Iconic Award 2019

ICONIC Award for JET.III task chair

Its organic design and a variety of functions won over the jury

Every year the German Design Council confers awards for leading-edge architecture, innovative products and sustainable communication. The winners of the ICONIC AWARD: Innovative Interior 2019 have been published now. The JET.III task chair from König + Neurath, an innovative product that was presented for the first time at Orgatec in October, has received an award in the category “Office and Workplace” for its aesthetic design and outstanding features.

Cornelius Müller-Schellhorn, Head of Design and Development at König + Neurath, summarises the chair’s characteristics: “The most striking feature is the backrest design, which is inspired by Nature. The intricate connections in the back’s construction are reminiscent of the ribbed structure of a leaf. This ensures good stability and guarantees that the chair can support a load of up to 150 kg, the backrest is shaped to follow the spine. The adjustment controls for back height and headrest are harmoniously, almost invisibly, integrated into the backrest design,” says the designer of the task chair designated “Winner”.

The most striking feature is the backrest design, which is inspired by Nature.

Cornelius Müller-Schellhorn, Head of Design

A blend of visual appeal and an ingenious mechanism: JET.III adapts to your needs

“We developed a new synchro mechanism especially for JET.III, with two-position seat and backrest inclination, as well as a quick-set weight adjustment function, and it’s manufactured in our Karben factory. Users appreciate the 1:2.2 synchro ratio and the 27° opening angle with a limiter that locks in four positions for enhanced movement flow,” says Cornelius Müller-Schellhorn. This means that everyone lucky enough to sit on the JET.III can adjust the weight-setting, seat height and seat/back inclination, as well as the backrest locking function, using just two buttons. Furthermore the seat, neck rest, back, arms and lumbar support can easily be adjusted to suit diverse needs.

The formal prize-giving ceremony for the ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior, will be held on 13th January 2019 at the international furniture exhibition imm cologone 2019 at the Kölnischer Kunstverein. All winning projects will be presented to an audience within the trade and any interested visitors in an exclusive exhibition under the umbrella of the “Design im Kunsthaus” programme of cultural events.

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