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HarritSorensen: Time-saving design

The Qaddy improves the working environment for electricians with its unique ergonomic design. With the redesign of NKT’s classical cable drum, HarritSorensen has created an integrated drum and trolley that decreases the risks of work-related injuries. HarritSorensen is an award-winning Danish industrial design firm designs industrial solutions that solve both business and user problems.

Watch this video from NKT to understand the functionality of the Qaddy®(in Danish).

The Qaddy®improves the working environment for electricians, with its unique ergonomic design

In 2011, together with Nordic Cable Factory (NKT), HarritSorensen made a redesign of NKT’s classical cable drum. They collaboratively designed a new, unique integrated drum and trolley, named the Qaddy®. The drum is easy to manoeuvre and can be used on multiple surfaces. Furthermore, it decreases the risks of work-related injuries and prevents back and shoulder pain, as it does not have to be lifted around. The drum can be handled by just one person, and a test by The Secretariat of Education for the Electrical and Plumbing Industry (EVU) shows that a 60 % time-saving is achieved when using the Qaddy®, compared to a standard cable drum.

All design input came from user research in the field.

NKT has been selling their wooden drums for cables for many years but the drum is heavy and needs a device to roll of the wire. NKT therefore ask HarritSorensen for support to find a better solution.

See the Qaddy® in use.

About HarritSorensen

HarritSorensen is an award-winning Danish industrial design firm, founded in 1991 by partners Thomas Harrit and Nicolai Sorensen. With offices located just north of Copenhagen, the company provides design services to a wide variety of clients all around the globe. HarritSoerensen designs industrial solutions with versatility and expertise to industries ranging from high tech medical equipment, toys, and furniture, to traffic solutions, farming and much more. Since the beginning, the company have had a clear recipe for developments and productions that solve both business and user problems.

In 2015, the company won the prestigious reddot® Design Award in the category 'Best of the Best'.

HarritSorensen designs industrial solutions with versatility and expertise to a broad range of industries.

Watch the interview with founders and partners Thomas Harrit and Nicolai Sorensen on their company's 25th anniversary in 2018.

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