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König + Neurath awarded at the Red Dot Design Award and ICONIC AWARD

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All in all, there were more than 20,000 submissions from 60 countries that the two prominent juries mentioned above had to decide on this year. Which interior, furniture and product design ideas are the best? Where are design expertise, quality, user comfort and innovation really outstanding? Have product designers really broken new ground in the selection of materials, in terms of sustainability and with their approaches?

In the case of the K+N NOOK.SHELL, the answer was yes. The shell chair from the Hessian office furniture manufacturer was among the winners of both the internationally renowned Red Dot Design Award and the ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior. It convinced in the category ‘Product Design’ or ‘Office and Workplace’ with its product characteristics, the choice of materials and its versatile application possibilities. We design our furnishing solutions to be multifunctional,” says Cornelius Müller-Schellhorn. The product designer sits down with an interdisciplinary team at the expert for office furniture and room solutions when new developments are pending. “Every input contributes to making our products relevant to the market and useful for our customers. Especially at a time when living and working are increasingly merging and sustainability and responsibility are also becoming more and more important, our accumulated know-how flows into our products.”

Red Dot Design Award and ICONIC AWARD for homely shell chair

According to the designer, the award-winning shell chair from König + Neurath can be used as a seat in the home office as well as in conference and meeting areas in the office. “With its seating comfort and homely design, it can be elegantly integrated into the furnishings at home. As a visitor and conference chair, furnishers can configure it to match a company’s corporate design.” The K+N NOOK.SHELL is designed as a modular system, says Müller-Schellhorn. “Therefore, you can choose from a range of design options. We currently offer it with black and white shells, as well as without backrest upholstery, with upholstery pad or with full upholstery. There are also a variety of frame options.” The aesthetic appeal combined with the numerous design options now secured the coveted awards for the versatile shell chair.

Certified sustainable solution with Blue Angel and LEVEL 3

The fact that sustainability expert Johannes Brennig is already involved in the development process stands out: “Our ecological actions take into account customer requirements as well as factors such as resource conservation, material selection, ease of repair, recyclability, longevity and the harmlessness of the materials,” adds the sustainability manager. “We are proud that we can point to other certificates in addition to important design awards such as the Red Dot Design Award or the ICONIC AWARD. For example, our K+N NOOK.SHELL is certified with the Blue Angel and with the demanding most important European sustainability seal LEVEL 3. Production processes or supply chains are also analysed for this.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.koenig-neurath.com/en/