For the third year in a row, Muuto has hosted a design competition for Nordic design students and this year has seen more entries than ever. More than 400 students (from 20 design schools in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland) submitted designs for furniture, lighting and accessories in the hope of winning the much coveted Muuto Talent Award. This year’s winner is David Geckeler with his intuitive yet innovative Nerd Chair. A design that looks set to become a future Scandinavian design classic.
David created the Nerd Chair whilst studying at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen as part of a project exploring the Danish way of designing objects. According to Kristian Byrge (one of the co-founders of Muuto) “....the Nerd Chair is simple yet full of character and a very independent and unique take on an all-wood chair. The project shows both conceptual and aesthetical skills as well as strong craftsmanship.”
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Muuto is a relatively young but already internationally successful Scandinavian design company with a mission to add new chapters to the Scandinavian design history and put the region back in the lead of the international design scene. This mission is emphasized by the name Muuto, which is inspired by the Finnish word ”muutos”, meaning change or new perspective.
”We believe that the road to success for modern Scandinavian design lies in a strong belief in the best designers of our time. We give the designers the freedom and inspiration to create new designs, and we see it as one of Muuto’s primary goals to be on the forefront in the development of the designers”, says Muuto director Peter Bonnen.
From the very beginning, the two founders of Muuto - Peter Bonnen and Kristian Byrge – were highly ambitious and strived to have their products represented in the leading design shops in all major cities around the world. Just 5 years after the company was founded, Muuto’s collection of furniture, lighting and accessories is already sold in more than 800 of the World’s leading design shops on six continents. And more than 40 new designs have been launched from leading designers like Norway Says, Matti Klenell, Harri Koskinen and Louise Campbell, all sharing Muuto’s ambition to add new chapters to the proud Scandinavian design tradition.
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