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CONVOY Lavido and LeMans II on the winners’ podium

Two Kesseböhmer products, CONVOY Lavido and LeMans II, have received a top design award. They’ve both qualified for the prestigious German Design Award – Special Mention 2013 in the category Home Interior.

Altogether 30 jurors evaluated almost 1,500 products in order to make the awards at different levels. The mere fact of being nominated for the award is an honour in itself, because a product is only considered if it has already won another internationally recognised award.

In the case of the Kesseböhmer products, it was the well-known Interior Innovation Award and the Plus X Award which drew the jury panel’s attention to the CONVOY Lavido, a tall pull-out, and LeMans II, a corner solution. “We’re delighted and proud to have not just one, but two, of our products winning awards,” commented Marketing Manager Holger Schmitz.

The CONVOY Lavido

The CONVOY Lavido is a highly innovative larder pull-out designed to store all a household’s groceries in one central place in the kitchen. The CONVOY Lavido is a storage solution where the pull-out moves independently of the door; it presents the contents in an attractive and emotional way.

The Lavido is one of the CONVOY family of elegant larder pull-outs. It features smoothly height-adjustable trays, perfectly damped opening and closing and ultra-easy access to all the stored groceries. Contributing to the aesthetic impact are the streamlined central support post on which the trays slide and the elegant trays with their perfectly finished chrome-plated galleries. Take one look and we think you’ll be captivated, just like the jury panel at the German Design Award. You can watch a clip featuring the product on You Tube here.

LeMans II

LeMans II breathes new life into “dead corners”. The elegant swing-out fitting makes perfect use of otherwise hard-to-access space. What makes LeMans II so special is undoubtedly the fact that it’s so easy to view and access the entire contents of the unit. The trays swing out right in front of the unit, so that every stored item is within perfectly easy reach.

The shape of the trays has been optimised to blend effortlessly easy movements with a maximum of storage area. The asymmetric curves trigger associations with the French race track, hence the name. See LeMans II on You Tube here.

A special honour

Nominations for the German Design Award are submitted either via the economics ministries in the different federal states in Germany or more directly to the committee of the German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung). The awards ceremony and the associated design exhibition for this year’s German Design Award will take place on February 15, 2013 during the international Ambiente trade show in Frankfurt. With over 1,000 guests from the political and industrial arenas together with designers and journalists, the awards ceremony is among the major design events on the calendar. For Kesseböhmer too, the double award is a special honour. “We’re looking forward to the awards ceremony, and the fact of winning is already spurring us on to keep delivering top design quality” says Holger Schmitz.

More information on the prize-winning products here:
LeMans II

See the Kesseböhmer website here.

For more information about the German Design Award 2013 click here.

Author: Hendrik Jürgens

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