This exceptional sledge called Slē is the work of Ádám Miklósi, and it was given the biggest design award of the world.
Bloggers of the Stilblog spend all of their free time reading blogs, magazines, and thematic publications as they are very interested in design, its social role, the relation between maintainability and design, the emotional design school, and the pursuit for preserving value, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu reports.
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They say that only through useful and well-functioning objects available for everybody can one talk about design in general. Ádám Miklósi won Red Dot’s “best of the best” award together
with 35 other designers, but out of 4,218 applicants.
The inspiration of Slē, which is the world’s best sledge at the moment, was the bent plywood structures and joints to highlight the pure function while keeping a dynamic form. Smooth surface and accurate thickness combined with the durability and high-impact resistance made plywood a multifunctional material. The tilted construction is specially designed for the slopes, providing convenient sitting and manoeuvrability, Mr Miklósi says on his website about his award-winning product.
The “double arch” construction of Slē was designed based on statical properties
to be durable against recurring forces while sledging.
“I aimed to choose traditional materials widely used amongst “sledge-using” communities,” he added.
Mr Miklósi says that Slē is the perfect example of a “free” project born as a #weeklydesignchallenge concept and was so widely appreciated that he decided to develop it further.
“During the design process, I wanted to create a sledge
for both children and adults,“
Mr Miklósi cleared. He added that the result is a playful but pure design and a minimalist but quality appearance, like in the case of Scandinavian furniture.
Mr Miklósi started to work on Slē at the beginning of 2019, and, hopefully, prototype testing can start this winter.