March 3, 2021

Arris Wins GOOD DESIGN Award for Optimized Composite Structures

Company honored for innovative structural designs enabling the future of lightweighting across multiple industries

Arris, a California-based manufacturing tech pioneer enabling the use of high-performance composites in mass-market products, today announced it has won the GOOD DESIGN Award for its revolutionary carbon fiber optimized truss structure.

Arris’s first-of-its-kind lattice-type truss uses continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP) to deliver a structure that embodies two ideals: exceptional strength-to-weight characteristics and exceptional scalability. This breakthrough replaces old fashioned I-beams and enables major performance upgrades in all products that move or anywhere that weight matters. The Arris truss is also corrosion-resistant, doesn’t require painting, and is completely recyclable.

Arris’s GOOD Design award is the latest recognition for the emerging company. Most recently, Arris’s Additive Molding(™) won the BIG Innovation Award and its Carbon Fiber Truss won the Red Dot Award: Design Concept, the largest professional design concept competition in the world. The company has also recently teamed up with Skydio to revolutionize drone design and manufacturing and has partnered with Bosch Venture Capital to bring advanced composites to new sectors.

Founded in 1950, GOOD DESIGN® is the oldest and most prestigious design awards program. Organized by the Chicago Athenaeum, the award creates awareness about contemporary design and honors products and industry leaders that charter new directions for innovation and push the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.

“At Arris, we’re on a mission to enable the great design and engineering teams at leading innovative brands to deliver the products of the future,” said Ethan Escowitz, CEO of Arris. “We’ve successfully demonstrated how our technology can transform products in terms of design, weight, performance, and sustainability. We’re honored to receive the GOOD DESIGN Award and be recognized for our contributions to the future of manufacturing.”

“The GOOD DESIGN award honors the legacy of design leaders including the Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen — mid-century modernists who used new materials and manufacturing processes to reimagine the world around them. We’re delighted to honor Arris for following in the footsteps of these towering figures with their groundbreaking Additive Molding(tm) technology,” says Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, President/CEO The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. “Their fiber-optimized truss is a gamechanger for engineers and architects, and we’re looking forward to seeing how this technology inspires other innovators to reimagine their designs.”


Founded in Chicago in 1950 by the former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., together with such pioneers in modern design as Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen, GOOD DESIGN® honors the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.

Press release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210112005402/en/Arris-Wins-BIG-Innovation-Award-for-Advances-in-Manufacturing


Donna Michaels
PR for Arris