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10/01/2016

2016 Design Oscar goes to EDAG

EDAG receives the German Design Award 2016 for its "EDAG Light Cocoon" concept car

Wiesbaden, Germany.   Of all the awards that are presented to business enterprises, one stands out in particular: the German Design Award presented by the Design Council each year is the best known award when it comes to design. EDAG, the Wiesbaden-based development experts, have received the 2016 German Design Award in the category "Transportation + Public Design" for their concept car "EDAG Light Cocoon".

"The award is a resounding acknowledgement of our commitment to developing sustainable impulses and technologies for the future of the automobile," explains Johannes Barckmann. "We are pleased to note that, apart from the creative qualities of the Cocoon, our concept for a bionically inspired, additively manufactured vehicle structure has met with such a positive response. As a general rule, these awards help to enhance the visibility of the innovative strength of the EDAG brand."

The "EDAG Light Cocoon" is not just a dynamic, compact sports car, but also a statement for the ultimate in lightweight design of the future.

Instead of closed surfaces, it features the kind of skeleton-like structure that can be found in nature. The chief attraction of this bionically inspired design is that material is only actually used in areas where it is absolutely necessary for reasons of stability. This opens up interesting potential for reducing the vehicle's weight. Not until the advent of additive manufacturing did it become possible for such complex structures to be produced.

"The new degree of freedom opened up by additive manufacturing methods is enormous. Particularly in design, it gives us the opportunity to overcome existing restrictions and go new ways, both creatively and technically," points out Johannes Barckmann.

EDAG will be presented with the 2016 German Design Awards at an official ceremony in Frankfurt early in 2016.