27/11/2019 - Acacia
designed by Extremis
received a German Design Award 2020
, the international premium prize of the German Design Council. Acacia and Bistroo were two of the best top-quality submissions.
Earlier this year, Bistroo also received the Red Dot Award for Product Design. As with all Extremis designs, both Acacia and Bistroo were created by observing people’s interaction and with the aim of improving those experiences.
Be necessary and useful, those are the two prerequisites for a product in the Extremis design process. It is Extremis’ purpose to transform the way we live and interact with each other for the better, which is why responding to social changes is part of the design philosophy. Both Acacia and Bistroo are good examples of designs made for a world where every square centimetre counts, for example.
Acacia is a reinvention of the parasol and took the African eponymous tree as inspiration. With its small surface and atypical form, Acacia creates ample and effective shade during the day. Once the canopy is removed, the frame serves as a sculpture by resembling the Acacia tree branches.
Bistroo, on the other hand, is praised by the jury for its inventiveness as an “effective multi-use seating solution.” It is designed for intense interactions, both indoor and outdoor. Bistroo enables you to sit side by side, observing and commenting as the world goes by. Whether toned-down or in a joyful colour, the stable and weatherproof two-person seat is suitable for all balconies, terraces, rooftops, bars, restaurants, and hotels.
Extremis to transform the way we live and interact with each other for the better, which is why responding to social changes is part of the design philosophy.
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