In November 2020, the ADI 2020 Awards organised by ADI-FAD Industrial Design Association brought together the main recognitions in the field of product design in Spain. The Delta Awards were given since 1961 to professionals and industrial design companies.
The jury composed by Davide Groppi, the Italian designer and entrepreneur, creator of a personal and poetic narrative in the world of lighting; Matali Crasset, French industrial designer, creator of sets, furniture, interior spaces and graphic design; Frank Zierenberg, the German director of the international iF Design Awards; Marta Alonso, Spanish architect and designer, founder of Mayice Studio; Vicenç Aguilera, the also Spanish former director of the Automotive Industry Cluster, has decided to award 8 Gold Deltas, 16 Silver Deltas and a Mention.
Among the selected projects, one of the Silver Delta went to OOHBIKE, for Mobility section. Designed by Gastón Gil and Zulema Josa from ÀNIMA Barcelona the electric bicycle has a hubless front wheel, allowing its space to be used for a number of solutions, such as a storing and carrying packages, placing publicity or night light. The frame is 3D printed using recycled materials and is characterized by its elegant aesthetics. Plus, it focuses on comfort, adapting to every rider with different riding modes while allowing to plug in a smartphone to manage journeys.
The jury stated that it is an innovative bicycle and it is important the marketplace provides access to all sorts of users and the maximum variety of bicycles to this transportation mean, so necessary for the environment. On the other hand, with high complexity and high cost for a bicycle’s brake system, with no functional benefits and doubts about its proper functioning with impacts and dust.
But, definitely, it is an extremely aesthetic proposal.