Drugi jezik na kojem je dostupan ovaj članak: Bosnian
The Voyager, the world’s first ever fully functional folding all-mountain ski, has just been unveiled to the public: with it’s sleek design and aviation-inspired graphics, courtesy of Gigodesign, it was sure to turn heads on slopes around the world. But it’s technical excellence and innovation have already convinced the jury at the ISPO Awards, which honours top products of the sports industry.
“Why fit your car to your skis when your ski could fit to your mobility solution?”, said juror Marion Sebald, industrial engineer, freerider and instructor. “The Elan Voyager concludes society’s mobility evolution in terms of skis. The ski itself is a high-performance ski that is foldable through a very smart and well-manufactured folding system. The Elan Voyager is just as stable as a regular ski and can be (un-)folded within seconds. The skiing set comes with a bag that fits all your skiing gear into just one regular sized package, suitable for any transportation scenario.”
The award marks 18 years of close collaboration between Gigodesign and Elan. Matevž Medja, senior partner at Gigodesign, stresses the importance of integrating design processes as one of the key prerequisites for success: “Industrial design transforms technical innovation into a functional benefits for the end user, while graphic design communicates these attributes clearly and efficiently. We’re pleased to be part of a team, where this is implemented so successfully.”
The global launch of the Voyager ski was virtual, with its presentation and demonstration by Filip Flisar, Ski Cross World Champion, available to watch online: