JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 GOLD WINNER: Best Bike / Scooter Design
WHO: Globber by Plum Play
WHAT: A foldable scooter featuring a wooden deck made from FSC® certified sustainable wood and light-up wheels.
WHY: This scooter really caught the attention of our judges who loved its cool, innovative design, striking mix of materials and smart folding action. The sturdy, sustainable wooden deck was admired by everyone as were fun the light-up wheels powered not by battery but by dynamo technology integrated in the wheel’s core! But by far the most commented on feature was the patented push button folding system which means this scooter can easily be stowed in a car, hallway or even a bag. Overall, an excellent scooter!
WHERE: Plum Play
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 SILVER WINNER: Best Bike / Scooter Design
WHO: Maxi Micro – DELUXE PRO Scooter
WHAT: A retro influenced version of the Maxi Deluxe scooter with added sporty features and lean-to-steer design. For ages 5-12.
WHY: Everyone on the panel was familiar with the hugely successful Micro Scooter brand and this felt like a cool, slightly retro upgrade to their usual slick offering. Our judges loved the curved chopper style handle bars, sporty looking wider wheels for stability, an extra grippy foot plate and the updated lean-to-steer technology – usually reserved for their more junior scooters – all designed to give a safer and more stable ride for mini speed demons!
WHERE: Micro Scooters
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 BRONZE WINNER: Best Bike / Scooter Design
WHO: Kapel by Black Mountain
WHAT: A balance bike with 18 inch wheels and 7 gears that converts into a pedal bike and can be adjusted to grow with your child. For children around 5-years old.
WHY: This stylish, lightweight bike ticked a lot of boxes for our panel who thought it was a great looking bike that kids would love with plenty of thoughtful features that made it a safe, easy to steer and exciting to ride. Our judges felt that this would make an excellent first bike as it not only starts off life as a balance bike, which can be upgraded to a pedal bike, it also has an adjustable frame and seat height option so the bike can last for many more years than a regular balance bike or junior bicycle. Great for parent’s pockets and great for the environment.
WHERE: Black Mountain