kati meyer-brühl sculpts soft, sustainable seats for brühl at IMM cologne 2020

kati meyer-brühl sculpts soft, sustainable seats for brühl at IMM cologne 2020

reminiscent of rocks that have been rounded by water and modern geometric shapes that subtly combine elements of the empire style and art nouveau, kati meyer-brühl’s furniture designs are surprising in many ways. there is also a high versatility to the creations as well, whether they are organically rounded, multifaceted or minimalist. two of the designer’s most recent projects for brühl, the ‘bongo bay’ sofas and armchairs and the ‘amandine’ high-back chair, exemplify these traits at the IMM cologne 2020 fair from january 13-19.

soft seating sculptures: suite ‘bongo bay’ plus individual ‘amandine’ armchair
all images courtesy of brühl



as shown with ‘airy’, ‘libellule princess’ and ‘belami high’ pieces, kati meyer-brühl has a deep affinity to nature that is fundamental to her work. she consistently designs her furniture for brühl to be environmentally friendly, either being made from durable, sustainable materials or devised with removable and washable covers, which make it possible to change the interior without refurnishing. her aim is for her furniture to be passed on to the next generation, so no short-lived trends are used. instead, the designs are timeless yet contemporary, with each seat a result of an independent design process.

‘bongo bay’ features softly flowing yet powerful outlines



with the organically curved bongo bay’ sofas and armchairs, for example, the design offers versatile options to ensure longevity. firstly, users have a choice between a version with a normal backrest height and a version with lowerable backrests and mountable headrests. secondly, customers can choose from a variety of color and cover materials to configure the furniture piece as a natural, cosy or a brightly colored statement. the result is a distinctive form with soft, smooth cushions and indentations in the body to deliver a high relaxation factor.

pink covers and a red cushion turn ‘bongo bay’ into a bright accent piece



the amandine’ high-back chair illustrates kati meyer-brühl’s unconventional and unique approach to design that crosses many styles. the piece complements elegance with a geometric clarity and humorous details. the curved armrests, which reflect the empire style, are reminiscent of two friendly and supportive hands that hold the base of the seat. the high backrest, with decorative seams reflective of the art nouveau style, meets the base in the geometric shape of a cylinder.

the corner suite opens up like a gently divided landscape


thanks to a second-tier shelf, the occasional table offers useful storage space


new aesthetic dimension: corner suite ‘bongo bay’ and chair ‘armand’


not only a perfect dinner chair: ‘armand’ can be used for a wide range of purposes


supremely well-balanced colors and forms result in a calm, peaceful and welcoming scenario


friends welcome: armchair trio ‘amandine’; each chair is a soloist


round it off: ‘amandine’ armchair with additional cushion and stool – for maximum comfort


happy colors: ‘amandine’ can be configurated according to preference



project info:


designer: kati meyer-brühl

models: bongo bay and amandine

brand: brühl

event: IMM cologne 2020

dates: january 13-19

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