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Royal Auping, Netherlands


Köhler Wilms GmbH (Irmy Wilms, Claudia Köhler), Germany

Red Dot
Intelligent technology was transformed into a very light and sensual form in the design of the Essential bed. Its sensitive balance of size and organic forms gives the bed an attractive and clear appearance, so that it suits a range of different interiors. Essential is based on a modular frame system: the aluminium feet and sides can be assembled very easily. The bed head, made of wood and plastic, simply slots into the top. The system allows the configuration of beds in a wide range of sizes and colours. The Essential bed also received the Cradle to Cradle Silver certificate for its high degree of ecological compatibility.

Statement by the jury

»The modular assembly and the materials from which it is made make the Essential bed modern, durable and affordable.«