GBO wins iF Gold award with Twickto

16-07-2018Colin de Bijl / Awards

On 9 March 2018, the winners of the iF DESIGN AWARDS have been announced. GBO Innovation makers want to congratulate Twickto with the well-deserved iF gold award. Out of 6.402 submissions, only 75 submissions received the special award.

The international iF jury said the following: “Hats off to Twickto for designing this construction toy that takes simplicity to a new level. The challenge is to use the few intelligent components to build very concrete toys. It stimulates creative thinking by using a systematic approach in the design of the parts.“

Click here for the press release.

Success by innovation
The GBO team from Helmond has made a major contribution to realizing Twickto’s construction toys for children. We started with concept development, followed by design and engineering of all components and in the end, the graphics team designed the manuals and packaging. In addition to the design and developments, we supervise the production process and monitor the quality of each product.

“We are extremely proud of the results arising from the successful collaboration with Twickto.

Construction toys with a story
Gert-Jan de Wilde invented the idea for a technical toy for his two sons but concealed the designs in a safe. 20 years later, Robin de Wilde the son of Gert-Jan realized the idea and entered the toy branch.

“My father took me several times to the international toy fair Spielwarenmesse in Germany. We have concluded: nothing is comparable, not even from a distance. So I said: let’s turn Twickto into something big. This is my ambition now”, as told by an enthusiastic Robin de Wilde.

The world of endless creations
Twickto is construction toy focusing on children at the age of 6 years and older. The different packages stimulate creative thinking. The construction toy’s consist of building blocks called Bricks that you can connect with Twicks by twisting and clicking them into place. Due to its symmetry and endless possibilities you can build in all directions. More information about Twickto, click here.

The 65th year of iF DESIGN AWARD
The iF DESIGN AWARD is a globally recognized trademark for outstanding products and designs, which is organized annually in Hamburg. The 63 independent international judges faced a difficult task: selecting award winners out of the 6,402 submissions from 54 countries. They succeeded and announced the winners during the iF design award night at the BMW Welt in Munich.

About GBO Innovationmakers
We are convinced that the power of innovation enables growth and creates a sustainable business, by challenging ambitions with proven knowledge and creativity. We design, develop and deliver innovative products beyond expectations…since 1990.

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