December 16, 2019 (Toronto) – The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have recognized Keilhauer with three 2019 GOOD DESIGN® awards. Ellaby and Verge, two of Keilhauer’s newest lounge seats, and Buncha, a new nesting chair, were selected as recipients of prestigious award program. Now entering its 70th year, GOOD DESIGN is the oldest design competition in the world.
“We are truly honored,” says President Mike Keilhauer. “This is the fifth consecutive year we have received the esteem of GOOD DESIGN. We are very proud to see our exploration of soft contract design be so well received.”
The initial collection of bent metal stools, chairs, tables and bench feature the designs of Geof Lilge, Scot Laughton and Samuel Petterson. The pieces have an urban, modern design that ranges from straight-forward to sculptural. Twenty different powder coat colors are available to customize each piece and create impactful designs and spaces. Each year, the palette will be updated to include the latest Pantone® Color of the Year for an of-the-moment spark of inspiration.
The initial, Division Twelve offering features a diverse collection of chairs, stools and tables. Using simple materials to create timeless, trend-forward designs, the furniture can be integrated into any environment, including hospitality, education, office and even residential.