Kati Meyer-Brühl wins 60th and 61st design award
Designer Kati Meyer-Brühl has already received numerous national and international awards for her designs – eleven prizes and nominations this year alone. The German Design Council has now bestowed the honour of “Interior Innovation Award – Selection 2015” on her les copains range of woven furniture, and awarded the “Interior Innovation Award – Winner 2015” prize to her for the deep space sofas and armchairs.
The Interior Innovation Award is awarded for innovative excellence in all furniture industry product areas. The prize is jointly awarded by the German Design Council and the interiors trade show imm cologne in the role of conceptual partner.
The les copains range of woven furniture, a design dating from 2014, combines minimalist, delicate-looking shapes with hand-woven string elements made from hemp or a washable high-tech material, resulting in decorative seating that is extremely comfortable. Users can individually configure the chairs, which are offered with a choice of four different backrest heights – high, medium, low und small – and a wide range of unique materials, colours and detailing. The range also includes a version that is suitable for outdoor use. Chair small is stackable.
The striking sofas and armchairs from the deep space range, which was designed in 2013/14, feature fully adjustable seats which can be extended by 25 cm and fully adjustable back rests in order to offer variable comfort levels. There is a wide choice of woods, covers and finishes. Cuboid armrests add a minimalist touch to the pieces; a base frame resting on angled wooden feet or graceful sledge bases make the pieces look so light that they appear to be hovering above the ground. On request, the sofa is also available with an integrated storage table.
Kati Meyer-Brühl has been brühl’s Creative Director since 2004. Her inimitable signature style, lively designs combine unique design with high standards in terms of eco-friendliness, variability, practicality and durability. She holds a Master’s degree in industrial design from the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London and a Master’s in fine arts from Parsons, The New School for Design in New York.