Kati Meyer-Brühl wins three Good Design Awards
The new awards bring the number of design prizes won by Kati Meyer-Brühl up to 64, including fourteen awarded to her in 2014 alone.
It seems that these three designs, which were created in 2013 and 2014, totally embody the Zeitgeist: they combine a contemporary design language with the charm of design elements expertly crafted by hand and numerous user individual configuration options, for all of which they have now won the renowned The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design’s Good Design Award.
The chairs, stools and recliners in the les copains range feature hand strung decoratively woven covers created using hemp or high-tech string. The graceful frame is either painted or has a metal finish, for example brass or copper. The chair armrests also allow the setting of individual accents.
The deep space range of sofas and armchairs equally reflects this freedom of choice, for example with optional extendable seats and fully adjustable backrests, a choice of either sledge bases or graceful feet to support the base frame, a choice of cover materials and woods, or the integrated storage table unit for sofas available on request.
The papillon folding wing armchairs are available in a choice of different woods, with a choice of two different backrest and three different seat types, and with metal feet in finishes such as, for example, aluminium and brass, or painted white or anthracite. All of these elements may be combined in any way.
Due to its potential for individualisation, each piece of furniture has a one-off character. In addition, sustainable materials and manufacturing processes, removable covers (applies to deep space and papillon) or renewable weaving (applies to les copains) guarantee an extended product life-cycle and a positive environmental footprint.
Designer Kati Meyer-Brühl 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. She lives in Berlin.