BIP Chairs Win 2012 IDEA Design Award at IDSA

July 19, 2012

BIP Company, LLC. announces, today, July 2nd, 2012 that the Industrial Designers Society of America, (IDSA) has awarded BIP Company the Bronze IDEA award as one of the most innovative products for 2012 in the Commercial and Industrial Products Category.   


The Industrial Designers Society of America, (IDSA) is the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven society for industrial design.  IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. The society produces the renowned International Design Excellence Award® (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly journal on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world.


Toren Orzek, of FUSE, a Portland, Oregon Industrial Design company stated, “We are extremely excited about the BIPChairs being recognized by the IDSA.  We thank BIP for the opportunity and look forward to introducing more innovative products in the future”.


BIPChairs  securely hold rebar in place eliminating the need for tie wire.  Easy snap-in application allows for a typical rebar grid to be constructed with greatly reduced labor time compared to traditional methods. The chairs are designed with a pre-loaded head to ensure that the rebar securely snaps and locks into place.  The patent-pending chairs are available in multiple heights and bar sizes.   The Chairs are distributed in North America through PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., under the Grip-Rite brand.  In Australia, the Chairs are available through BIP Australia, (  Soon BIPChairs will be released in UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia, Japan and 16 European countries.


BIP Company, LLC is a global leader in manufacturing innovative, time and cost-effective, eco-friendly products for the construction industry.  BIP’s industrial designers are leaders in their field and consistently create products that provide valuable improvements in the building industry.


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