LIGNOLOC® – the collated wood nail – developed by Austrian company Raimund BECK KG, was selected as the winner in the category ‘Excellent Product Design – Workshop and Tools’ by the German Design Council. The award ceremony will take place on 7th February as part of Ambiente 2020 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
LIGNOLOC® is the first magazine loaded nail made of wood. It is shot into the wood material, without pre-drilling, by a pneumatic nailer and thus replaces traditional steel nails. A true innovation that is environmentally friendly, sustainable and enables a more purist use of wood – without any metal, glue or similar.
“We are incredibly proud that our product, which usually plays the leading role unnoticed, has shifted into focus and has been honoured with such a premium prize,” says Stefan Siemers, director research and development at Raimund BECK KG.
“We believe that ecology is entering our industry step-by-step and we want to do our part to make fastening solutions greener, cleaner and smarter,” adds Christian Beck, CEO and general manager at BECK.
The LIGNOLOC wood nail system reflects the company’s mission to rethink fastening and develop new technologies, and to create connections of better quality and pave the way for new solutions beyond the usual.
The German Design Award is the international premium prize awarded by the German Design Council. Its goal is to discover, present, and honour unique trends in design. Every year, top class entries in product and communication design are honoured, each of which blazes new trails in the international design landscape. The award, launched in 2012, is among the most prestigious design competitions worldwide and has an excellent reputation far beyond specialist circles.
Since the launch, the German Design Award has grown significantly. Back then, 1,500 entries were presented to the jury – last year there were more than 5,000 submitted. The high international response of the German Design Award is underscored by the number of participants. The international share of entries was around 55%.
The German Design Award 2020 joins a number of prestigious awards that LIGNOLOC has received so far. Including materialPREIS2018, Green Product Award 2018, Innovation Award Architecture + Construction 2019 and Best Product Award 2019 – Houses of the Year.
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