Kabata, Ravenchord, and Ancient Ritual Recognized by the International Design Awards

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February 6, 2024

The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote exceptional design visionaries and discover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design worldwide.  The Farmani Group founded the 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. This year, the jury received entries from almost 80 countries. Whipsaw is honored to receive a Gold, and Silver IDA award. See the projects.

The Kabata adjustable weight platform features a fully-integrated base and weight plates that allow users to do workouts with dumbbells ranging from 5-60lbs. When connected to the Kabata app, weights automatically change to match the workout program.

Kabata Adjustable Weight Dumbbells - Gold

Kabata is an intelligent dumbbell system that uses data analytics and onboard sensors to adjust weights and provide real-time feedback during workouts. It offers a wide weight range and connects to a mobile app for personalized training programs and performance tracking.

Ravenchord Piano, designed by Dan Harden

Ravenchord Piano - Silver

Ravenchord is an upright piano that exposes its strings to the audience, projecting sound and creating a deeper connection between the player and listeners while showcasing the instrument’s inner workings. Ravenchord is a piano concept from Whipsaw's CEO and Principal Designer, Dan Harden.

Ancient Ritual Arc sauna

Ancient Ritual Arc Experiential Sauna - Honorable Mention

Ancient Ritual’s Arc is an innovative personal sauna designed to provide a multi-sensory experience, including infrared heat, soothing light, high-fidelity surround sound, and software platform that incorporates artificial intelligence to evolve with the user.

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