Pressemitteilung BoxID: 762492 (Lion and Fishes GmbH)
  • Lion and Fishes GmbH
  • Kaiserstraße 61
  • 60329 Frankfurt am Main
  • Ansprechpartner
  • Heiko Reisch
  • +49 (69) 210860-25

Patented furniture system is winner of the German Design Award

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt am Main, ) The WERKWAND furniture system is one of the winners of the German Design Awards 2016. WERKWAND consists of curved segments on castors that can be joined to form a circle. Each segment is magnetic and can be written on front and back. The product has already been patented internationally.

WERKWAND can be used to effectively support and speed up work processes, both in daily meetings as well as conferences and seminars that last several days. In open plan offices, WERKWAND elements help to interlink individual work and meetings. In addition, they can be used as visual and acoustic separators for work areas. Among the first buyers of the office furniture produced by the company Lion and Fishes based in Frankfurt/Main were banks, an insurance company, a university of design as well as several advertising agencies. WERKWAND is currently marketed and sold directly. However, negotiations with renowned furniture manufacturers and sales partners are in progress. WERKWAND is made in Germany.

“The design award is proof that our product enables employees to exchange knowledge quicker and more efficiently and can thus work more effectively”, says Axel Baumhöfner, designer of WERKWAND and managing director of Lion and Fishes. With ever growing customer demands, companies are faced with more intense competition and more difficult economic conditions. Management and employees must therefore restructure processes on an ongoing basis. And this needs to be done as fast and efficiently as possible. In order to foster knowledge transfer and creativity, large companies like Google or Adidas provide dedicated learning spaces for their employees. These are often customised, with only a few system solutions available to date. The Frankfurt inventors of WERKWAND tested the suitability of their idea for daily use for several years in the offices of an insurance company that is listed on the stock exchange.

One WERKWAND element is 1.95 metres high, 1.95 metres wide and curved to a radius of 2.5 metres. Front and back are magnetic and can be written on with chalk or whiteboard markers on both sides. Eight elements form a full circle with a diameter of five metres. The WERKWAND has a wooden core which is high-pressure laminated in a selection of colours. The frames are made of solid stainless steel. All components are made in Germany.

About the German Design Award
The German Design Award is the international premium prize of the German Design Council. The annual award has recognised top-quality products and projects in the field of product and communications design as well as design personalities since 1953. The goal is to discover, present and award unique design trends. The German Design Council was established by decree of the first German Bundestag as an industry foundation.

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Lion and Fishes GmbH

WERKWAND is a product by Lion and Fishes GmbH in Frankfurt/Main. The company specialises in developing communication solutions and products. WERKWAND has German and international patents pending.