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Götte und Partner Industrialdesign

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Category

Product Design, Newcomer

Awarded

'FIRUN SWISS PREMIUM SLEDGE'


www.goette-partner.ch

www.firun.ch

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'Firun Swiss Premium Sledge'

'Firun Swiss Premium Sledge'

'Firun Swiss Premium Sledge'

'Firun Swiss Premium Sledge'

'Firun Swiss Premium Sledge'

Essay

The 'Firun' sled treats the traditional material, wood, in a new and surprising way. The use of moulded plywood gives rise to a contemporary sled designed with functional aspects in mind – one that is clearly superior to its classic predecessors in terms of driving characteristics, comfort and safety. Particularly important in this connection is the suspended seat, which has excellent cushioning properties and effectively protects the driver against hard shocks to the spine and pelvis. If you pull the front of the sled up while driving, chromium steel claws bring it rapidly to a halt with very little effort.

Comment by the nominators:
The simple elegance of this moulded plywood sled stems from the manufacturing process, resulting in a product of a highly distinctive character.