Date: 27 May 2020
The VetroMount balustrade system (with General Building Inspection Test Certificate (AbP)) is based on the ingenious yet simple idea of the cable-tie principle, which makes its installation as easy as can be. This also convinced the international Red Dot Award Jury: They distinguished VetroMount as “Innovative Product 2020”. Bohle AG thus counts among the winners of the world´s most prestigious design competition and prove their development competence once again.
Classy appearance, efficient installation and at the same time 100% safe: VetroMount succeeds in several respects. Tested to building regulations, the innovative and patented glass fixing is at the core of the system which enables fixing glass panes in the profile with a simple pull-push movement. It is this principle that Bohle is especially proud of:
“VetroMount is the first glass balustrade system that we have developed completely independently in-house. We are therefore very pleased that the distinguished jury of the Red Dot Award has confirmed and awarded our innovative approach. This gives us a strong momentum for the expansion of the series, already planned for this year, and other exciting projects”, emphasizes Arne Klöfkorn, COO of Bohle AG.
Apart from aesthetics, the Red Dot Jury also evaluated the selected materials, workmanship, ergonomics, and functionality. VetroMount scored particularly highly when it comes to functionality. Once the patented and pre-assembled glass bearings are inserted and equally spaced as a unit along the one-metre profile, followed by the glass pane, mounting is done in three intuitive steps: 1.) The pane is clamped into the glass bearing with the aid of two clamping wedges each. 2.) The glass inclination can be adjusted by hand without using any tools. 3.) The glass pane is safely anchored in the profile with the aid of a simple pull-push movement – based on the cable-tie principle. Done! All corresponding adjustments can be done comfortably from opposite the fall side.
As a winner, VetroMount will be presented in the online exhibition on the Red Dot website starting from the end of June 2020, and additionally forms part the “Design on Stage“ Exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany.
About the Red Dot Design Award:
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 entries, the Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought- after distinction “Red Dot” has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The award winners are presented in the yearbooks, museums and online. More information is available at www.red-dot.org.