NeilPryde Alize (left) and Diablo (right).
Hong Kong, April 7, 2011.
With entries of designers and companies from 60 countries and 4,433 products, NeilPryde's Alize and Diablo have won the 2011 red dot design award. We certainly know what that feels like, since back in 2004 and 2005, we too won twice (the folks who publish this blog) and it is a great achievement. Congrats.
Alize and Diablo from NeilPryde clearly impressed the judges as they were both awarded the coveted red dot. The red dot is an award for high design quality.
Only products that clearly stand out from comparable products due to their outstanding design receive the sought after quality seal from the international jury.
“As always, our jury cast a very careful eye over the products submitted. Design quality has asserted itself clearly in the judging process, with genuine and new creative solutions also being rewarded. Both of these criteria are not just yardsticks for good design, but also for the potential for success on the market”, says Professor Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator of the red dot design award. This year, designers and companies from 60 countries entered 4,433 products in the red dot award: product design.
The red dot design award.
The red dot design award dates back to 1955 and is now the world’s largest and most distinguished design competition. It breaks down into the three disciplines ‘red dot award: product design’, ‘red dot award: communication design’ and ‘red dot award: design concept’.
The Alize is an aerodynamic road bike with an expressive character, perfect for the competitive cyclist who thrives on breaking away from the peleton. Its clean design combines elegant, dynamic aesthetics with an aerodynamic performance reached by an optimized tube profiling and an extension of the Kammtail. As evidenced through wind tunnel tests, the changing aerofoil profile along the length of the tubes manages the airflow specific to the aerodynamic characteristics of each element – frame, forks, wheels and components. The innovative airfoil cross sections are designed to extend the trailing edge of the air flow without increasing weight. The bike was created with controlled, fluid and refined surfacing using advanced 3D modeling techniques.
The Diablo is the ultimate high-performance bike suited to race enthusiasts who excel on the Alpine ascents and the final sprint. It shows an exoskeleton design of continuous carbon fibres fully integrated into the monocoque front triangle. Integrated sculptural surfaces in the transitions and tubes enhance stiffness without increasing weight. Stiffness ribs were also incorporated into strategic locations on the fork blades, chain and seat stays. The resulting organic form language expresses a muscular and powerful character that visually communicates enhanced lightweight performance.
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