A distinguished jury comprising 38 experts chose the elegant LEAOS E-bike as the winner in its category for the world’s most important design prize. LEAOS, the top-class manufacturer based in the northern Italian city of Bolzano, succeeded in prevailing against intense competition, with a total of 5,000 products submitted. The most important evaluation criteria for the coveted seal of approval were quality, innovativeness and excellent design that sets itself apart in a clear way. In his first statement, the company’s managing director Armin Oberhollenzer said, “This is incredibly satisfying for the whole team, and confirms that we’re heading in the right direction. We see it as one more validation of our vision: to be able to change urban mobility through design-oriented and technologically innovative products.” On June 29, 2015, the crowning achievement of the internationally renowned product competition will be celebrated in the Essen with the Red Dot Award gala ceremony. The LEAOS will be in permanent exposition at the Red Dot design museum in Essen, Germany.
Armin Oberhollenzer founded Leaos in Bolzano, Italy in 2013. The goal of the young company is to change urban mobility in a sustainable way, and to create a new segment that offers style-oriented people flexible and sustainable mobility products. The bikes are designed and manufactured in Italy with high aesthetic standards, exceptional technological innovation and meticulous attention to detail. The Leaos E-bike was created in collaboration with the industrial designer Francesco Sommacal, Daniele Orfano and carbon engineers.
About Red Dot
The Red Dot Award is the most important international product-design prize. The award has been awarded annually for the last 60 years, with an international jury singling out outstanding products in various categories. Red Dot Design Museum in Essen: With approximately 2,000 exhibits on a surface area of more than 4,000 square meters, the Red Dot Design Museum presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design.