|Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius||Germany|
The FK bucket seat is international design history, a beacon of modernity, a pioneer of minimalism. The armrests seem to be beckoning – inviting us with open arms. The bucket provides ample protection, the leather oozes warmth and comfort. A design icon with soft upholstery. As reticent as it is effective, it underscores both the lines and the coziness. The perfect sketch, supplemented with long-lasting comfort.
Wolfgang C. R. Mezger
For more than 20 years now, the designer Wolfgang C. R. Mezger has been one of the most inspiring progressive thinkers behind the modern office. He also has considerable experience in lecturing in London, Berlin and Schwäbisch Gmünd. Harmonious concepts and intelligent details are the hallmark of Mezger’s aesthetic philosophy. He finds the answers to complex questions with simple solutions. His feeling for the spirit of the times speaks to the customer as can be seen in projects for Brunner from Germany, Artifort from the Netherlands and Davis from the USA. www.design-mezger.com
Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd founded their award-winning design studio in 1997 after meeting at the Royal College of Art in London. Having studied product and furniture design, the studio was formed with the ambition to deliver objects of beauty, economy and intelligence. The work of PearsonLloyd is characterised by a strong and recognisable aesthetic fused with insight and observation, which deliver unassumingly simple and elegant solutions. Working internationally, the studio has established itself across a wide range of client types and sectors, including aviation, workplace and urban design. The partners’ quest for exposure to new cultures, technologies and problems has led them to design a very broad range of products gaining both commercial and critical acclaim. In 2007 Tom and Luke’s work was recognised when they became Royal Designers for Industry, the highest honour for design in the UK. www.pearsonlloyd.com
“We love the strange, the paradox and the spontaneous.” EOOS develops its talents as a team. The Austrian designers Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann and Harald Gründl actually recognised the special synergy of their talents during their studies at the College of Applied Art in Vienna where they all attended Paolo Piva’s design master class. In 1995, they founded a studio together and since then have constantly developed their own special methodology. In their inspiring office in Vienna city centre, the three intransigent thinkers implement their ideas – for projects all over the world from Milan to Toronto, London to New York, Berlin to Herrenberg. Herrenberg is where the three started their career in 1997 with their fascination for the history of Walter Knoll. The spirit of the founders is more up-to-date today than ever before: designers of life’s events. To date, the team has been awarded more than 130 design prizes including the Compasso d’Oro. Special recognition: the MAK, the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, mounted an individual exhibition on EOOS in 2015 which provided insight into the designers’ work process and showcased their extensive and eclectic work.
Trong hơn 20 năm nay, nhà thiết kế Wolfgang C. R. Mezger với tư tưởng tiến bộ thổi nguồn cảm hứng mới vào lĩnh vực thiết kế văn phòng hiện đại. Ông cũng có nhiều kinh nghiệm giảng dạy tại London, Berlin và Schwäbisch Gmünd. Sự hài hòa và công năng thông minh là điểm đặc trưng trong triết lý thẩm mỹ của ông Mezger. Ông luôn tìm ra các giải pháp đơn giản để giải quyết cá vấn đề phức tạp. Ông liên kế và lấy cảm hứng từ các yếu tố thời gian đưa vào các dự án cho Brunner từ Đức, Artifort từ Hà Lan và Davis từ Hoa Kỳ. www.design-mezger.com