A royal occasion – and Canadian-Danish design collaboration – for Klaus by Nienkmper and Randers+Radius
From Sept. 17 to 19, 2014, a business delegation was in Toronto, on the occasion of a visit by the Danish Crown Prince Couple. During this visit HRH the Crown Prince of Denmark visited the Klaus by Nienkämper store for a special introduction of award-winning Canadian and Danish designs.
On Thurs., Sept. 18, HRH the Crown Prince of Denmark and the accompanying delegation was received by Klaus Nienkämper, president and owner of Nienkämper; and by Niels Kastrup, CEO of Randers+Radius. Together they presented their Canadian & Danish design collaboration. In a unique arrangement. Nienkamper will be manufacturing and distributing Randers+Radius’s Grip Table for the North American market; and conversely Randers+Radius will produce and distribute the Gateway Collection on behalf of Nienkämper for the European market.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to make the Danish designs available to our North American Clients and also avail ourselves of Randers+Radius’s experience to take our products to Europe,” says Klaus Nienkämper.
To mark the momentous occasion, Klaus By Nienkämper hosted a champagne reception at the 300 King Street East flagship store and showroom in the heart of Toronto’s design district, where Klaus Nienkämper & company first introduced Canada to classic European furniture designs over 46 years ago. The distinguished guest list included some of Canada’s most notable architects and interior design professionals.
“The staff and the clients of Randers+Radius and Nienkämper were honoured by HRH the Crown Prince of Denmark’s visit to Klaus By Nienkämper. It certainly was a cause for celebration,” says Klaus Nienkämper.
ALL ABOUT GRIP
Grip, designed by Troels Grum-Schwensen, is a generous meeting table, a modern and practical cafeteria table, a long impressive conference table, a flexible mobile working desk – Grip is a universal table suitable for all purposes.
The Grip table is a new design inspired by tightrope walkers who balance by means of a long pole – thus the top balances on a narrow beam supported by cast aluminum legs. Grip gets more stable the more weighted it becomes. Gravity becomes a fellow player in the locking construction with which the table is assembled. The position of the table legs can be easily changed depending on the requirements of each situation. At the centre of the table structure, there is a strong floating beam that has the unique ability of creating a long freestanding table. The innovative beam solution makes it possible to use only two pairs of legs in order to make a stable and secure table up to 117 inches long.
ALL ABOUT GATEWAY
Gateway answers the call for the different ways that meetings are taking place – both virtually and physically and in a formal an informal way. Gateway embraces modern technology but is unique as it is not dependent of it and the constant changes to it.
Designed by Busk+Hertzog, Gateway is “technology neutral,” which makes it more versatile and completely independent. The end user decides which technology is right for them, letting design once again take the lead. The Gateway range of furniture includes tables, media walls, lounge seating and accessories, which can be used individually or together creating a concept which is highly customizable – from small informal meeting tables, big formal telepresence tables to informal lounge groups. Gateway is carefully proportioned with simple design and clean lines that are synonymous with Busk + Hertzog’s design aesthetic. By keeping a similarity in the choice of materials and the overall design approach of dynamic soft shapes, the range is continuous visually despite the different uses and applications.
ALL ABOUT NIENKÄMPER
Established in 1968, Nienkämper is an internationally recognized designer and manufacturer of fine office furniture. Recognized as one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada each year since 2009, Nienkämper is committed to being at the forefront of innovation; collaborating with forward-thinking designers; and pushing the boundaries of technology.
For more info, visit http://www.nienkamper.com/