01.04.2022. Every year, the Red Dot jury, composed of international design and architecture professionals, passes its verdict on the best products and designs of 2022. This year, the Adela Rex chair and the Forest Club sofa, designed by Philippe Starck for Andreu World have received the “Red Dot Design Award” distinction. The panel of experts awards this internationally recognized seal of quality only to products that stand out for their innovation and high design quality.
Enveloping and technological, the Adela Rex chair collection is designed for the circular economy using FSC® 100% wood and with a chain of custody right from the living tree to the final product. At the same time, Forest Club is a modular sofa design that uses wood to encase a comfortable and ergonomic upholstered interior.
Adela Rex is Andreu World’s first collaboration with French designer Philippe Starck. Made entirely of plywood, the Adela Rex collection is part of the 100% pure wood project that brings together a selection of designs made in part or in whole only with wood from reforested forests and certified FSC® 100%, from the tree to the final product. Adela Rex is a collection designed for the circular economy, with a minimal carbon footprint, designed and manufactured so that all components are easily separable and recyclable at the end of their useful life. Its design conveys great precision through the perfect fit of the three pieces that make up the chair, like a puzzle, without the need for hardware, screws or additional elements, making the seat and backrest interlock smoothly through their curves and careful detailing.
Forest Club is a collection of modular sofas, which highlights the use of plywood to give shape to the structure.
Forest Club is a modular sofa design that uses wood to encase a comfortable and ergonomic upholstered interior and form the seat, naturally generating the armrests that support the position of the seated body, and offering a multitude of possible uses due to its generous dimensions. The two cushions inside form a padded surface made up of a combination of foams of different thicknesses and densities that are finished with tone-on-tone or contrasting edge piping in different color options that coordinate with the wood tones of the oak veneer structure on the inside and walnut on the outside. Its joints are made by means of a clavet which is a strong and traditional fastener in solid ash wood that was used in the Middle Ages for the construction of furniture and seating.
Platform for evaluating good design
With a history spanning more than 65 years, the Red Dot Award dates back to 1955 and determines the best products created each year. In 2022, designers and manufacturers from 60 countries submitted more than 7,000 products. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, a 50-member jury evaluated the products individually on the basis of uniqueness. The strict evaluation criteria, which include the level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability, provide a frame of reference that the jury members supplement with their own experience. “The successful participation is proof of good product design quality and once again shows that companies are on the right track. This shows that the designers have understood their customers and their needs,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award.
The Awards will be presented at the Red Dot Gala to be held in July at the Aalto-Theatre, Essen’s opera venue. The Adela Rex and Forest Club designs will be part of the special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022”, which will be held at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where Andreu World’s designs will be part of the world’s largest contemporary design exhibition. They will also be included in the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2021/2022, which shows all the winning products of the year.
Enveloping and technological, the Adela Rex chair is designed for the circular economy using FSC® 100% wood and with a Chain of Custody.