KT8

Lead DesignerChristian Kroepfl
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

KT8
This table created sheer euphoria with designers, woodworking professionals and admirers of unobtrusive Scandinavian design at its introduction in 2014 in Vienna.
Presented was a solid wood table supported by a simple delicate wood truss, made from your choice of oak or American walnut.
The use of traditional wood joinery, in combination with a well-conceived construction method, allowed for a 20% reduction in the wood cross sections that one would ordinarily expect on such leg structures.
The clarity of design and the deliberate restraint to the essential averts superficial attention: modest, sophisticated and calm in nature, this table makes a point that great design does not tolerate hierarchies or compromise in the interaction of form and function.

Bio

Christian Kroepfl was born in Dornbirn (Austria), Europe and currently practices as an Architect and Designer in Vienna, where he develops and designs high-quality design furniture, whose clear and timeless form language as well as detail precision have now become his trademark. In his design work the questions about functionality and quality as well as the use of natural and sustainable materials are in the centre of the development process. Modern design, in particular combinations of steel and solid wood, resolves into timeless and aesthetic furniture that beautifies our everyday life.

Awards and Prize

* IDA 15 - PRODUCT DESIGN - Bronze Winner - Furnishings/Modules Category
2015: Red Dot Award for Product Design HM 2015: Good Design Award – Furniture – “The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design” 2016: International Design Award (IDA) for Product Design – Interior Furniture – Honorable Mention 2016: International Design Award (IDA) for Product Design – Furnishings / Modules – Honorable Mention 2016: International Design Award (IDA) for Product Design – Interior Furniture – Honorable Mention 2016: German Design Award Nomination 2016: German Design Award 2016: Iconic Design Award 2016: Iconic Design Award 2016: Good Design Award – Furniture – “The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design” 2017: European Product Design Award - Home Interior Products/Interior Furniture 2017: European Product Design Award - Office Equipment / Furnishings/Modules 2017: European Product Design Award - Home Interior Products/Interior Furniture HM 2017: European Product Design Award - Office Equipment / Furnishings/Modules HM 2017: Restaurant & Bar Product Design Awards - Side tables - Nomination 2017: A’Design Award - Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design 2017: German Design Award Nomination