a clear, attractive design.

Other candidates for the award come from the Work Bench System. The item Work Bench System, which was awarded the AGR "Certified & recommended" seal earlier this year, impressed the judges with its optimum ergonomics and back-friendly design. The 6W to 30W LED Machine Light Fittings also won recognition recently in the form of the iF product design award. They have been developed for use in tough conditions inside machines and cover five power output stages. The Light Fittings can be pivoted 360° and feature an intelligent, concealed adapter system that is compatible with the item Line 8 profile groove.

The products from the MB Building Kit System for mechanical engineering that have been put forward for the German Design Award 2015 are the Automatic Flat Bracket and Automatic Angle Bracket Sets and Linear Unit GSF 8 40 R10. The item MB Building Kit System is the optimum solution for all design and construction tasks involving factory equipment engineering. It can be used to build everything from simple frames to fully automated production lines. There are virtually no limits to how its modular components can be combined.

The German Design Award is presented by the German Design Council, which is one of the foremost international centres of expertise for design. As a service provider to industry, it offers a forum where companies can share sector-specific know-how in branding and design.

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