Harrit & Sørensen
Partners Thomas Harrit and Nicolai Sørensen met while both were studying at The Danish Design School from which they graduated in 1991. Their first product success was the KNAX coat and hat rack, launched in 1993 and now marketed worldwide. In 2000 The Greenlight traffic signal was awarded the Danish Design Prize Today the Harrit & Sørensen design studio boasts a number of extremely competent industrial designers. They have formed a number of strategic alliances with Force Technology and Gramstrup.
Most recently their design Qaddy won Ingeniørens special award The judges chose to give a special award for particularly outstanding design and functionality. The prize is awarded to a cable drum for building sites.
"Transport and handling of cables is difficult and ergonomically inappropriate, but this is solved in a way where thorough understanding of user requirements and context-awareness is clearly exploited, including transportation on pallets, reloading between pallet and floor, manual transport on the building site down to the actual pay-off. The solution is intuitive, simple, easy, reliable, ergonomic and quality oriented. The design work has lifted the product to much more than just a practical device. When you see the product, it is surprising that it has taken so long to reach such a unique product"