From among 5,500 products submitted from 54 countries, the Red Dot Design Award panel – which recognises the world’s most original and innovative products – gave its seal of approval in the Product Design 2017 category to the new Dainese Mugello R D-Air® race suit, the innovative AGV Pista GP R helmet and the range of latest generation Pro-Armor protective products.
• Mugello R D-air® – The new Dainese professional suit is the state-of-the-art protective technology for use on the racetrack. With over 25 innovations and 5 new patents, including the latest evolution of the D-Air® airbag system, the new race suit, developed with Valentino Rossi’s valuable contribution, offers unprecedented protection and comfort levels, thanks to the application of an adaptive knee construction, high-performance pre-curved engineered fabrics, tri-axial elastic and a new elbow structure.
• Pista GP R – Designed in accordance with the AGV Extreme Standards development protocol, with the aim of guaranteeing a higher level of active and passive protection, the Pista GP R is the helmet of choice for Moto GP championship riders. Made in pure carbon fibre, the Pista GP R is characterised by superior visibility and aerodynamic performance thanks to its 190° field of vision and the new Biplano spoiler, created and tested in the wind tunnel. The helmet is also equipped with a built-in hydration system and the new IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) for unrivalled ventilation.
• Pro-Armor – The Pro-Armor protectors’ innovative design takes inspiration from fractals, Nature’s way of creating complex structures. The fractal structure enhances the properties of the carbon-based elastomer, the system’s protective component, allowing it to absorb up to 83% of the force applied to the safety device in case of impact. This design, with its extended perforated surface (43% of the back protector), works in perfect harmony with the protectors’ variable thickness providing excellent freedom of movement, maximum breathability, comfort and lightweight.
“Dainese manufactures innovative products with the mission to protect athletes, head-to-toe. We view Design as an essential part of the safety system and our Design philosophy, inspired by the potential of the human body and our Italian origins, pursues beauty, elegance and authenticity. These awards are an important acknowledgement of the work of the Dainese and AGV designers and research & development teams in pursuing this philosophy,” says Cristiano Silei, CEO of the Dainese Group.
All information about the Red Dot Design Award is available at: http://media.dainese.com