Press Release
Prize furniture! “Iconic Awards: Innovative Interior 2018” for ROLF BENZ and freistil

Nagold. Rolf Benz AG once again has cause to celebrate. No fewer than three pieces of ROLF BENZ brand furniture and three creations carrying the freistil ROLF BENZ label have received “Iconic Awards: Innovative Interior” awards.

The Rolf Benz 562 armchair has received the “Best of Best”, and the Rolf Benz RONDO sofa and Rolf Benz 616 chair are both “Winner”.

freistil is proud to report that it has won the accolade “Winner” for its coffee table 158 and for the Dawid Tomaszewski  Edition of the wing chair 149: the sofa 132 has received the award “Selection”.

The “Iconic Awards: Innovative Interior” are awarded every year by the German Design Council, and stand for excellent innovative achievements in design. The prize has a very high profile throughout the world, and is recognised as a barometer of trends within interior design. Members of the 2018 jury were design journalist Barbara Friedrich, Managing Director of the German Design Council Andrej Kupetz, the designers Scholten & Baijins, studio-owner Gerhard Wolf of Funktion Möbel from Darmstadt and Sebastian Wrong, co-founder of Established & Sons.

It is no surprise that the Rolf Benz 562 club chair won “Best of Best”. Created by the Swiss designer This Weber, this fine, organically shaped armchair with its harmonious silhouette fits perfectly into virtually every furnished space – both in private homes and the contract sector.

The “Winner” Rolf Benz RONDO also comes from This Weber. There is in this delicate range of sofas a highly contemporary mixture of elegance and casual lounging comfort. The “Winner” Rolf Benz 616, an upholstered chair by Johannes Steinbauer, impressed the jury with its bouncy backrest and its unusual wood-metal base frame.

The glamorous wing chair and “Winner” freistil 149, with fabric cover by the Berlin fashion designer Dawid Tomaszewski , was created by the furniture designer Anders Nörgaard. It forms part of a whole campaign and will also be seen, among other venues, at the Berlin Fashion Week in January 2018.

The filigree portable table freistil 158 by the Yonoh studio also received the accolade of “Winner”.  The sofa freistil 132 with its quasi amorphous shape, which was also created by this design team, received the award “Selection”.

The Iconic Awards will be presented during imm cologne and Interior Design Week Köln on 14 January 2018 in the Kölnischer Kunstverein art museum in Cologne. Rolf Benz has just recently received the German Design Award 2018 for the sofas Rolf Benz NUVOLA and Rolf Benz ALMA.

More information:
Press Office Rolf Benz Germany / international
Rolf Benz AG & Co KG
Haiterbacher Straße 104
D-72202 Nagold

Herr Jens Kittel
Fon: +49 (0) 7452 – 601 379
Fax: +49 (0) 7452 – 601 378

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