German Design Award 2020

The prestigious German Design Award 2020 given to Vindskip®

Vindskip®, developed by company Lade AS, Ålesund, Norway, is the winner of the German Design Award 2020 in the category Excellent Product Design – Conceptual Transport.

Organised by the German Design Council and judged by an international jury of experts, it is one of the most renowned design competitions worldwide and enjoys an excellent reputation far beyond circles of experts. The prize will be awarded in Frankfurt on February 7, 2020.

The jury consists of 37 recognized experts from various fields of industry, academia, science and design.

In the jury’s statement, they emphasize on the exceptional and futuristic design of the hull, which also serves as a sail, combining advanced lightweight construction with outstanding aerodynamics and water displacement. An extremely futuristic ship that impresses both formally and functionally.

Combining disciplines

With Vindskip®, the founder Terje Lade has combined the discipline of speed sailing and aviation. The goal was to develop a ship that dramatically reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to a reference ship running on heavy fuel oil.

Instead of fighting against the forces of nature, Vindskip® utilizes wind, currents and waves to the greatest possible extent as a propulsive force.