Munich, last Tuesday, the VOLVO SportsDesign AWARD celebrated with this year's winners. The jury made it's decisions and nominated products and concepts in the following categories: ski equipment, board equipment, outdoor equipment, apparel, wheelers, accessories, and concepts (see all winners here).
This year's theme is "EcoDesign" - focusing on systematically bringing ecological factors into play at the earliest stages of the product planning, development and design process. Our special congrats go to the concepts category winner Max Koriath (the guy holding that huge 5000 EUR check).
His "Schöner Boot Fahren" wooden boat is made of beech wood and produced with an industrial process which enables three-dimensional rounded freeform surfaces. The wood grows again permanently and has a positive life-cycle assessment. The material can be completely composted and damaged parts can easily be replaced, just like the engine bonnet of a car.