Major design prizes for K+N BALANCE.CHAIR and AURAY
April 2018 - The Red Dot Jury has made its decision. In line with the motto "In search of good design and innovation", a jury of some 40 people evaluated more than 6300 objects from designers and manufacturers from 59 nations. König + Neurath was successful with two submissions. The sit-stand K+N BALANCE.CHAIR for active working and the AURAY management and conference chair won the Red Dot Design Award in the Office category. The committee of experts only gives this internationally recognised award to products which demonstrate high quality design and which satisfy strict criteria. These include the degree of innovation, functionality, the quality of appearance, ergonomics and durability.
The sit-stand K+N BALANCE.CHAIR, an office task chair, impressed the jury thanks to its distinctive design language, its premium material mix and unique functionality. With this chair, König + Neurath has designed an attractive solution for those who want to decide how they work, and how they can work more healthily. The patented design allows the transformation in next to no time from an office task chair into an effective standing support. In combination with the mobile complete solution K+N STANDBY.OFFICE 2.0, with the integrated workstation K+N BALANCE.OFFICE or with the height-adjustable conference tables, the K+N BALANCE.CHAIR displays its strengths as a multi-talent for agile working and active meetings. "We are delighted by the awards and consider them confirmation of our competence in design and development. We are convinced that people work better when they feel at ease in their work environment and when the furniture can be used flexibly to cater for different ways of working", says Cornelius Müller-Schellhorn, manager of the design department.
AURAY,design by 2DODESIGN, is authentic and unmistakable in its design aspirations. Premium components are blended with precise craftsmanship into a harmonious whole. Minimalistic aesthetics and refined styling for those who love a certain je ne sais quoi. As a task chair or conference chair, as a high back or low back variant: Every AURAY is an individually-crafted masterpiece, made from the highest quality materials. This was confirmed by it also winning the German Design Award 2018 and ICONIC AWARDS 2018: Innovative Interior
The formal awards ceremony of the Red Dot design Awards will be held on the 9th July 2018 in the Aalto Theatre in Essen. At the same time, the four-week special exhibition "Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018" will be opened: where the award-winning innovations are presented in the context of the world's largest show for contemporary design.