German Design Award 2021
A new award for Pianca and designer Emilio Nanni: a winning collaboration, which now sees the Platea armchair receiving an award.
Pianca is proud to announce that the German Design Council has given the Platea armchair an award for “the exceptional quality of its design”. The official awards ceremony of the German Design Awards 2021 will take place in February in Frankfurt am Main, on the opening day of the Ambiente trade fair. To mark the occasion, the “Excellent Product Design” exhibition will be set up, where the Platea armchair will be on show, along with other winning products in the various sections. The Galatea armchair received a special mention in 2019. This time, Platea managed to completely win over the international jury.
The armchair designed by Emilio Nanni is the result of a meticulous study aiming to create a modern interpretation of the classic bergère chair. The design is easy to read, elegant and bold at the same time. A certain formal rigor derives from the armchair’s compactness, which focuses on the continuity of forms. The backrest and armrests rise out of a single soft, embracing volume. The frame that follows the external contours of the whole armchair accentuates the balanced rapport between straight lines and curves, terminating on the ground with eclectic brass shoes.
The German Design Award is one of the most important accolades in the field of design and is awarded to products that combine quality and the ability to best represent contemporary trends. “Since our foundation, in 1953, our main task has been to observe, analyze and evaluate everything that is happening in design at an international level”, explains Andrej Kupetz, CEO of the German Design Council.