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Freecom wins design awards

Storage manufacturer Freecom has bagged a collection of design awards over the last couple of years, most recently receiving an iF Gold accolade for its new Freecom Mobile Drive Sq.

A few years ago, the firm implemented a new strategy to bring contemporary industrial designers on board, and it’s worked out well.

For example German industrial designer Arman Emami, who has won many design awards, crafted the entire product Sq line for Freecom. 

The Mobile Drive XXS meanwhile is the work of Silvain Willenz, another well-known product designer. In this case, Freecom had asked for a small, slim and no-fuss new design. In response, Willenz skipped the usual ordinary aluminium or hard plastic enclosure and instead decided to wrap the hard drive directly in a rubber sleeve. 

A selection of awards Freecom has won includes:

Mobile Drive Sq

– iF Design Award 2012 GOLD

– Universal Design Award 2012

– Reddot Design Award 2012

Hard Drive Sq

– Reddot Design Award 2012

Mobile Drive XXS

– iF Product Design Award 2009

– Reddot Design Award – best of the best 2009

– Henry Van de Velde Label

Mobile Hard Drive CLS

– iF Product Design Award 2010

– Henry Van de Velde Label 2011

– Red dot design award – best of the best 2011

USB Clip

– Red dot design award – best of the best 2009, 2010

– GOOD Design Award Japan 2010

– GOOD Design Award USA 2010

– Designpreis Deutschland – Nominierung 2011

– Focus Open 2011

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