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Wanzl's duo tech competition entry for the German Design Council was perfectly chosen: the flexible shelving system was declared the winner in the Excellent Design Segment at the German Design Awards 2016.
The jury's assessment of Wanzl's duo tech
duo tech, the system with the ladder, brings colour to the shop and makes it distinctive. The system, comprising an aluminium upright with a wire ladder inserted on either side, boasts impressive design and functionality. It can appear in any colour – whether corporate colours, something bright and cheerful or simply elegant, with muted shades. The infinite variability of duo tech is another captivating feature. A perfectly resolved and highly adaptable shelving system for the retail sector that allows products to come into their own.
The competition sets the bar high when it comes to finding the winners: its nomination process is unique in that only products and communication design achievements that display a proven standard of quality are invited to take part.
The German Design Award is presented by the German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung), the country’s authority on branding and design. As the representative for the world of German design, it has a big task on its shoulders. The foundation was formed in 1953 at the request of the German government to support the economy by generating continuous brand value through design. Consequently, the Rat für Formgebung is one of the world’s leading centres of expertise for communication and brand design. The foundation’s exclusive network of members includes commercial groups and institutions, as well as owners and branding experts from a number of illustrious companies.