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Design-Awards for KUKA

A total of five awards for excellent design – KUKA’s lineup of products is convincing from start to finish. The KUKA LBR iisy and the KUKA KMP 1500 received the renowned iF DESIGN AWARD 2019. The German Design Awards 2019 went to the KUKA smartPAD, KUKA AGILUS and LBR iisy, which even managed to garner two of the coveted awards. 

05 April 2019

Design meets intuitive operation_It’s iisy

The Cobot LBR iisy is a sensitive, precise and easy to operate robot that makes automation even more intuitive and opens up new application possibilities for human-robot collaboration. The LBR iisy made an impression with its aesthetic, clear design with high recognition value, winning both the iF DESIGN AWARD and the German Design Award.

An unbeatable team: the LBR iisy and the KUKA smartPAD

Flexible production – on a previously unimaginable scale

The omnidirectional mobile platform KMP 1500 offers modular and versatile production concepts for the industry of the future. With a payload capacity up to 1500 kg and an integrated safety laser scanner, the KMP 1500 moves the products safely and autonomously throughout the entire production process and is thus the answer to the increasing demand of production departments for shorter response times and greater flexibility.

The versatile precision artist

The compact six-arm robot KR AGILUS is designed for particularly high working speeds and is distinguished by a variety of different versions, installation positions, reaches and payloads. The robot was able to convince the jury as well with its diverse and dynamic performance. With fewer materials being used, the robot’s lightweight structure and natural motions are emphasized.

The KUKA smartPAD: simply more freedom

The KUKA smartPAD was already the winner of two design awards in 2018 and took home one of the coveted prizes again this year. The crucial factor was the product’s ergonomic, compact design, which is nevertheless extremely robust and thus ideally prepared for tasks in a harsh industrial environment.

Industrial designer Mario Selic at the 2019 German Design Award ceremony

Prizes that shine a light on success

The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the world’s most important design prizes and has been presented annually since 1954 by iF International Forum Design GmbH, which is based in Hanover. It honors the best achievements in the field of product design. An international jury consisting of 67 design experts selects the winner from over 5,000 entries and 70 countries. An iF DESIGN AWARD represents a seal of quality for unusual and functional design. Since 2011, the German Design Award has highlighted innovative products and projects, as well as their manufacturers and creators. For this award as well, an international jury selects the winners in various categories. The decisive factor is an innovative but practical design that will play a pioneering role in the German and international industrial landscape. 


The iF DESIGN AWARD ceremony took place at the BMW Welt in Munich on 15 March 2019, and the German Design Award 2019 was presented as part of the trade fair in Frankfurt am Main on 8 February 2019.