Orbitkey wins the top distinction iF Gold Design Award
Not gonna lie, we’re absolutely stoked about our latest milestones! Orbitkey just landed a Gold Award for the iF Design Award 2018; one that has a reputation as an internationally recognised symbol of design excellence since its founding in 1953. If you’re not too familiar with this, it’s an annual world-renowned competition, where thousands of design-focused products are submitted and assessed across a group of judges over a three-day examination and judging period.
This year saw 6,402 entries submitted from 54 countries, and from this selection, only 75 entries won the Gold Award - Orbitkey being the only Australian company in the ‘Product’ Category! We’re so honoured that our Orbitkey Key Organiser 2.0 had won over the 63-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world.
Last week, Charles and Richard from our design team braved a 24-hour flight to Munich in Germany, to attend the prestigious awards ceremony that took place in BMW Welt. The impressive venue was filled with over 2,000 guests, and it was such a humbling moment for us to be part of such a memorable night of high spirits and celebrations!
For those who don’t know, our Key Organiser takes pride in it’s simple, yet considered design. Featuring a custom-designed locking mechanism, paired with a premium leather, elastomer or canvas band, the keys are secured and can be arranged according to preference. The versatile Key Organiser takes into account the customers’ needs for ease of use, an everyday carry that not only looks great, but feels great.
Orbitkey 2.0 Key Organiser Design Features:
Secure & Custom-Designed Locking Mechanism
The fully-integrated locking mechanism is carefully considered and custom-designed, working in conjunction with 1 or 2 wave washers (number of keys dependent) to prevent accidental loosening of the mechanism itself, while allowing for tension adjustment.
The form of the locking mechanism has a concave surface with a smooth finish, where your thumb can sit seamlessly for easy handling and comfort.
The sculpted form and soft edges of the D-Ring protect the leather straps, while adding sophistication to the overall minimal appearance.
The hardware is made from stainless steel; a material that is equipped with additional strength and properties that have a high resistance to corrosion despite elevated temperatures and pressures.
Slim and Sleek
The versatile hardware reduces the overall thickness of the Orbitkey Key Organiser, without sacrificing durability.
The classic premium leather band demonstrates the perfect balance between contemporary industrial design and traditional hand craftsmanship. The refined cushioned leather band is also more comfortable with the extra leverage, while reinforcing the strap so it’s easier to operate.
Showcasing in the NYC MoMA Design Stores
On top of that, we’re also super excited to announce that our flagship product, the Orbitkey Key Organiser 2.0, has been selected to showcase in all three of the MoMA Design Stores in New York City. This is such an amazing achievement for us as their product selection is pretty intense - each product under consideration is assessed against 8 different criteria (in or related to MoMA’s Collection, in or related to their exhibitions, innovative materials, innovative function, innovative technology, educational design for children, textile innovation and icons of design). With MoMA carrying such a wide variety of design-focused brands, it’s definitely worthwhile checking them out!
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