Kinnarps wins prestigious design price


Kinnarps' Embrace chair and Materia's Frame and Clip furniture have won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2015.

The Red Dot Award is an international design award that is awarded for three categories – product design, communication design and design concept - by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. The awards have a very high standing and are seen as a stamp of quality for excellent design.

"Of course I was very proud and happy when I heard that Embrace had won. Embrace has a great design that promotes a balance between active desk work and replenishment of energy in a relaxing position," says Stefan Brodbeck, who designed Embrace.

Embrace is characterised by gentle curves and a smooth geometry. Its design expresses simplicity and durability. Embrace and Stefan Brodbeck have previously received a number of international design awards to their name. Earlier in the year, they were selected as winners of the iF Design Awards 2015.

Materia, which is part of the Kinnarps Group, is commended for its innovative pieces of furniture Frame and Clip. Frame, with a design that reminds you of picture frames, is designed by Ola Giertz. Clip, which moves in the borderland between many pieces of furniture and works as a link between sofas and desks, is designed by Fredrik Mattson.

The Red Dot Awards are presented in a ceremony on 29 June in Essen, Germany. After the presentation, an exhibition will open where the winners display their products in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, a museum that attracts many design enthusiasts wishing to see and experience new product design trends.