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European Product Design Award 2021 Winners

February 4, 2022
As we get closer and closer to the 2022 ePDA submission deadline, we would like to recap our 2021 winners, showing how many talented and exceptional artists we have had the opportunity to discover through the award. 2021 was a difficult year for all of us, but seeing how much wonderful work was created in the year made us forget all the difficulties. In addition to the categories from previous years, winners were announced in two new categories: Design for Humanity and Design Innovation of the Year. Let’s take a look at these awarded designers’ artworks!
EyeControl, a communication system for locked-in patients which transforms their eye movements into voice

Design for Humanity

Taga is an award-winning industrial design and development firm. Taga is recognized for producing exceptional products that have a significant influence on their industry, whether by creating a new category or delivering a technology or user experience breakthrough. They've produced and developed over 1000 items in the areas of medical devices, consumer goods, and professional equipment, devoting our time and attention to making our clients' aspirations a reality.

EyeControl - Taga team

EyeControl is a communication technology that converts locked-in patients' eye motions into voice. The individual is cognizant and cognitively intact enough to communicate through eye movements. The first element of the EyeControl system is a head wearing device with a camera that detects eye pupil movements. The second half of the system is the audio unit, which acts as a speaker and broadcasts the person's voice to his surroundings at the ideal level and convenience. EyeControl and Taga collaborated to build a high-end product with competitive features at a cheap cost of manufacture.
EyeControl, a communication system for locked-in patients which transforms their eye movements into voice
3d printed bike

Waldwiesel - the first 3D-printed E-Gravel Bike - Sebastian Meinecke

Urwahn Bikes has created the world's first 3D-printed Gravel E-Bike, elevating outdoor mobility to new heights. They have completely utilized the capabilities of 3D printing. As a result, the Waldwiesel's original frame design is unrivaled, and the elastic back end, in particular, ensures flexibility for unrivaled riding comfort. The Waldwiesel is a visual and functional delight to hunt in the woods, thanks to several technical advancements like GPS tracking, integrated LED light units, and even an inconspicuously integrated strong electric motor.

Design Innovation of the Year

Sebastian Meinecke is Urwahn Bike’s designer who led the winning project. They rethought the bike with a love for technology, exceptional craftsmanship, and seamless design. This reinvention transforms commuting in the city's harsh conditions into a one-of-a-kind experience through an uncompromising driving experience. Meinecke as an avid cyclist wanted to encourage more people to make the move to a more ecologically friendly mode of transportation. In 2014, he came up with the concept of "Urwahn Bikes." He wanted to create a bike that is user-friendly and inspires people on a whole level with its minimalist design and technological advancements. His team’s objective was to create a framework that was human-centered and effectively suited to the whole product life cycle while maintaining a high level of sustainability and cost-effectiveness.
3d printed bike
a red minimalistic rocking chair