The Stratlock Rail System has been announced as a Finalist in the Non-Consumer Product category in the Best Design Awards 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Fastmount Stratlock® Rail System is an aluminium rail and connector system for building interior ceiling and wall framework onto uneven substrates, in order to precisely attach interior panelling with Fastmount’s Stratlock Range of hidden panel fasteners.
The framework comprises a single aluminium extrusion profile and three modular joining connectors which enable a wall connection, wall to ceiling, or corner connection. Female clips install into the extrusion with 8mm of adjustability built into them, allowing for the decorative panel/male clip to be precisely positioned before being locked into place. Uneven panels can be adjusted by simply disengaging the clip, realigning, and locking back into place.
The Stratlock Rail System enables a seamless and hassle-free solution to lining a structural interior with perfectly spaced decorative panels in a variety of scenarios. It standardises otherwise irregular methods of framing up and mounting decorative interior panels across differing industries. It was released in October 2021 after extensive work with the Blender Design team in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Best Design Awards is an annual showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial, product, digital and motion design along with three special awards – Value of Design, Public Good and Toitanga, run by the Designers Institute of New Zealand, and has been acknowledged as New Zealand’s premier design awards since 1998.
The Winners will be announced at the Best Design Awards Ceremony on Friday 7 October.