German Design Council honours brühl with five nominations and “Special Mention” award
Kati Meyer-Brühl was honoured with a “Special Mention” German Design Award 2015 for her modular furniture ranges chess and JO. Nominated were her designs deep space, les copains, papillon and morning dew as well as the convertible sofa on tour designed by Roland Meyer-Brühl.
A staggering 2,250+ designs were submitted for this year’s German Design Award, one of the most renowned design awards in the world.
chess and JO are based on a ‘kit’ principle: different seating units can be combined and arranged in various ways to suit the user’s current needs – and regrouped at any time. Kati Meyer-Brühl’s designs are inspired by the idea of providing users with a particularly high level of flexibility and individuality in terms of creating their living environment. “chess and JO are designed to take house moves, alterations to living spaces or even just a spontaneous desire for a change into account,” the designer says.
The removable covers are also in line with this concept. The separately removable covers of the seat and rest elements allow materials and colours to be individually combined – an additional
bonus in terms of scope for creativity. Once the covers start to show signs of wear and tear, they can easily be exchanged whilst the sturdy base is retained.
deep space sofas and armchairs, les copains string chairs and winged armchair papillon are characterised by the gracefulness of their designs and the combination of different materials, some of which users can customise. The latest addition to the flower-inspired range morning dew is a chaise longue with rest elements which can all be moved along into various positions.
Flexibility is also the basic idea behind the sofa on tour, designed by Roland Meyer-Brühl, which converts from a protectively closed, snug refuge with high side and back panels to an occasional double bed.
All brühl products are manufactured with utmost consideration of the requirements of sustainability and eco-friendliness and are particularly long-lived. The have been awarded numerous national and international design prizes. Kati Meyer-Brühl has now been honoured with a total of 59 design awards.