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Red Dot Winner

Red Dot Design Award for FATZER

The PERFORMA-DT from FATZER won over the 38-member jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. With its high-performance stranded rope, FATZER proved its design excellence in the most important competition for product design, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The international experts discussed and assessed each of the 4,928 entries from 56 countries. But only the designs that displayed high quality and innovative power were given an award. The PERFORMA-DT from FATZER won the award “Honourable Mention”.

An Honourable Mention is awarded by the Red Dot jury members to a particularly well-executed aspect of design work. Products that convince the jury with a well thought-out design solution are recognised with this distinction.

Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award: “For 60 years, the most-respected design experts have been convening every year in Essen to seek out the best designs. This year we had a record number of almost 5,000 entries – a huge amount of work for our jury members, who assessed each individual product, and a special value of the distinction due to the high standard. The laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 have demonstrated exceptionally high achievements and have thus been deservedly successful in the world’s largest design competition.”

Red Dot Design Museum Essen
With roughly 2,000 exhibits over 4,000 square metres, the Red Dot Design Museum presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. The successful entries in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 will be shown from 29 June to 26 July 2015 in an impressive special exhibition in the midst of the historical industrial architecture of the Zollverein World Heritage site. In “Design on Stage”, visitors will experience the current top achievements up close and personal, because this hands-on exhibition expressly encourages visitors to touch and try out the exhibits. In this way, fans of design can find out about the trends in international product design and see for themselves the good quality of the PERFORMA-DT from FATZER.

With urban cableways, a means of transport which formerly was used primarily to make mountain regions accessible conquers the city. The new PERFORMA-DT stranded rope from FATZER was developed especially for this application. The technology, which uses plastic profiles between the strands, is eliminating strand-related vibration in haulage and hoisting operations. These profiles fill the surrounding circular area nearly completely, separating the strands from one another and stabilizing them in position. As a result of its smooth surface structure, the rope runs practically without vibration and noiselessly across rollers and sheaves. And just as compelling is the rope’s greatly reduced settlement. The new PERFORMA-DT stranded rope was developed especially for heavy, detachable (DT) urban ropeways and is especially recommended for systems with high haulage capacities, as well as in situations in which vibration and noise would compromise the comfort and well-being of passengers, residents and passers-by. And to fulfill the customers needs regarding the corporate identity, the plastic profiles can be manufactured in any desired color