This week was pretty exciting blog wise - on Monday I took you to Portugal, on Tuesday I shared a fab room in the USA, on Wednesday I shared a design brand from Israel with you and yesterday we took a little trip to Denmark and one of their cool interior brands. And today? Well today I'll go a bit local if you want so - let's see what the design scene in Germany has to offer. And I am happy that I not only have a creative young design label to share with you, but a giveaway too!
Germany and the Germans are known to be very environmentally conscious so it comes as no surprise that sustainable design ideas thrive in Germany. One of these young creative labels is Berlin based Kimidori. You are absolutely right if you feel like that sounds more Japanese than German - the name is Japanese indeed and means something like 'green vitality' (ki = vitality, midori = green). And Kimidori is all about sustainable design: they stand for cool and urban upcycled furniture pieces made of palettes.
Kimidori is all about handcrafted, upcycled furniture for the urban home. It is a design philosophy that resonates with today's hipster crowds that refuse to consume for the sake of consumption and ignore the effects for our planet. It's a philosophy that goes hand in hand with a pursuit for a better life and an environmentally friendly lifestyle.
The Kimidori team has designed a great range of coffee tables, chairs, stools, lighting and storage solutions - all made of reclaimed palettes. One of their latest pieces is the 45° stool or side table. This piece stands out with its simplicity, the reference to nature and comes in four colours (nature, white, grey, black) and it has won the 2nd place for the Green Product Award in 2013/14. The Kimidori team was so nice to offer one of their 45° stool for a giveaway to one of you, my dear readers.
What do you have to do to enter the giveaway? Just leave a comment under this blog post and tell me where you will put your Kimidori 45° stool in your home. Specify also the colour that you wish to win and make sure to join in until July 25th, midnight CET. The giveaway is open to all readers from the European Union (sorry for all the others). The winner will be chosen randomly. Good luck everyone!
Photography via Kimidori / (c) Stefan Kühne