Over 6,400 entries were submitted from 50 countries, which were scrutinised by the 67-member jury made up of independent experts from all over the world.
The jury’s award rewarded the design and development of the CatEye Quick, which is a simple and stylish cycle computer for urban, design-conscious cyclists. Unlike more traditional computers which are often mounted directly on the handlebars, the CatEye Quick is specifically designed with out-front mounting to increase user-friendliness and provide easier and more natural visibility and cycling safety.
In keeping with its slim, user-friendly design profile, the Mode button is located on the arm of the unit, while its inverted LCD screen is easy to read even in daylight. It is also easily removable for protection against theft.
Koichi Tsuyama, President of CatEye, said: “We are honoured and proud that our Quick computer has been awarded an iF Design Award 2019. It is well-deserved recognition of the excellence our experienced, user-focused design and product development team brings to every cycling light, computer and accessory we produce.”
For over 60 years the iF Design Award has been recognised as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. An annual event, it is run by the world’s oldest independent design organisation, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH. All awarded entries are displayed at the iF design exhibition, Hamburg. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture, Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept.