Prize-Winning Design Quality: TiGr® Mini Bicycle Lock Triumphs in Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

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TiGr Lock, the revolutionary bicycle lock system, is proud to announce its selection by Red Dot for excellence in design and quality. TiGr Lock will make its debut on the international stage in Essen, Germany, in early July alongside more than 5,000 other incredible products and designs.

We are both humbled and thrilled to have our unique TiGr bike lock design recognized by such a prestigious body.

TiGr® mini bicycle lock by Stanton Concepts, LLC was awarded with the Red Dot, the international distinction for high design quality. Participants from 57 nations had registered about 5,200 products and innovations for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. Only products which set themselves apart considerably through their excellent design receive the sought-after quality seal from the international Red Dot jury.

The Stanton Concepts, LLC design team (John Loughlin, Robert Loughlin and Jim Loughlin) takes a unique approach to bicycle lock design. Inspired by the simple beauty and efficiency of bicycles, the TiGr® mini uses a minimalist form factor to deliver maximum security per gram. The first TiGr Lock design was introduced via a Kickstarter campaign in 2011 and four years later, the TiGr mini was introduced. Weighing in at just 422g, the TiGr® mini is the lightest weight lock to meet/exceed ART® Foundation bicycle security criteria.

With 41 carefully selected experts from all around the world, the Red Dot Award: Product Design guarantees a very high judging competence: Only freelance designers, design professors and specialized journalists – but not designers employed at companies potentially participating – are appointed to the jury.

The independent panel assesses each entry strictly and fairly, live and on site, according to criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and president of the Red Dot Award: “With their performances, the Red Dot winners not only demonstrated an extraordinary design quality, but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions.”

4 July 2016 marks the culmination of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. During the glamorous awards ceremony, the Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates will accept their trophies in front of around 1,200 guests. At the subsequent after-show party, “Designers’ Night,” the winners will receive their certificates and celebrate until the early hours in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in the midst of prize-winning products. All award-winning products will be presented in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” for four weeks before becoming part of the permanent exhibition.

With almost 2,000 exhibits from 45 nations, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen displays the complete range of current product design. In the former boiler house of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein coal mine, it presents products that have won the Red Dot on five floors and approximately 4,000 square metres. Every year, the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design informs around 150,000 visitors about current trends and top achievements.

"We are both humbled and thrilled to have our unique TiGr bike lock design recognized by such a prestigious body,” said John Loughlin, co-founder of Stanton Concepts LLC. "Receiving the 2016 Red Dot Design award is a great honor for us and we can’t wait to share TiGr Lock with our fellow honorees.”

About the Red Dot Design Award:
In order to appraise the wide scope of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award is broken down into the three distinct disciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. With more than 17,000 entries in 2015 alone, it is one of the largest competitions in the world. It was in 1955 that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then, the sought-after “Red Dot” is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Further information: http://www.red-dot.org.

About Stanton Concepts, LLC:
Bob, John and Jim Loughlin are the principals of the family owned and operated Stanton Concepts, LLC. The father and sons team is dedicated to finding fresh and innovative solutions to traditional physical security challenges. Stanton Concepts owns several patents including TiGr® Lock bicycle locks, TSA recognized luggage locks, truck and cargo security, chain and cable solutions and state of the art lock cylinder opened with a sophisticated Electro-Mechanical Key (RKS, Robotic Key System). For more information: http://tigrlock.com

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