German Design Award 2018 – WINNER - for COLLECTION S chair family

Kinnarps’ executive chair family Collection S has been awarded as WINNER at the German Design Award 2018. An award acknowledging products that represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape.

The German Design Award is a highly prestigious award which we are very honoured and pleased to receive for Collection S. A top-of-the-line family of chairs, from our premium brand MartinStoll, offering a trustworthy solution for the most executive environments. We thank the renowned jury for acknowledging our design work where the aim was to combine design, comfort and top quality in the best possible way.

Elisabeth Slunge, Director Global Range & Communications at Kinnarps.

The Collection S chair family is rooted in the heritage of the brand and consists of task chairs, meeting chairs and lounge chairs, which offer various functional features and share the high level of quality and the common design expression. The chair family has thought-out material choices and a high level of craftsmanship that well suit the executive environments continues Martin Rau, International Product Manager for MartinStoll.

 – The Collection S chair family from MartinStoll is based on sophisticated performance like perfect ergonomic functionality, high quality and durability. Where heritage and craftsmanship meet modern lightness and sculpture-like design. The series is created to fit ideal into modern advanced office life explains the designers behind Collection S, Michael Lammel and Markus Heller from NOA Intelligent Design.


About the German Design Award


The German Design Award is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honour unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape. Launched in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the most well respected design competitions in the world and is held in high regard well beyond professional circles.


About MartinStoll


MartinStoll delivers timeless and elegant management and meeting furniture. Solutions created with a high level of customization, craftsmanship and top-end finishes. With quality in focus, the individual in mind and attention to every detail, the MartinStoll brand from Kinnarps delivers exclusivity. Executive furniture for those who care about interior design and are driven by a passion for craftsmanship, tradition and aesthetics. A premium range with total solutions for individual workplaces, meeting places, lounge and reception areas. All with sustainable, high quality materials, that are carefully selected to inspire you with the best possibilities.

About Kinnarps


Kinnarps was founded in 1942 by Jarl and Evy Andersson. Today it is a wholly-owned family company run now by Jarl and Evy's children and grandchildren. Kinnarps delivers interior design solutions for offices and public spaces. The entire value chain is characterised by high quality and low environmental impact – from raw materials to finished workplace solutions. Kinnarps is today one of the biggest suppliers of interior design solutions in Europe. Its products are sold in some 40 countries and the group had a turnover of about MSEK 3.8 in 2014/2015.


Do you have any questions?

For more information, please contact:
Jessica Candemar, Press contact at Kinnarps AB
+46 515 388 07

Learn more about Collection S 

This year there were more than 5,000 entries to the German Design Award. An award that sets the highest standards when it comes to selecting the prize-winners, in the nomination process, panels of experts from the German Design Council invite only those products to participate in the competition that demonstrably set themselves apart from their competitors thanks to their design quality.




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