Kinnarps' LEIA chair proud winner of iF DESIGN AWARD 2018

Kinnarps kicks off 2018 by receiving yet another prestigious design award. On this occasion it is the versatile LEIA chair that has been awarded the iF DESIGN AWARD 2018, one of the most renowned awards in the world of design.

 - We are of course happy and honoured that our products have received awards of this nature, says Elisabeth Slunge, Director Global Range & Communications at Kinnarps. "The iF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD is a highly prestigious award and proves that Kinnarps creates world-class furniture. Leia is both a functional and stylish meeting chair that is easy to arrange in larger or smaller groups and in different types of situations. For this reason we see it as a great fit for today's versatile working environments." 

LEIA is a functional, ergonomic and stylish meeting chair that works just as well in meeting or training rooms as it does in social areas and cafeterias. As it is both stackable and linkable, it is also a great choice for furnishing larger spaces such as auditoriums, lecture halls or canteens, where it fills the space it requires without taking up unnecessary room. Leia has a simple yet appealing design in different finishes and is available as a plastic chair or with an upholstered seat. There are also a variety of materials and colours to choose from, making it easy to fit any room with Leia.

The aim with Leia is to optimally combine function, design and ergonomic benefits. It was designed by Johan Larsvall and Nils Löventorn from the Swedish design agency Idesign.

- With Leia, we wanted to take Scandinavian design to the edge. All lines are well thought-out in order to deliver good comfort. Leia is ergonomic and comfortable to sit on, and at the same time communicates an expressive and timeless design. Leia is all about the details and it is intended to be a given part of modern workplaces and public environments, explains Johan Larsvall from Idesign.


About the iF Design Award

The iF DESIGN AWARD has been an acknowledged beacon of outstanding design for 60 years. The iF logo is today a very renowned symbol and the award is considered to be one of the world's most important design awards. Submissions are categorised according to the following areas: Product, Packaging, Communication, Service Design, Architecture, Interior Architecture and Professional Concept. All those receiving awards will also be presented in the iF DESIGN GUIDE, the iF DESIGN APP, as well as displayed at the iF design exhibition in Hamburg where many people go to get inspiration. In total, the jury judged 6,400 entries submitted from 54 countries.

About Kinnarps

Kinnarps delivers interior design solutions for offices and public spaces. The entire value chain is characterised by high quality and low environmental impact – from raw materials to finished workplace solutions. Today, Kinnarps is one of the biggest suppliers of interior design solutions in Europe. Its products are sold in some 40 countries and the group had a turnover of about MSEK 4.0 in 2016/2017 Kinnarps was founded in 1942 by Jarl and Evy Andersson. Today it remains a wholly-owned family business.

Do you have any questions?
For more information, please contact:
Jessica Candemar, Press contact, Kinnarps AB
+46 515 388 07


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