fischer Group of Companies has received the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019 for its self-drilling plasterboard fixing, the Duoblade, three months after its market introduction.
The fixing specialist submitted its self-drilling gypsum plasterboard anchor to the Red Dot Awards, one of the world's largest design competitions.
Professor Dr Peter Zec, Initiator and CEO of Red Dot, told fischer: "I would like to warmly congratulate the award winners on their fantastic success. The fact that your product was able to stand up to the jury's strict assessment demonstrates its outstanding design quality. The winners are therefore setting new trends in the design industry and showing where things might be headed in future."
The anchor's design is characterised by its metal tip and three cutting teeth in eye-catching red and grey, the colourway it shares with its fellow products in the Duo-Line. The eponymous sharp blade accelerates and simplifies installation while preventing the anchor from slipping, therefore enabling a clean and effective drilling process during which the construction material remains intact. The middle tooth serves as a centring point and permits the precise setting of the anchor.
A smart operating principle lies behind the two-toned colours through an innovative combination of materials: The grey base body made of nylon expends at the appropriate level of single and double plankings. Meanwhile, the red element made of polyethylene reinforces and blocks the expanding function that is further intensified when introducing the screw. The anchor’s technical advantages include its sharp, self-drilling thread for optimum fit and fast progress while lateral shaft ribs prevent any co-rotation during installation with a screw.
The fischer Group of Companies will be accepting its winner’s certificate on 8th July during the Red Dot award ceremony at the Aalto Theatre in Essen, Germany. From then on, the fischer Duoblade will be shown alongside other award-winning products in the “Design on Stage” exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. The products can also be seen in the Red Dot Design Yearbook as well as online and in the Red Dot Design App.