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    The Simplon SENGO 275 received an iF award 2015 in the "Product" category.

    The SENGO 275 won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2015 and thus counts as one of the prize winners of the prestigious iF label. The number of applicants was huge: the international top-class expert jury had to give the coveted quality label to one out of nearly 5,000 applications from 53 different countries!

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    Simplon SENGO received the Red Dot Design Award 2015

    The ideal combination of clear and top-quality design, technological sophistication and exceptionally good riding properties give the SENGO 275 the red dot bicycle design award 2015.

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    German Design Award 2014 for NEXIO and RAZORBLADE 29

    The winners of the German Design Award 2014 have been decided: from more than 1,900 high-quality entries.

    From the enormous number of excellent competitive contributions the 30 member jury gave 1 of 90 coveted Winner awards to the Simplon RAZORBLADE 29, the mountain bike hardtail and the exclusive special award SPECIAL MENTION went to the road bike frame set NEXIO.

    Jury decision RAZORBLADE 29

    Especially noticeable on the striking carbon design of the Razorblade 29 is the extremely flat tube connection of the top tube to the frame rear end. The dynamic tube bend ensures tension and a nice proportioning and style. The comfort which comes from this, the consciously short chain stays and the low cockpit give it unique handling dynamics. The model combines all benefits of 29" wheels with the sporty seating position of the 26" race hardtails. An extremely high level of quality!

    Only last year the comfort road bike Simplon KIARO was in the competition.

    NEXIO (iF product design award 2013) and RAZORBLADE 29 (red dot design award 2012) were already successful in the prestigious design competitions.

    German Design Award 2014: Simplon NEXIO and Simplon RAZORBLADE 29 nominated

    The German Design Council nominated Simplon aero road bike NEXIO and RAZORBLADE the MTB carbon hardtail for the Jubilee of the famous German Design Award.

    Top-class products and projects from product and communication design, designers and up-and-coming designers, who in their way are pioneering in the German and international design scene. It's not only the expert jury who decides. With the public prize the public who are also interested in design get their say. The aim of the German Design Award is to discover, present and awards unique design trends.

    For the jubilee of the German Design Council the nomination of the German Design Award has a special significance: 60 years of Design culture.

    Only last year the Simplon KIARO, the comfort road bike, was in the competition.

    NEXIO (iF product design award 2013) and RAZORBLADE 29 (red dot design award 2012) were already successful in the prestigious design competitions.

    Simplon NEXIO frame set receives iF Product Design Award 2013

    The NEXIO aero road bike frame set won the iF product design award 2013 and thus counts as one of the winners of the famous iF label. Judged from 3,011 entries.

    For 60 years the iF product design award has been a worldwide recognised brand label for excellent design. The iF brand has established itself internationally as a symbol for exceptional design performance.

    The Simplon NEXIO frame set in the iF online exhibition.

    Simplon KIARO Nominee German Design Award 2013

    Simplon KIARO admitted as one of the top-quality participants for the German Design Award 2013.

    It is evaluated using different criteria such as design quality, degree of innovation, brand value, functionality, ergonomics, and ecological compatibility. “Products and services which should convince us must stand out from the crowd” according to Roland Heiler, juror at the German Design Award 2013. “What makes a product or project worthy of a prize is the convincing overall performance. It needs to meet the high demands of the German Design Award in many aspects”.

    The German Design Council is an independent, internationally active institution, which supports companies in communicating design competence efficiently and at the same time in promoting the design understanding with the mass public. Founded in 1953 by an initiative from the German Government as a foundation, the German Design Council promotes good design thanks to its competitions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications.

    Simplon RAZORBLADE 29 awarded the Red Dot Design prize 2012

     

    SIMPLON Fahrrad GmbH impressed the international expert jury from the red dot award: product design 2012. It received one of the prestigious awards, awarded by a 30-member expert juary after several days of evaluation. Creative people and manfuacturers from all over the world submitted 4,515 designs in total for the well-known product competition. With its high design quality the RAZORBLADE 29 was able to impress the experts and received the prestigious worldwide red dot for the accomplished design of the 29” hardtail. Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the Red Dot Design Award emphasised the high quality level of the competition:, “Also this year the outstanding products from their respective industries faced the tough competition and were subjected to the critical eyes of the jury. The experts examined, tested and evaluated each entry in detail and set highest standards. With their performance the award-winners showed not only exceptional design quality, but also that design is an integral component of innovative product solutions. At this high level the winners can increase their success potential on the market by using our design award.

