Petra Napier, Ralf Holleis
Strollers face many kinds of strain in everyday use and have to stand up to many challenges on a daily basis. Paying homage to the innovative spirit of designers Ray and Charles Eames, the MIOS stroller aims at demonstrating that design can not only function but should also provide enjoyment in use. Its design is based on an X-bracing construction, which is widely used in architecture and interior design. This approach led to a perfect combination of high stability coupled with low weight through a reduced use of materials. MIOS features a static chromed aluminium frame that makes it look as if it is almost floating. This visual appearance of lightness is further enhanced by retro-modern design elements that underline the stroller’s clear elegance. A breathable mesh material helps to regulate the body temperature of the child. The self-explanatory functionality of this ergonomically highly advanced stroller offers a myriad of customisation options that allow it to be easily adapted to different needs and demands: with the matching carry cot featuring a soft memory foam mattress, it delivers a high degree of comfort and safety, while an infant car seat turns it into a complete travel system. The MIOS stroller is thus perfectly prepared for all eventualities. It fascinates with high agility, uncomplicated ease of use and high stability.
Statement by the jury
»The MIOS stroller convinces with a sophisticated design. Ideally tailored towards living with children, it is reliable, comfortable and very light. It can be folded up in seconds to a compact format and fascinates with an extraordinarily stable construction as well as a highly detailed functionality that offers a multitude of customisation options. This distinctive stroller merges practicability with a stylish elegance.«