We were pleased to recently receive the news that KE-ZU supplier Axona-Aichi has welcomed another metaphorical trophy into their cabinet.
Last Week Axona-Aichi’s Tipo Chair designed by Japan’s Taku Kumazawa was awarded the 2012 Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum, the international museum of architecture and design, one the highest distinctions afforded in design.
From over 48 countries, thousands of submissions flowed to the Chicago Athenaeum from the worlds leading manufacturers with the Tipo Chair being one of the entries now deservedly wearing the award with pride. This award adds to the others collected for the inventive sustainable design, along with the 2011 Red Dot Award.
Tipo is a GECA Certified, high-density multi-purpose mesh stacking chair (40 high to be precise!) with a choice of three different backs and two different seats. The Tipo family also includes a stacking stool. These innovatively comfortable chairs made of recycled materials only weigh in at 3.5kg and find their way into auditoriums, conference centres and meeting rooms the world over. Check out our blog post here illustrating their beautiful use in the East Hotel in Canberra.