German design shines

“And the Award goes to…” – that was the slogan, when on January 12 the Interior Innovation Awards – Best of Best 2014 was awarded by the German Design Council at IMM Cologne.

Overall 15 products have been honored with the Prize by an international jury consisting of: Sebastian Wrong, designer and co-founder of Established and Sons, London; Stefan Scholten, designer, Amsterdam; Barbara Friedrich,  editor in chief of A&W Architektur und Wohnen, Hamburg; Gerhard Wolf, General Manager, Funktion Möbel, Darmstadt; Giulio Ridolfo, designer, Udine; Andrej Kupetz, General Manager, German Design Council, Frankfurt.

The winners were:

Product: SixE (Chair)
Producer: HOWE a/s
Design: PearsonLloyd Design Ltd

Product: Centro Duo Oval (Free-standing bathtub)
Producer: Franz Kaldewei GmbH & Co. KG
Design: Sottsass Associati

Product: UNI/VERSE – Woven Poetry (Curtain textile collection)
Producer: Kinnasand
Design: Isa Glink

Product: Axor Shower Products (Showerproducts)
Producer: Hansgrohe SE
Design: Front Design AB

Product: Mary (Multifunctional LED lamp)
Producer: Ueberholz GmbH
Design: Ueberholz GmbH

Product: REBAR (Shelf system)
Producer: joval GmbH
Design: Jonas Schroeder

Product: Buzz (Chair)
Producer: Arco BV
Design: Bertjan Pot / Arco BV

Product: Minima 3.0 (Storage system)
Producer: MDF Italia
Design: Fattorini + Rizzini + Partners srl

Product: Tea With Georg Line (Tea pot)
Producer: Georg Jensen
Design: Scholten & Baijings

Product: Rolf Benz NOVA (Sofa with bed-function)
Producer: Rolf Benz AG & Co. KG
Design: Joachim Nees

Product: Sebastian Wrong by Fletco (Carpet tiles)
Producer: Fletco Carpet Tiles A/S
Design: Sebastian Wrong

Product: Phenomenon Wind (Ceramic Mosaic)
Producer: Ceramiche Mutina Spa
Design: Tokujin Yushioka

Product: Ready Made Curtain (Curtain and hanging system)
Producer: Kvadrat A/S
Design: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Product: Soma Tisch (Table system)
Producer: Kettnaker GmbH & Co. KG
Design: Kettnaker GmbH & Co. KG

Product: FlatBoxLed (Contact track spotlight)
Producer: Mawa Design Licht- und Wohnideen GmbH
Design: dinnebier + blieske

1st Prize: 3,000 Euro
Product: Ordnungshalber (Wedge hook border)
Design: Christoph Goechnahts

2nd Prize: 2,000 Euro
Product: Reverso (Interactive separation system)
Design: Yann Mathys

3rd Prize: 1,000 Euro
Product: Jella (Desk Light)
Design: Lena Schlumbohm

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