Design by nico awarded with the prestigious Design Guild Mark Award for her leaf seat! Nicolette de Waart felt honoured to receive the award for excellence in design in the British furniture industry!
Design by nico was awarded. First all nominated designers had to present their product to all members of jury. All specialists and well known specialised in any section of the design field. She took them on her journey of the challenges she encountered to create her pouf. Though the design of the Leaf Seat looks simple she told them how she had to succeed to find solutions. For example for the complicated technique of upholstering the cover with no visible joints.
There is a say: ‘simpleness is in the design’ but that doesn’t cover the journey it took to be where she is now. So therefore Nicolette felt extremely proud to be awarded the Design Guild Mark Award! As she was overseas for an exhibition at the design festival, ICFF in New York, her partner received the award out of the hands of the presenter of the Award ceremony.