March 24, 2014 (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – Helinox, a leading producer of lightweight trekking poles and camp furniture, has been recognized with two 2014 Red Dot Design Awards for its Ground Chair and Table One. The international Red Dot jury honored Helinox with the sought-after award for the superior design quality of its lightweight camp furniture. Helinox received the Red Dot award for its Chair One in 2013.
“It’s a privilege to be acknowledged by Red Dot for the Table and Ground Chair,” said Jake Lah, Helinox founder and president. “Our team works tirelessly to craft intelligently designed lightweight products that serve a variety of end markets and uses.”
The Ground Chair combines comfort with lightweight construction (1lb 2oz) to make it extremely versatile. It features foldable lightweight aluminum alloy poles specifically developed to deliver an industry-leading strength-to-weight-ratio. Originally designed for backcountry travel, this chair offers outstanding functionality and stylish design that appeal to broad based markets.
The Table One features foldable legs made from aluminum alloy. The table easily folds up into a small carrying case for convenience and weighs 1lb 5oz. It is designed for a wide range of outdoor uses from family camping to weekend picnics.
The Red Dot design award is one of the world’s largest and most distinguished design competitions, receiving more than 15,000 entries from 70 countries annually. A jury of renowned specialists from around the world identifies the final selection from a range of product design and architecture, represented in 19 categories. The results of the judging process reflect the future of the respective industry and create trends and direction for manufacturers, designers and consumers around the world. They serve as a benchmark and emphasize the link between a sustainable design policy and economic success.
About Helinox: Helinox® by DAC is a leader in lightweight trekking poles and camp furniture. Using their exclusive TH72M aluminum alloy DAC is able to produce extremely lightweight gear with excellent strength and durability. The green anodizing process created for DAC tent poles is used during the manufacturing of Helinox gear to ensure a reduced ecological footprint. Helinox products are distributed exclusively in the Americas by Big Agnes.