2018 German Design Award Winners Selected!
On 9 February 2018, during the official GDA 2018 gala, we received two awards for our latest collections – Violle and Mickey – designed by the German firm ITO Design. The ceremony took place during Ambiente – the international consumer goods trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
The German Design Award, an international award handed out by the German Design Council, is one of the most prestigious awards in the design world and is well recognised by the professionals from the field.
Since we started in 1953, our priorities have been observation, analysis and assessment of the current situation in design on the international level – says Andrej Krupetz, the CEO of the German Design Council. – Not only do the winners represent the economic and cultural value of the design industry, they also show its direction and the trends – adds Krupetz.
The main prize was awarded to the Mickey adjustable stool. The Mickey is highly ergonomic and can be used for active desk work, both seated and standing. It also follows the position flawlessly with a built-in 10 degree tilt to either side. These changes of position during work provide active support for the spine.
The distinction was awarded to the Violle’s latest collection of premium swivel chairs. Its high-quality aluminium back frame creates a harmonious line that flows seamlessly into the armrests, which gives Violle that special look and feel. Violle also represents high-end ergonomics. It comes with an innovative synchro mechanism and easily accessible controls that have been fully integrated with the seat to create a smooth, aesthetically pleasing form