Design & innovation
We got awarded…
Thanks to the support that Urban Iki has received from its enthusiastic users since the sale of the first seat in the spring of 2017, Urban Iki has grown enormously. Urban Iki brings together design, quality, guaranteed safety and smart technology in Urban Iki bicycle seats at an affordable price. The Urban Iki team in The Netherlands and also in Japan are working hard to keep improving its brand day after day. It is a huge honor for Urban Iki if its products are rewarded for this. Urban Iki did receive a couple of awards …
German Innovation Award 2019
Urban Iki was awarded the German Innovation Award in May 2019, in particular by the closure of the 5-point belt system developed by Urban Iki itself. Innovation based on consumer needs has always been the starting point for Urban Iki. Urban Iki has already been able to put a lot of good things into its designs, which can be noticed by the team when they are getting in touch with consumers at trade fairs, but now Urban Iki is also getting it back from this international professional jury in the field of innovation and design.
iF Gold Award 2019
An international design prize with a golden touch. In March 2019, Urban Iki was awarded the iF Gold award for the entire product range. In addition to the iF award that is awarded, the very special iF Gold Award is reserved for designs that are innovative and truly appealing. The best of the best. Out of 6,375 participating designs, only 66 designs receive this special prize. The international jury called the design of the Urban Iki bicycle seats a “Design that makes you smile!”. Quality, attention for detail, refined colors and ease of use ensure this.
Red Dot award 2019
In March 2019, Urban Iki also won a Red Dot 2019 award. The Red Dot logo sometimes appears on the packaging of beautiful designed products. This leading annual prize has been awarded for 60 years by a jury composed of the best designers from all over the world. Unique design is recognized by Red Dot. Urban Iki convinced the jury, consisting of 40 experts in the field of product design. A culmination for the designs of the Urban Iki brand, which took two years to launch. The 2019 yearbook includes both the Urban Iki front seat and the Urban Iki rear seat as the winner of the Red Dot award.
German Design Award 2019
In 2019, The German Design Award organization went looking for the most unique design trends in Germany and the rest of the world again. Urban Iki got nominated for the product design of its bicycle seats and was presented to an international professional jury. Here too, the jury loved the details in the design, the refined colors and the lines. In addition, the ease of use of the seats were very successful. One of the priorities when awarding this award is putting the user at the center and his / her needs. In there, the jury found the Urban Iki design very successful. The Urban Iki team is proud and grateful that its design is awarded as the winner of this award.
Eurobike Award 2019
More than 400 products passed the six-strong expert panel of judges of the Eurobike Award 2019. A coveted prize that is awarded to the most outstanding innovations in the bicycle industry. For the Urban Iki team it feels like an honor that the Urban Iki rear seat with frame mounting has been chosen by this team of experts. It was the mounting possibility with a special mounting holder on the bicycle frame that surprised the jury. They also think that the Urban Iki rear seat has a very attractive appearance; one of the judges even noticed that from experience. “Small, lightweight and multifunctional” are words that the jury attributed to the unique Urban Iki design.