The “Porsche Design Elan Amphibio” ski model received the coveted German Design Award on Feb. 7 in the Forum at Messe Frankfurt. Marc Hasenstein, managing director of Elan Central Europe, accepted the prize in the Excellent Product Design category. Elan is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Together with Elan Yachts and Elan Incenta, a company focused on advanced and mobile seating solutions and complete solutions for gyms, stadiums and arenas, the Slovenian ski manufacturer was sold to KJK Management, an equity investment group, in mid-2019. KJK assembled KJK Sports of Luxembourg out of Elan and other acquisitions, including Bic Sports, Panther bicycles, Oryx Cycles and Core Kiteboarding. According to KJK, its various sports companies generate roughly €300 million in revenue and employ nearly 3,000 workers in six European countries.