The NIX chair, designed by Patrick Norguet, has won the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, a prize awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum International Museum of Architecture and Design.
This award, which has been around for nearly seven decades, recognises the innovative vocation of this design, which combines solid wood and curved plywood with spherical 3D geometry. This iconic, Nordic-inspired design is highly complex technically, bringing together comfort, multi-purpose use and elegance to draw one-of-a-kind, contemporary architectural lines.
NIX is at the intersection of the technical vanguard and iconic, artisan design emanating a unique identity with light, pleasant curves on an elegant, dynamic structure. The flexibility of the lines, derived from 3D wood, makes the backrest and seat more comfortable while the meticulous assembly of each piece of wood makes it strong and durable.
Its organic, functional shapes make it perfect for both homes and public spaces, whether in hotels, restaurants, museums, galleries or workplaces. Multi-use and elegant, the quality and precision of the manufacturing and assembly give NIX an essential, highly expressive personality and contemporary architecture, in a variety of finishes and colours.
The 3D spherical curved geometry overcomes the limitations of traditional curved plywood, extending the field of the geometry and giving the designer’s creativity free rein.
The GOOD DESIGN AWARD is another success for us in the United States, a market where our work and products have been lauded twice in just two months. In November, our Droplets collection of stools was nominated for a Best of Year award by the prestigious journal Interior Design.
This nomination recognises the design and careful production of this line, designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune, in the category Contract Seating: Bench and Stool.