We are proud to announce that the Pi Chair designed by our FOKlab has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. The Pi Chair integrates excellent ergonomics and aesthetics with thanks to modern production techniques. Together with Piiroinen the design team developed the comfortable wooden seat in 3D veneer. It rests on an elegant steel frame with slender wooden legs. The Pi Chair is self-evident and revolutionary at the same time: "simplicity is complexity resolved".
FOKlab is the research and design platform powered Fokkema & Partners Architecten. The idea for a new chair came from observation. Fokkema & Partners has furnished thousands of square meters of workspaces, conference centers and restaurants – even schools and city halls. "The diversity of our field of work is inspiring” Diederik Fokkema explains. He is a founder of FOKlab and feels honoured by the recognition by the Red Dot jury. It is the first chair we designed!
Recently Robert Muis published an interview with Diederik Fokkema in Architectenweb, this interview elaborates on the unique design of the Pi Chair.