Vaask Wins European Product Design Award 2021 

This is the second design award for the world’s finest hand sanitizer dispenser

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 — AUSTIN, TEXAS — Vaask, the world’s finest hand sanitizer dispenser purposefully designed for modern spaces, has been awarded a European Product Design Award in the Design for Society category. The European Product Design Award annually honors the best in product design from around the world with the goal of advancing the appreciation of design. An esteemed jury panel of design experts carefully evaluate all applications and award products that are most innovative, sustainable and visually pleasing.

“The idea to create an aesthetically pleasing, contactless hand sanitizer came at the start of the pandemic. People were having terrible experiences with the products in the market at a time when hand sanitization was more essential than ever before—irregular pumps, design failures, bad smells and so on. Vaask is an answer to all these issues, and with its sleek ‘sink-and-faucet-design,’ it creates a pleasing impression for anyone visiting your space,” Vaask Founder Jon Olsen said about the European Product Design Award win.

Inspired by the Norwegian word for ‘wash,’ Vaask recognizes the need for a higher class of clean. Honored with a 2021 Red Dot Award earlier this year, Vaask elevates the sanitizer experience from tired to inspired with these premium features:

All-metal construction: Finishes include brass, brushed stainless and custom options.

Adaptable design: Choose among wall framed, recessed mounting and standalone units, as well as hard-wired or battery-powered options.

Precise functionality: Engineered laser-guided hand tracking eliminates drips and mess.

Refined formula: Sanitizer is available in modern herbal fragrances with zero harsh chemicals.

Long lasting and flexible: Each high-capacity, eco-friendly sanitizer cartridge contains 2,200 uses. Cartridges can be refilled or swapped.

All Vaask components are guaranteed for 5 years

Vaask comes from Unorthodox Ventures, the Austin-based venture capital firm started by Big Ass Fans® founder Carey Smith. With a history of creating an award-winning fan, and now a hand hygiene dispenser without compromising on form or function, Unorthodox Ventures is an investment firm that does things unconventionally. When Olsen, a principal at Unorthodox Ventures, pitched the idea for Vaask, Smith came up with a ‘Manufacturer-in-Residence’ program to provide him the support he needed to launch the company. It’s the same support the firm offers to founders and their companies — expertise in engineering, manufacturing, marketing and logistics.

About Unorthodox Ventures

Aiming to upend today’s parasitic venture capital industry, Austin-based Unorthodox Ventures seeks out entrepreneurs with big potential and provides far more than money. Led by Big Ass Fans® Founder Carey Smith, Unorthodox Ventures is a complete reinvention of the broken investment process, starting with its team of experts who help entrepreneurs by providing support for everything from engineering and marketing to customer service and logistics. Learn more at unorthodoxventures.com.

About Vaask

Vaask is the world’s finest hand hygiene system for interiors with high design standards. With an adaptable design, high-quality metal finishes, laser-guided technology, and eco-friendly, refillable sanitizer cartridges, Vaask is a permanent defense against all hand sanitization challenges. Say ‘hallo’ at vaask.com.

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