Well, this one has blown us away!
YBell has been announced a Gold winner at the 2019 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) in the Sport and Leisure Design category.
IDEA is one of the most prestigious and rigorous design competitions in the world, highlighting the absolute best that industrial design has to offer. This year, IDEA received more than 1,600 entries from 24 countries and regions. Only 101 of those entries were selected to receive awards, and only 19 of these were designated Gold.
Our co-creator Michael Hoppe was present to accept the award at the 39th annual IDEA Ceremony on 21 August 2019 in Chicago, where it was a privilege to be recognised by our industry peers.
As an IDEA Gold winner, YBell will become part of the permanent collection in the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan. Winners will also feature in IDSA INNOVATION magazine’s Yearbook of Design Excellence 2019.