NIVOO

  • Prize
    Winner in Baby and Kids Table
  • Company/Firm
    Christian Kroepfl Architecture & Design
  • Designer
    Christian Kroepfl
  • Other Credit
    Guut Gmbh, Austria (client)
  • Location
    Vienna
  • Project Date
    26/10/2018

NIVOO is a sustainable desk for creative minds between 3 and 99 years old. With 3 heights NIVOO crosses generations and grows with its user. It is made of ash wood and coloured MDF panels. It is assembled completely metal-free and stiffened with cords and wooden screws. All parts of the plug-in system of the legs serve different functions: dowels turn into suspensions for schoolbags, holes become fixation joints for shelves, foot hammocks or the canopy. The desk can be even transformed into a children’s theatre; NIVOO shows that smart design together with sustainability in production can be the change.

Photos: Dr. Photo | R. Strobl

Bio
Born in Western Austria Christian Kroepfl currently practices as an Architect and Designer in Vienna and Hohenems, where he develops and designs high-quality furniture.

"Modern design, in particular combinations of steel and solid wood, resolves into timeless and aesthetic furniture that beautifies our everyday life. It’s all about the clarity of design and the deliberate restraint to the essential which averts superficial attention: modest, sophisticated and sometimes calm in nature, great design does not tolerate hierarchies or compromise in the interaction of form and function."

Other prizes
2020: European Enterprise Award - Most Innovative Furniture Designer 2020: Dezeen Award - Sustainability - Long listed 2020: BUILD - Construction & Engineering Award - Most Innovative Furniture Design 2019: Austrian Interior Design Award - Superflex 2019: BIG SEE Wood Award Grand Prix - Interior Design and Furniture - Nominee 2019: BIG SEE Wood Award 2019 - Interior Design and Furniture 2019: BIG SEE Product Design Award Grand Prix - Home - Nominee 2019: BIG SEE Product Design Award 2019 - Home 2019: Green Good Design Award - Green Product/Graphic Design 2018: German Design Award Nominee 2017: A’Design Award - Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design 2017: Restaurant & Bar Product Design Awards - Side tables - Nominee 2017: European Product Design Award - Office Equipment / Furnishings/Modules HM 2017: European Product Design Award - Home Interior Products/Interior Furniture HM 2017: European Product Design Award - Office Equipment / Furnishings/Modules 2017: European Product Design Award - Home Interior Products/Interior Furniture 2016: Good Design Award – Furniture 2016: Iconic Design Award 2016: Iconic Design Award 2016: German Design Award Special 2016: German Design Award Nominee 2016: International Design Award (IDA) for Product Design – Interior Furniture – HM 2016: International Design Award (IDA) for Product Design – Furnishings / Modules – HM 2016: International Design Award (IDA) for Product Design – Interior Furniture – HM 2016: International Design Award (IDA) for Product Design – Office Equipment – Furnishings / Modules 2015: Good Design Award – Furniture 2015: Red Dot Award for Product Design HM