Springfree Trampoline Wins International Design Excellence Award
Submitted by katherine on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 11:40
SEATTLE--()--Springfree™ Trampoline, based in Issaquah, received a Silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA®) from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). The IDEA® program is the preeminent international design competition for industry leaders including Microsoft, Samsung of South Korea, Belkin and GE Healthcare. Winners of the IDEA program will be put on permanent display at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan.
“This award reflects the revolutionary work of Springfree Trampoline’s inventor, Dr. Keith Alexander, and many years of hard work and commitment by our team”
“This award reflects the revolutionary work of Springfree Trampoline’s inventor, Dr. Keith Alexander, and many years of hard work and commitment by our team,” said Steven Holmes, president and CEO, Springfree Trampoline. “Innovative design is the foundation of our business and this award inspires us to constantly strive for new design solutions to keep families safe.”
Springfree Trampoline’s one-of-a-kind design removes areas that cause injury on spring-based trampolines. The design replaces steel springs with a flexible composite rod system, removes hard edges and a need for padding with the SoftEdge mat and has a strong FlexiNet® enclosure with flexible enclosure rods to keep jumpers safely on the trampoline.
The 2011 IDEA jury, composed of 20 international design experts from design consultancies, corporations and universities, spent weeks previewing a record 2,000 entries from 39 countries. Out of 524 finalists, 27 were honored with the Gold award, 68 received Silver and 96 won Bronze.
For more information, visit www.springfreetrampoline.com.
Started in 1980 by IDSA, the International Design Excellence Awards program (IDEA®) fosters business and public understanding about the impact of design excellence on the quality of life and the economy. The IDEA program is considered one of the most preeminent design competitions in the nation with its scope and influence reaching far beyond U.S. boundaries.
About Springfree™ Trampoline
Springfree™ Trampoline, the world’s safest trampoline, is sold in 15 countries and received the 2010 Product of the Year Award, United States. Springfree™ Trampoline is available in retail stores across the United States. For more information or to buy, phone 1(877) JUMP-SAFE or visit www.springfreetrampoline.com.
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