Both Extremis designs Acacia and Bistroo received a German Design Award 2020, the international premium prize of the German Design Council. The jury’s goal is to discover and award ground-breaking product and communication designs. Acacia and Bistroo were two of the best top-quality submissions.
At Extremis we have design awards for breakfast
Be necessary and useful. Those are the two prerequisites for a product in the Extremis design process. It is Extremis’ purpose to transform the way we live and interact with each other for the better, which is why responding to social changes is part of the design philosophy. Both Acacia and Bistroo are good examples of designs made for a world where every square centimeter counts, for example.
Acacia is a reinvention of the parasol and took the eponymous African tree as inspiration. With its small surface and atypical form, Acacia creates ample and effective shade during the day. Once the canopy is removed, the frame serves as a sculpture by resembling the Acacia tree branches.
Bistroo, on the other hand, is praised by the jury for its inventiveness as an “effective multi-use seating solution.” It is designed for intense interactions, both indoor and outdoor. Bistroo enables you to sit side by side, observing and commenting as the world goes by. Whether toned-down or in a joyful colour, the stable and weatherproof two-person seat is suitable for all balconies, terraces, rooftops, bars, restaurants, and hotels.
Bistroo is praised by the jury for its inventiveness as an 'effective multi-use seating solution'.
About the German Design Awards
The German Design Awards constitute the German Design Council’s premium international prize, and are one of the world’s most renowned design competitions. Every year, high-calibre entries in the fields of product and communication design are honored, each of which blazes new trails in the international design landscape. The German Design Awards, launched in 2012, are among the most prestigious design competitions worldwide and have an excellent reputation far beyond specialist circles.