Sofa deep space nominated for the national ecodesign prize
The sofa deep space, a 2013 work by designer Kati Meyer-Brühl, has been nominated for the 2014 national ecodesign prize in the “products” category. The annual prize has been awarded by the German Federal Environment Ministry and the Federal Environment Agency since 2012 in order to highlight innovative products, services and concepts that are outstanding in terms of excellent ecological quality, innovative approach and high design quality.
All of the materials used to manufacture deep space, as well as all other brühl furniture, and the entire manufacturing process meet environmental compatibility and sustainability requirements in an exemplary manner. Sofa deep space combines a striking design – slightly tapered back, curved armrests, a graceful base frame – with various options for individualisation according to customer requirements and variable comfort thanks to fully adjustable seats that can be pulled out by up to 25 cm and fully adjustable backrests. The range includes sofas with or without an integrated storage table, armchairs, stools and a table. The choice of upholstery fabrics and materials includes Olivaleather, which has been tanned using only purely plant based tanning agents. All covers are removable.
Kati Meyer-Brühl has won over 50 national and international awards, including numerous prizes for sustainable design, for her furniture. She holds a Master’s degree in industrial design from the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London and a Master’s in fine arts from the Parsons The New School for Design in New York. One of the typical characteristics of her designs is a marked consideration of sustainability.
Her successful 2015 competition entries will be shown in various locations throughout Germany in the form of a travelling exhibition.