Pioneering wheelchair from TGA wins fifth international design award

November 26, 2018

WHILL Model C from TGA, the technologically advanced powered wheelchair with cutting-edge transportability, style and manoeuvrability, has been awarded the acclaimed ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot Design Award 2018.

This latest achievement adds to the collection of accolades already achieved by WHILL Model C which includes a CES 2018 Innovation Award, If Design Award, International Design Excellence Award and Japan’s Good Design Award*. Established in 1955, The Red Dot Award is one of the most sought after design awards in the world organised by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. This year, over 6,000 product applications from more than 59 countries were submitted and assessed by a panel of independent and international jurors. These experts awarded a Red Dot to products with high design quality and submissions deemed the most ground-breaking received the ‘Best of the Best’ classification. WHILL Model C achieved this incredible accolade within the healthcare category.

The remarkable success of Japanese-developed WHILL Model C within these award programmes is testament to its exceptional design and ability to change peoples’ lives. Exclusively supplied by TGA in the UK, WHILL Model C is unlike any other electric wheelchair. It provides the opportunity for wider independence both in terms of user demographic and accessibility. It can be dismantled into three lightweight components for easy transportation and its ‘Omni’ wheels provide the tightest feasible turning circle for ultimate versatility inside and out.  Combined with touch-sensitive ‘mouse style’ steering, remote control App and streamlined aesthetics, the beautifully engineered WHILL Model C delivers a new level of self-assurance and inclusion to people living with restricted mobility. The award-winning Whill Model C wheelchair

To have gained the highly respected ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot Award, in the Healthcare category, is an outstanding achievement as Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director explains: “Once again this latest award highlights how WHILL Model C has successfully challenged mobility convention. No other product is able to deliver such a positive and supportive experience for greater self-esteem. As a category-defining product, WHILL Model C has been developed with the wheelchair user fully in mind. It is a solution designed to allow people to achieve their full potential whilst delivering confidence through contemporary aesthetics. WHILL Model C is truly a game-changer and its developers fully deserve this latest accolade. We are proud to provide such a world-leading, user-centric product and as our motto states…where there’s a WHILL - there’s a winner!”

TGA is based in Sudbury, Suffolk and has been a respected designer, manufacturer and provider of mobility products for almost 30 years with a specialty in scooters. TGA is renowned for its high quality, diverse range that includes the Breeze that is a national favourite, the revolutionary Minimo car boot scooter through to the funky cutting edge Vita and market-leading wheelchair Powerpack. As a family-run business with a proven manufacturing heritage, TGA is dedicated to quality, innovation and service with all of its products undergoing rigorous testing before delivery ensuring peace of mind and trouble free ownership.  

For more information, see tgamobility.co.uk

 * CES 2018 Innovation Awards

An annual competition honouring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. Given to only the highest rated product or technology in each category

The If Design Award

The award is among the most prestigious and largest design competitions in the world. It is a seal of excellence, a testimony of quality. For users, it is a symbol of trust.

International Design Excellence Awards®

(IDEA) is the world’s most prestigious and rigorous design competition, sponsored by the nonprofit Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

Japan’s Good Design Award

The program is a uniquely comprehensive platform for design evaluation and advocacy. Over more than 60 years, the G Mark logo has become a familiar sign of good design.

 

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