Red Dot Design Award


numo | Red Dot Design Award

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Moving shape

Designer and architect George Nelson once defined design as “an expression of the capability of the human mind to step beyond.” The aim in designing the numo chair was to lend the familiar cantilever chair a new form, enhanced by an additional dimension. Classic forms were to be combined with innovative technology. At its core is an aeris kinematic system consisting of four flex points, which has been consistently integrated between the frame and the plastic seat shell. This allows the seated person to swing not only backwards, but also forwards. Thus, numo offers excellent ergonomic features and great comfort even when sitting for a long time. Thanks to its timeless and functional design, this chair opens up a wide range of possibilities for use, such as meeting rooms in the office, waiting rooms, restaurants, lounges, but also the home office and dining table. In addition, the version with skid frame is also suitable for outdoor use. Offering five different colours and four frame models, the chair concept provides for numerous customisable design arrangements. This is complemented by the option of freely combinable non-slip seat cushions in matching or contrasting colours. The surprisingly versatile numo chair is fun and offers “moving” features also in a figurative sense.

Statement by the Jury

The universal numo chair impresses with an elegant balance and the way in which the frame has been connected in a creative manner to the extremely thin seat shell. Based on innovative kinematics, it offers freedom of movement both backwards and forwards, which is perceived by users as natural and supportive. numo embodies the perfect integration of material, technology and aesthetics, which makes for a chair that is outstandingly comfortable and versatile in use.

Red Dot Design Award

  • Manufacturer:
    aeris GmbH, Haar, Germany
  • In-house design:
    Dietlind Walger-Hutter
  • Design:
    ostwalddesign, Andreas Ostwald, Hamburg, Germany
numo | Red Dot Design Award
numo | Red Dot Design Award
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