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At Qwickhose®, we are driven by innovation and the desire to make everyday tasks easier for our customers. Our product range is a testament to this commitment. We design our products keeping in mind not just one but a multitude of markets, including gardening, window cleaning, car washing, pet care, and marine usage.

We recently had the honour of participating in the prestigious Design Week Awards 2023, an event that recognises excellence and innovation in design. We were thrilled to enter our innovative hosepipe connectors into the product design category, competing against some of the biggest design houses and innovative companies alike. To our delight, we were shortlisted, a significant achievement that has filled us with pride and gratitude.

In this article, we’ll take you through our journey to the Design Week Awards 2023, sharing our experiences and reflections. We’ll also explain what this recognition means for us as a company and how it will shape our future endeavours.

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Our Journey to the Design Week Awards 2023

Our journey to the Design Week Awards 2023 began with a simple idea: to make hose connections more straightforward and more efficient. With our wing-lock connectors and handy starter kit, we wanted to innovate the way hoses are connected and disconnected, making the process quicker and more seamless than ever before.

The development of our range was a collaborative effort involving our dedicated team of engineers, designers, and product managers. Each team member brought their unique perspective and expertise, resulting in a product that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.

The decision to submit our product to the Design Week awards was driven by our passion and belief in what we do. We knew that our unique design and practical application had the potential to stand out among competitors. While we were, of course, disappointed to miss out on the top spot, the shortlisting of our product served as a validation of our hard work and innovative thinking.

Being part of the Design Week Awards 2023 was also an enriching learning experience. It gave us the opportunity to showcase our design capabilities and share our vision with a broader audience.

Shortlisted for the Product Design Category

The day we received the email about our shortlisting for the Product Design Category, our office was buzzing with excitement. It was a moment of great pride and validation for all of us at Qwickhose® HQ. We entered the competition with hope, but to see our product recognised in its chosen category among a variety of impressive entries was genuinely gratifying.

This recognition was more than just a pat on the back; it was a testament to our team’s hard work, creativity, and dedication. Being shortlisted in the product design category was particularly significant because this category celebrates functional and aesthetic designs that meet user needs and improve their experiences. Our wing-lock connectors, with their unique design and practical benefits, perfectly embodied these principles.

Continuing Our Journey of Innovation

While the Design Week Awards 2023 has been a significant milestone in our journey, it’s still only the beginning. We are committed to continue innovating and pushing the boundaries of design.

Our experience at the awards has provided us with invaluable insights and inspiration. We have seen first-hand the incredible work being done by other designers and innovators, which has inspired us to strive for even greater heights. We are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and are eager to take on new challenges.

Finally, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has supported us on this journey, especially our customers. Your belief in our products and your feedback has been instrumental in our success. We continue to work hard behind the scenes on new product development and are committed to expanding our range to deliver high-quality products that make your everyday tasks easier and more enjoyable.

Here’s to a future filled with innovation and excellence in design!

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Join the Qwickhose Journey

At Qwickhose, we’re more than just a product company – we’re a team dedicated to making your daily tasks easier and more efficient. Our Wing-Lock Connectors are just the beginning. With additional designs in development, we look forward to introducing exciting new products to our existing range.

We understand that watering tasks can sometimes be frustrating and problematic. From kinking hoses to leaky connectors, we’ve heard it all. That’s why we’re dedicated to listening to your concerns, frustrations, and feedback.

Your experiences with watering tasks provide us with invaluable insights that drive our innovation. This commitment to customer service and continuous self-improvement is one of the things that sets us apart on our journey to provide efficiency, ease, and satisfaction with every task.

Get in touch to sign up for our newsletter and join the Qwickhose family. Experience hose connector innovation like never before. Together, let’s redefine efficiency and elevate your garden hose experience.

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