Schindelhauer wins “Gold” at German Design Awards 2022

Internationally renowned prize for Arthur and Antonia.

The German Design Awards have been presented by the German Design Council for the tenth time. The internationally renowned prizes are awarded to companies whose pioneering products and projects stand out in the categories of “Excellent Product Design”, “Excellent Communications Design” and “Excellent Architecture”.

Excellent Product Design 

Schindelhauer was awarded “Gold” for Excellent Product Design in the Bicycles and E-Bikes category for “Arthur and Antonia”. Designed for use in modern urban everyday life, the e- bikes embody the characteristic Schindelhauer design. Modern technologies such as carbon- fibre belt drive, electric motor, high-performance gearbox and German StVZO-compliant lighting system create a symbiosis of progressiveness and classic, timeless design.

“Reduced to the max: the superlight e-bikes ‘Arthur and Antonia’ perfectly embody a new era of urban mobility. Designed for durability and freedom from maintenance, clear, aerodynamic shapes form the basis for the seamless integration of all lovingly coordinated components. A highly aesthetic implementation that impresses in terms of material, form and finish and provides one more good reason to make the switch from using a car,” was the jury’s reasoning for awarding the highest distinction.

German Design Awards 2022: ten years of award-winning pioneering design

The German Design Awards are the largest prizes of the German Design Council and among the most recognised international design awards. For ten years now, the German Design Council has been honouring pioneering designers and their work with this coveted prize. Entries are judged by an international jury made up of leading experts from all disciplines of design. Their judgement is invaluable – anyone whose product/project impresses this jury has demonstrated a high level of competence in design innovation and a sharp focus on the demands of their own customers and the market. In short, whoever wins here is one of the best. An award – whether “Special Mention”, “Winner” or even “Gold” – makes the work globally visible and opens up a valuable network with international reach to the companies and designers.

German Design Council – the organiser

The German Design Council is the German centre of excellence for design, branding and innovation. Its mission is to represent the German design scene and promote and make visible high-quality design. Established in 1953 as a foundation on the initiative of the German Bundestag, it supports industry in consistently achieving brand added value through design. In addition to trade associations and institutions, the exclusive network of members of the German Design Council foundation includes in particular the owners and brand managers of well-known companies. More than 350 companies are currently members of the German Design Council.

The German Design Council is an official partner of the New European Bauhaus initiative.

The New European Bauhaus is a unique EU initiative for a sustainable, aesthetic and inclusive future. Located at the intersection of art, culture, science and technology, the initiative aims to explore ways of shaping our future living environment that will enable Europe to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 within the framework of the European Green Deal. It makes a link between the European Green Deal and our living spaces. It is a call to all Europeans to develop and realise ideas for a sustainable and inclusive, aesthetically, intellectually and emotionally appealing future together.