Walkolution wins the IDA 2020

Walkolution wins the famed International Design Award IDA 2020

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- The International Design Awards (IDA) recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design.

- Walkolution GmbH, Germany  is delighted to share that its treadmill desk series has been granted the renowned Gold International Design Award 2020 in the category "Home Interior Products and Interior Furniture".


Munich January 28th, 2021

Walkolution, the Munich-based startup developing a revolutionary treadmill desk for work use, has been awarded one of the world’s most prestigious design accolades for its work on the Walkolution treadmill desk. 

The Walkolution manual treadmill desk, a sustainable manufactured walking treadmill with an integrated desk, was selected  by the International Design Award organization in its 2020 competition. 

The award comes just a few months after Walkolution received the prestigious  German Design Award 2021.


Home Office - Celebrating the the beginning of a new era

Walkolution’s treadmill desks lets its users enter a new dimension of creativity and vitality at work, while allowing them to explore new work environments, thereby defining a new category of furniture.

In the comfort of their own home, the perfect working environment can be designed according to ones own individual needs. The Walkolution system offers its users the flexibility, which our modern world requires. 

The International Design Award is a prestigious award given to top 5% percentile designs that has accomplished an exemplary level of originality in design. Entries to the International Design Awards are peer reviewed and anonymously judged by a grand jury panel of leading academics, influential press members and established professionals. Nominated furniture designs are voted on pre-determined evaluation criteria to highlight only the best furniture design works. In addition to reaching top international media, IDA winners are listed and highlighted at the IDA online archives and are showcased in media outlets across the globe which lists the best designs from all countries in all disciplines.

You can read more about the unique design of the Walkolution treadmill here.

About Walkolution:

Walkolution GmbH is a Munich-based start-up developing a revolutionary walking treadmill for work use. The company vision is a world where anyone can work in the way evolution and biology shaped us, instead of being forced into a sedentary lifestyle, that bears high risks for long term physical and mental health. Revealed in 2019, the silent and motorless walking treadmill desk is already used by renowned companies, schools, and universities  across the globe to improve health and productivity and provide a great work experience.

Co-founded by Eric Söhngen and Frank Ackermann in 2017, Walkolution concepts are based on scientific research and sustainable manufacturing philosophy. All products are engineered and crafted at Walkolution´s eco-certified high-tech facility in Bavaria, Germany.

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About the International Design Award:

The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. IDA aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design world wide, conceptualizing and producing great work. Farmani Group assembled IDA as the design sibling of the Annual Lucie Awards for Photography, which has emerged as one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards.

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