    Simplon KIARO awarded with the iF Product Design Award 2012

    Two days, 44 experts, 4,322 entries the iF design awards 2012 offered an excellent trend show. This year 44 international experts discussed 4,322 entries from 1,605 participants from 48 countries. Only the best were able to withstand their verdict. The prestigious iF product design award was granted from 2,923 entries and for 16 categories.

    » Simplon KIARO in the iF online exhibition

    Simplon SILKcarbon nominated for design prize Germany 2012

    Our top bike SILKcarbon M2 from the Active Lifestyle Segment is nominated for the design award Germany 2012 by the German Design Council.

    The SILKcarbon M2 is now on the short list for the most prestigious German award for design products in the areas of communication and product design. A requirement for being nominated for the "Award of the Awards" were last years awards for the EUROBIKE awards and the iF product design award. Additionally the nomination confirms that the SILKcarbon M2 is a trendsetter and marketable and is part of the innovative and international design trend. "Design which stands out from the crowd."

    iF Product Design Award 2011 for Simplon SILKcarbon

    The judges chose from 2,756 entries from 1,121 participants from 43 countries.

    Particular attention was paid to the brand image of the individual participants. The jury noticed that the consequent brand management of many companies entailed a strong and succinct product presentation.

    » SILKcarbon in the iF online exhibition

     

     

    Simplon SERUM Red Dot Design Award Winner 2010

    International prestigious quality seal “red dot“ goes to the top-class Simplon SERUM road bike.

     

    The Simplon SERUM belongs to the outstanding products of this year´s red dot award: product design, which is exceptional recognition. How sought after the "red dot" quality seal is worldwide is no secret: this year roughly 1,636 companies from 57 countries with a total of 4,252 entries took part and confronted the prominent international expert jury with a real dilemma. Finally only the very best from the top-class participants were selected.

     

     

    Simplon MR.T nominated for the design prize Germany 2010

    The design award Germany is awarded annually by the German Design Council for exceptional performance in product and communication design. Even designer personalities will be awarded.

     

    The German design award is the premium award by the German Design Council and the award of the awards. An award for exceptional work. Only the work which on the one hand is  a trend-setter and on the other hand marketable will get short-listed provided they have shown their marketability.

    The competition wants to uncover, show and reward design trends. Design which makes a difference.

    TOUR Milestone Award 2010 goes to the Simplon SERUM

    The editorial offices of the four leading German Bike Sport Magazines BIKE; TOUR; TREKKINGBIKE and FREERIDE nominated innovative products of the year 2010 in the categories bikes, components and accessories for the award. The readers then decided via internet voting which of these products were to be awarded with the prestigious "Milestone Award".

    At<wbr /> the traditional Delius Klasing industry get-together for the start of the "Eurobike" on Thursday evening the four editors-in-chief awarded the lucky winners.

    » Report in the TOUR-Magazine

    Simplon SERUM nominated for the German Design Award 2010

    The German Design Award  is awarded annually by the German Design Council for exceptional performance in product and communication design. Designers are also awarded.

    The German Design Award is the premium award from the German Design Council and the award for awardwinners. An award for exceptional work. Only work is shortlisted, which is on the one hand future-oriented and on the other hand marketable and has already proven its marketability.

    The competition wants to detect, show and reward innovative and international design trends. Design which makes a difference.

    EUROBIKE AWARD 2010 for Simplon SILKcarbon

    The international bike industry, a truly “innovative industry”.

    The awardwinners of this year’s EUROBIKE AWARD were honoured on the first day of the world’s leading trade fair of the international bike industry EUROBIKE in Friedrichshafen (1st to 4th September 2010). From 565 entries from 30 countries the expert jury awarded 92 products with the EUROBIKE AWARD 2010.

    The criteria for evaluation were: aerodynamics, efficiency, ergonomics, functionality, practical value, design, weight, level of innovation, comfort, resilience, brand value / branding, choice of material, service, safety, stability, environmental sustainability and workmanship.

    During the exhibition all awarded products and concepts can be seen in a special exhibition in the Foyer West, ground floor of the trade fair area in Friedrichshafen.

    » Simplon SILKcarbon in der EUROBIKE AWARD online exhibition by iF

    Simplon SERUM honoured with the prestigious iF product design award 2010

    “Good design isn’t born in marketing but made by designers”. The jury for the iF product design award 2010 chose from 2,486 entries for the prestigious iF seal of approval.

    In 16 product categories the jurors gave the professional evaluation for the design quality of the entries for the iF product design award 2010. They commented that design counts as a success a value add factor and the products awarded set an example. “Good design isn’t born in marketing but made by designers”, according to jury chairman Fritz Frenkler.

    EUROBIKE AWARD 2009 for Simplon SERUM

    International bike industry presented itself in top form.

    On the first day of the EUROBIKE 2009 in Friedrichshafen (2nd to 5th September) the leading worldwide exhibition for the bike industry awards for the EUROBIKE AWARD 2009 were handed out for special design and innovative performance. This year the international bike industry participated with 400 entries from 25 countries, which were evaluated by an expert jury according to strict evaluation criteria. All awarded entries can be seen in a special exhibition in the Foyer West EG.

    This year for the fifth time the EUROBIKE AWARD, which is awarded by the Messe Friedrichshafen and organised by iF International Forum Design in Hannover has established itself as a unique seal of approval for the bike industry. In a huge market it is an important orientation guide for consumers.

    » Simplon SERUM in the EUROBIKE AWARD online exhibition by iF

    The iF Product Design Award 2009 was awarded to Simplon Mr. T

    “Innovation exists and finds its design” decided the jury of the iF product design award 2009. The time trial machine Simplon Mr. T won the race for the prestigious design award.

     

    The jury agreed: from 2,808 entries from 39 countries the international experts presented the award for excellent design.

    “This year we are pleased about the great popularity which the iF product design award has brought again worldwide. Not only the number of entries was huge, but also the diversity in the individual categories has increased. Technical innovations come from a variety of countries around the world to us and are the guarantee for the quality and the wide spectrum of the competition” according to Ralph Wiegmann, iF Managing Director.

     

    » Simplon MR.T in the iF online exhibition

    EUROBIKE AWARD 2007 SILVER goes to Simplon RAZORBLADE

    269 international entries only eight received the SILVER.

    The applications for the EUROBIKE (30th August to 2nd September 2007) award were numerous and the experts were really busy: from the 269 entries only a few could meet the jury’s strict evaluation criteria.

    In its third year the EUROBIKE AWARD, organised by iF and awarded by the Messe Friedrichshafen, already enjoys a good reputation with manufacturers, dealers and consumers. The award for exceptional design performance qualifies products on the market and offers additional help amongst the huge number of products on offer.

    » Simplon RAZORBLADE in the EUROBIKE AWARD online exhibition by iF

    The Simplon PRIDE receives Red Dot Design Award 2005

    Simplon PRIDE belongs to the winners of the 50 years jubilee of the "red dot" award.

    The PRIDE belongs to the award-winners of this year’s red dot award: product design an exceptional compliment for the jubilee. How established the “red dot” seal of quality “ is worldwide, is shown by 1857 entries from 36 countries. The international famous expert jury only awards the best, most innovative and exceptional products in quality and design.


    The red dot product design award 2005 is the confirmation of innovative work and special appraisal for exceptional work.

    EUROBIKE AWARD 2005 for Simplon GRAVITY

    For the first time as part of awards ceremony on the EUROBIKE the EUROBIKE award

    210 entries from 14 countries were represented to compete for the quality seal for good design. Only a few of them convinced the jury and can be seen in an exciting exhibition from 1st to 4th September on the Messe Friedrichshafen.

    The EUROBIKE AWARD is presented by the Messe Friedrichshafen, the competition designed and implemented together with iF International Forum Design.

    » Simplon GRAVITY in the EUROBIKE AWARD online exhibition by iF

    EUROBIKE AWARD 2005 GOLD for Simplon NANOLIGHT

    For the first time as part of awards ceremony on the EUROBIKE the EUROBIKE award was presented there were only 3 GOLD awards.

    210 entries from 14 countries were represented to compete for the quality seal for good design. Only a few of them convinced the jury and can be seen in an exciting exhibition from 1st to 4th September on the Messe Friedrichshafen.

    As part of a celebratory awards ceremonty on 31st August the winners accepted their awards. The EUROBIKE AWARD is presented by the Messe Friedrichshafen, the competition designed and implemented together with iF International Forum Design.

    » Simplon NANOLIGHT in der EUROBIKE AWARD online exhibition by iF

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