Whipsaw honored with multiple wins at IDSA’s International Design Excellence Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Chain sawthe global scale, creativity-driven product design and innovation company specializing in industrial design, engineering, strategy and digital design, celebrates three outstanding wins at the 42nd annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)® presented by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Whipsaw won silver awards for designing Fluidigm’s BiomarkX in the Medical & Health category and the MXXY Hydration Backpack in the Sports, Leisure & Leisure category. The company also received a bronze medal for its Skrolla lounge chair in the Furniture and Lighting category. In addition to notable wins, two Whipsaw designs – the Omnicell Narcotic Syringe Dispenser and HydraFacial Syndeo – were finalists in the Medical & Healthcare category. IDEA, a historic and influential awards program, annually recognizes leading global designs based on innovation, aesthetics, customer or user accessibility, and societal benefits. Receiving IDSA recognition reinforces Whipsaw’s ability to create successful projects, unique product aesthetics, and intuitive solutions that enhance user experience while demonstrating exceptional product design and advanced innovative technologies.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by IDEA and IDSA,” says Whipsaw CEO and Founder Dan Harder. “Our goal at Whipsaw is to create exceptional products that help enhance the human experience. Design is about finding truth, and I have this lofty view of the true meaning of design and have never lost my passion to use it as a vehicle to influence the world and make it a better place.”

Winning products include:

BiomarkX is an all-in-one bioscience benchtop instrument integrated with microfluidics using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a laboratory technique used to amplify DNA sequences, such as detection of COVID-19. Interactive user experience improves lab efficiency. BiomarkX is used to treat the disease.

MXXY Hydration Backpack is a hydration pack for sports use that allows you to mix the exact ratio of water and hydration supplements exactly when you need it, dialing in perfectly balanced hydration and improving performance.

Skrolla is a lounge chair for residential or contract use. It is made up of 6 wooden pieces and weighs only 19 lbs. Handmade in California by skilled carpenters, every detail is exquisite, including the woods, joints, edges and finish.

Finalist products include:

Omnicell Narcotic Syringe Dispenser is used in hospital settings to quickly and safely dispense preloaded syringes. It allows hospitals to carefully control the distribution and inventory of vaccines and pharmaceuticals, including narcotics that require strict monitoring.

Syndeo HydraFacial is a revolutionary new digitally connected device built with cloud-based software. This three-in-one technology extracts, exfoliates and treats the skin with serums at the same time. He performs a complete hydradermabrasion procedure, a popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure that deeply cleanses and revitalizes facial skin.

Winning products designed by Whipsaw were part of the IDEA Winners Ceremony and Gala held at Seattle, Washington on September 12, 2022.

Whipsaw press kit: https://bit.ly/WhipsawIDEA-2022

About Whipsaw

Whipsaw, under the leadership of a design visionary Dan Harder, is a recognized consulting firm in strategy, industrial design, digital design and engineering. For over 20 years, Whipsaw has created successful products and immersive experiences for various industries including consumer electronics, homewares, computing, robotics, medical, scientific and commercial products for customers such as Google, Brita, Cisco, Dell, Ford, GE, Meta, Tile, Intel, Merck, Nike, Olympus, Samsung, Sony, Uber and Tonal. Whipsaw is renowned for its design ideology, functional and relevant innovations focused on intuitive product solutions that enrich the human experience.

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