An international expert jury awarded the light e-mountain bike NOX EPIUM with “Gold” in the category “Excellent Product Design – Bicycles and E-Bikes” as part of the German Design Award.
The EPIUM convinced with the unique combination of design, innovation and quality. The jury justified their enthusiasm as follows:
“The full carbon monocoque frame weighs less than 3 kg in total, which, in combination with the perfectly integrated and quite powerful drive (FAZUA RIDE 60 with 60 Nm torque and 420 Wh battery power), promises maximum riding fun. The fact that the geometry can be optimally adapted to the needs of the biker increases riding comfort even further. An excellent design that reflects innovation and uncompromising quality down to the smallest detail.”
Developed and produced entirely in Europe, the NOX EPIUM is currently one of the most advanced and sustainable e-mountain bikes on the market. Each EPIUM is unique with a carbon frame, produced in Portugal. The three colors "Mars", "Jupiter" and "Moon" are painted by hand in Bavaria. With the compact FAZUA drive from the Porsche E-Bike Performance GmbH, it is up to date: light, powerful, athletic and without detours through the Far East.
“We are very pleased about this award and the associated recognition of our EPIUM as an excellent and innovative design product. With the EPIUM, we have succeeded in creating a groundbreaking e-mountain bike - by producing in Europe, we are giving important impetus to the entire industry."
Igor Mlinar, General Manager and Product Manager, Nox Cycles
The German Design Council
The German Design Council is one of the world‘s leading centres of expertise for communication and knowledge transfer in the field of design, brand and innovation. The German Design Council was founded in 1953 on the initiative of the German Bundestag to strengthen the design competence of the German economy. Its multifaceted activities – today on a global scale – pursue one goal: to communicate the sustainable increase of brand value through the strategic use of design. The German Design Council pursues this goal, among other things, by organising awards, exhibitions, conferences as well as its activities in the area of promoting young talent and research work. Each year, a cross-industry award is organised on the topics of design, brand and innovation: the German Design Awards, the German Brand Awards and the German Innovation Awards.
The German Design Award
The German Design Awards are the premium award of the German Design Council. With its worldwide spectrum and international appeal, it is one of the most prestigious awards in the design landscape across all industries. Since 2012, the German Design Awards have been identifying significant design trends, presenting them to a broad public and honouring them. Every year, extraordinary submissions in product design, communication design and architecture are honoured. Eleven nationalities are represented on the jury for the German Design Awards 2023. It comprises design experts from the areas of business, academia, and science, as well as figures from the design industry. The »Gold« distinction of the German Design Awards is the highest distinction, awarded for excellent, comprehensive and innovative design work. As leading trailblazers, »Gold« title holders provide crucial stimulation for entire industries.