Green GOOD DESIGN Award 2018

Kati Meyer-Brühl wins four design awards

Her designs libellule, embrace, floret and easy pieces metal have all been honoured with the prize, which The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design awards for products that exemplify sustainable design. The renowned annual prize has been awarded for the past ten years. These latest awards are the 103rd to 106th prizes which the designer has won for her work.

The wing-like backrest of the high back chair libellule is reminiscent of a dragonfly – it is a decorative piece that looks as good in a rooftop garden as it does in a lakeside cottage. Covers in a colourful mix of colours and an ornamental garland-shaped trim around the seat base give libellule all the charm of a handmade piece; optional castors add movability. A matching stool serves as an additional seat or as an occasional table.

The versatile embrace sofas and armchairs can be used in many different ways and offer comfort at the push of a button: Depending on the respective backrest design, the backrests can either be raised or tilted backwards with the aid of a gas spring mechanism. The embrace range includes several sofa versions as well as two types of armchairs, matching benches and a long chair.

The floret product family consists of graceful, flower-inspired sofas and armchairs that are characterised by coordinated curved lines. They are extremely comfortable and come with removable covers. The convertible sofa floret glory is another design in the range with two separate seat elements that are slightly S-shaped at the front – which results in varying seat depths. Rearranging the seat elements and putting the adjustable armrests in the relax position turns the sofa into a comfortable lounging area.

easy pieces metal has been designed to look intentionally segmented and consists of a graceful metal base frame and cuboid, voluminous upholstered elements. This creates an exciting contrast, and highlights both the design’s lightness as well as its solidness as individual qualities. The covers are removable; the base frame is available in chrome or powder-coated in black.

Kati Meyer-Brühl is brühl’s Creative Director and internationally renowned for her light-handed, versatile and varied designs, for which she has won more than 100 national and international design awards. During the design process, Kati Meyer-Brühl always focuses on the key requirements of environmental compatibility, durability and sustainability.