Press Release
Yaktrax Summit
September 29th, 2017

BOLTGROUP Wins (Another) International Design Award

BOLTGROUP, the Charlotte-based design and innovation firm, recently won the prestigious IDEA design award from the Industrial Designers Society of America. The IDEA award program has a long history as the world’s most rigorous design award, with entries from around the globe judged by a rotating panel of leading designers. Over the years BOLTGROUP has won multiple Gold, Silver, and Bronze IDEA awards. This year the firm won for its design of the Yaktrax Summit—an innovative wearable traction device for winter hiking (see more at the link below). The award winners were recently announced at the Industrial Designers Society of America’s awards gala.

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For more about the IDEA award program and the other awards this year:


BOLTGROUP, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., uses design thinking to help U.S. manufacturers evaluate their market opportunity, define meaningful product and brand innovation, and design successful products and experiences for their customers and end users. From new ideas to inspire customers, to compelling design that evolves current product lines, to disruptive innovation that transforms stagnant categories. For over 30 years, the firm has worked across the U.S. with all types of manufacturers, from Fortune 50 to small, privately held, family organizations. The ultimate goal: To Create Products, Brands and Experiences That People Love. Learn more about BOLTGROUP’s philosophy and expertise at, or by calling 704-372-2658.

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