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The Insights-X Special Award Ergonomics: Six stationery products nominated

  • New accolade generates positive response among manufacturers
  • Winners to be announced during the Online Live Event on 15 October

The field of ergonomics is gaining ever more traction in the stationery industry. In acknowledgement of companies who develop outstanding, ergonomically designed products, Insights-X is presenting the Special Award Ergonomics in collaboration with the IGR (Institut für Gesundheit und Ergonomie e.V.) for the very first time this year. Awarded in the categories Writing utensils and (School) bags and backpacks, the accolade will be given to products that offer added ergonomic value and support a healthy working environment. The new Award has triggered a positive response within the stationery industry with 16 manufacturers entering a total of 33 products. A jury, consisting of representatives from the IGR and Insights-X, has evaluated the entries and selected three products in each category.

The nominees for the Special Award Ergonomics

In the category Writing utensils, the judges chose the Kaweco Perkeo Calligraphy Set from Kaweco h&m gutberlet, the Stabilo Easygraph S from Stabilo International and the Stylus Pen Best Ager from Online Schreibgeräte. In the (School) bags and backpacks category, the Active Air FLX from Beckmann, the Walker Rucksack Campus Evo, Laser Blue from Schneiders Vienna and the coocazoo, ScaleRale from Hama were selected for the Special Award Ergonomics. The nominees all met, among other things, the following criteria:

  • A health-promoting or preventive function
  • Product quality and design as an expression of functionality and durability
  • User guidance, ease of operation and self-explanatory functions
  • Sustainability, ecology and compliance with or exceeding of social standards

The winners will be announced during an interview with Christian Brunner, Chairman of the IGR (Institut für Gesundheit und Ergonomie), at 4pm on 15 October, as part of the Online Live Event at Insights-X Online. Further details can be found on the website at www.insights-x.online/en.