Good Design Award for JO and chess
The designer has won the GOOD DESIGN Award 2013 awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for her designs chess and JO – resulting in a personal record.
These most recent awards from the renowned institute increase the number of prizes Kati Meyer-Brühl has won for her designs to 50 in total, which indicates a dynamic creative potential, considering she is only at the beginning of her career.
Both designs were created in 2012/2013. The cuboid chess seating elements are distinguished by their modular design and carefully matched dimensions. They can be randomly extended and combined with each other and are therefore suitable for a wide range of diverse seating concepts. The range also includes elements such as ottomans, a recamier or a divan, which can be combined with the armchair units or displayed as accent pieces. chess comes with separately removable seat and rest element covers, which not only allows the colours and materials to be changed but also increases the furniture’s lifespan.
The JO range consists of two compact armchair versions that combine cuboid and rounded shapes, as well as a wing-like curved sofa with a diagonally emphasised front and a deep seat. The three different elements are perfect for creating imaginative seating constellations with individual character. Like chess, JO’s units also feature separately removable seat and backrest covers.
Kati Meyer-Brühl is a graduate of the Central Saint Martins University of Arts in London and the Parsons School of Design in New York. Her designs successfully combine sustainability awareness with a recognisably unique, effortless and lively signature style.