2014 New York Design Awards - Deadlines

13 May 2014 - Extended Deadline
14 May 2014 - Judging
17 May 2014 - Finalists announced
17 May 2014 - Rating Closes
20 May 2014 - Awards Presentation

Product Design - Active Life

This award celebrates creative and innovative design for either a component or overall product. Consideration given to aspects that relate to human usage, aesthetics, selection of components and materials, and the resolution of assembly, manufacturing and the overall function.

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Nominations in Category

Smartstreets-Cyclepark™: Transformational bike parking - Smartstreets Ltd

Product Design - Active Life

- Winner

Cities, campuses and other shared spaces often experience problems with random, unauthorized bicycle parking and bicycle theft. Cyclists will seek to lock their bike as close as possible to a destination and will use a sign post, railing or lamp post in the absence of official bike parking facilities. This can create problems with chained bikes being lifted off the top of short sign posts and bicycles blowing or loosely secured bicycles being knocked over to create trip hazards. The Smartstreets-Cyclepark design quickly improves official bike parking opportunities across cities and campuses without adding clutter, by transforming existing sign posts and lamp posts in a matter of minutes into secure bike parking for two bicycles. This makes streets safer, reduces bike theft and improves civic pride by helping Councils and Municipalities encourage cycling and keep streets looking well organized with greater provision for bike parking, even on narrow streets where traditional bike parking stands would take up too much room.


Product Design - Active Life

- Winner

MYBELL is the world’s 1st customizable bicycle bell – think ringtones for your bike. Specifically, MYBELL is a programmable audio and visual platform that empowers users to choose how they want to sound and look (especially at night). MYBELL uses a high power speaker to play sound files at high volumes and three high intensity LEDs to provide visibility at night. Users can upload their selected digital sound files MYBELL empowers people by offering freedom of choice which captivates imaginations. As socially responsible individuals we should encourage cycling and freedom of choice. MYBELL provides a range of options to match any environment which will change the way bikers and mobile scooters are perceived and recognized. MYBELL will embolden people to try sustainable means of transportation which will play a part in making the world a better place.

Ecto Handplanes - Ecto Handplanes

Product Design - Active Life


Ecto Handplanes recycle broken surfboards into thrilling high speed bodysurfing devices known as handplanes, or handboards. Ecto Handplanes have been designed with a unique shape, and required developing a special manufacturing technique to recycle the foam of broken surfboards - which are normally put in the bin on a one way trip to landfill.



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