With their innovative pedalboard for electric guitarists, the Dutch NEXI Industries is a winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, a world-renowned design prize. The pedalboard, called The Solution, was awarded the prize for musical instruments. Each year, Germany’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD.
The Solution won over the 58-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with its truly holistic approach to design and technology. Designed by the Dutch agency 6’4” design manufactory, all details were carefully crafted in perfect balance with each other, creating a minimalist and iconic design statement fit for any center stage.
The competition was intense: over 5,500 entries were submitted from 59 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality.
NEXI has created a unique plug-‘n-play system that connects up to eight effects pedals in one resilient, splash-proof (beer-proof) pedalboard. Revolutionary, simple and fun, NEXI’s products solves many of the common problems guitarists have experienced over the last 60 years.
Aptly named “The Solution”, every detail of this heavy-duty board has been designed with the user in mind. With a 2-channel switch and 3-step booster (7dB, 12dB and 20dB) to satisfy every guitarist’s ego, The Solution is also equipped with covers that protect ports against dirt and beer spills, a built-in tuner and power supply and two charging docks for tablet or smartphone. Without the typical cable mess, power supply stress and beverage catastrophes, the guitarist is free to focus simply on playing —and that’s where the fun really begins. There are no patch cables between the pedals.
More information about The Solution can be found HERE.
About NEXI Industries.
NEXI Industries is a young Dutch company that works on solutions to make the lives of (electric) guitarists easier. The inspiration for The Solution was born after a stage mishap of guitarist Jeroen, the founder of NEXI. That night, water came down from above the stage and nearly killed his pedalboard if not his solo. Out of frustration his idea was transformed into an accessory that is now sold and used worldwide.
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
Since over 60 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.