I.D. Magazine has announced the winners of its 2010 Annual Design Review and Advanced Elements has proudly received an award of Honorable Mention in the Transportation category for the AirFusion ™ Kayak. The AirFusion ™ Kayak is designed to rival the performance and speed of skin-on-frame kayaks while simplifying the setup procedure. Its unique design is a fusion of aluminum alloy frame poles and pressurized air tubes which result in a high performance frame system. What makes the AirFusion ™ Kayak different is the introduction of high pressure air chambers which reduce the amount of frame parts typically needed for setup. The AirFusion ™ consists of 4 aluminum alloy frame poles, 6 high pressure air chambers, and aluminum bow and stern ribs which combine for a setup time of 10 to 20 minutes. At 13’ long with a beam of 25” the AirFusion ™ is quick and nimble and tracks like a rigid hard-shell kayak.
Established in 1954, and considered one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world, the Annual Design Review uses a panel of distinguished design professionals to judge each category of the Annual Design Review and determine winners for three award levels: Best of Category, Design Distinction, and Honorable Mention. This year’s competition had roughly 2,000 entries.