At this year's universal design award HEWI received several prizes: Both the jury of experts, made up of renowned designers and proven experts in universal design, as well as the consumer jury, chose HEWI's mobile hinged support rails and escape route solutions as winners.
The functionality of the mobile hinged support rails convinced both the expert jurors and the consumer jury, so that they were awarded with the universal design award 2014 and the consumer favorite 2014. The universal design award is given in recognition of outstanding products, which are forward-looking and are designed for multi-generational use. Video
The universal design consumer favorite prize is awarded by a group of critical users. 100 people from all kinds of different age groups make up the jury, which checks the products submitted for user friendliness. HEWI's mobile hinged support rails and escape route solutions had the honour of receiving the coveted prize.
The award ceremony was held during the MCBW (Munich Creative Business Week). This year's laudators included Franz Josef Pschierer, State Secretary in the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, and Fritz Frenkler, Chairman of the Jury, holder of the Industrial Design chair at the TUM (Technische Universität München).