With their innovative pedalboard for electric guitarists, 6’4” design manufactory is a winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, a world-renowned design prize.
The pedalboard, The Solution by NEXI industries, 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. All details are 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.
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Together with NEXI industries, 6’4″ design manufactory developed the modular NEXI product family of pedalboard and effect pedals from first concept up to mass production.
The Solution – designed in Deventer, sold worldwide!
More information about The Solution can be found here.