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Ascender Tethering System / Tool tethering system

Ascender Tethering System
Ascender Tethering System

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2021

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2021

By making safety the most convenient option, the Ascender Tethering System reduces worksite injuries and fatalities caused by falling tools and helps workers maintain a smooth workflow both on the ground and 60 meters above it. The system consists of a tool bag reimagined for climbing, tether retractors and a unique, two-carabiner system designed to make switching out tools a seamless, one-handed experience. Together they create a gravity-defying ecosystem that never leaves a tool untethered.

This design is innovative, unobtrusive and very useful.
Jury-Statement
It is an honor for us to have our work recognized by iF and we are excited to see what the future holds for the Ascender Tethering System.
Winner Statement
University

Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Stijn van Cuijk,
Umeå Institute of Design

Sydney Eilbacher,
Umeå Institute of Design