Kati Meyer-Brühl honoured with two ‘Good Design’ awards
Designs chess and JO from 2012/13 have both received the Green GOOD DESIGN Award 2014. The highly acclaimed prize is awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. The Green GOOD DESIGN Award emerged from the Good Design Award, the most renowned international design prize.
JO and chess are manufactured fully sustainable and with environmentally friendly materials. Both designs are based on a ‘kit’ principle: the individual mobile units can be combined in various different ways as required, and can also be rearranged at any time or also extended, for example to meet the needs of a growing family. Kati Meyer-Brühl’s intention is to produce furniture that is particularly flexible and individual. She therefore takes house moves, alterations to existing spaces or simply the spontaneous desire for change into account in her designs.
Equipping the furniture with removable covers is also in line with this concept. Both chess and JO are supplied with separately removable seat and rest element covers. It is also possible to mix and match different colours and cover materials. This not only gives users more scope for customisation but also increases the furniture’s lifespan. Which benefits the environment and saves on resources, as being able to change the covers and the constellation of the various units means that you do not necessarily have to buy a new piece of furniture just because the old one does not fit or match a new interior.
Kati Meyer-Brühl has won over 50 national and international design awards and is one of the most successful young European designers. She designs her furniture with a light hand, yet also with a distinctive and appealing signature style combined with maximum quality, sustainability and environmental compatibility.