International Design Awards 2017


Vortex is proud to announce its Explora collection has won International Design Awards in two Product Design categories, taking Gold in Leisure Games and Fun and Silver in the Designs for Social Impact category.


The International Design Awards were established in 2007 by a group of designers and entrepreneurs to recognize, celebrate and promote design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in the fields of architecture, interior, product, graphic and fashion design.


“International Design Awards recognize the strategic thinking, imagination and design that go into making products that are used, valued and loved by end users. That is a vision we share at Vortex,” said Stephen Hamelin, President of Vortex International, in accepting these awards. “We build meaningful play experiences into every product, and we are thrilled to see our innovations acknowledged.”


Like all Vortex products, the Explora collection integrates a strong active play component that keeps children moving, pushing, pulling, spinning and exploring. Designed for toddlers through tweens, Explora encourages kids to engage more deeply in the wonderful process of discovery of cause and effect. Its dynamic and vibrant design prompts kids to interact with the world around them, participate in collaborative play, and take inclusive play a step further.


The Explora collection is designed to combine with other featured Vortex products to create fun and safe aquatic play structures for families and children of all ages and abilities.