Pioneering inhaler design

lands coveted platinum awards

An International  jury has recognised the innovative work of London strategic design consultancy Precipice at the 2018 A’ Design Awards.


A panel of more than 200 design professionals, journalists and academics honoured the design of Mundipharma’s k-haler® device this week.

k-haler®’s pioneering design aims to make it easier for patients to use their inhaler correctly.

Precipice worked with Mundipharma to create a powerful design in a bid to improve long-term outcomes for patients. 


k-haler® secured two Platinum A’ Design Awards in the ‘Medical Devices’ and ‘Ease of Use and Universal Design’ categories. 

A’ Design Awards is a premier annual juried design competition that honours the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios, brands and design-oriented companies worldwide.

Precipice Design is the consultancy responsible for leading the transformational Meaning-Centred Design technique. Meaning-Centred Design provides a new way for companies to make sense of markets and cultures and create products that people will value more.


Mundipharma Senior Commercial Lead Jonathan Marshall said: “We’re delighted that the k-haler® device has received two awards recognising its innovative design, developed with patients front of mind.

“Our hope is that it reduces the number of critical errors associated with inhaler device usage and therefore helps to improve long term outcomes for patients.”

Precipice Design Chief Design Officer Miles Hawley said: “I’m delighted that a jury panel of 212 design professionals, journalists and academics have honoured the k-haler® device design in two categories at the prestigious A’ Design Awards.


Precipice partnered closely with Mundipharma marketing and R&D in a bid to deliver an innovative, holistic and meaningful design that will resonate deeply with users.

 “The A’ Design awards are among the most coveted symbols of excellence in the world, and it’s fantastic that k-haler®’s truly innovative design has been recognised.”




Leave a Reply