...A graduate himself of the Hochschule Hannover, Patrick Frey first made a name for himself with the desks Kant and Marketing, developed, together with Markus Boge, in context of their joint diploma project, and which, in addition to success in international competitions, entered production with German manufacturer Nils Holger Moormann...
Just as innovative as the designs in Moormann catalogue are the Moormann production processes. The majority of Moormann products are crafted by small businesses in the immediate vicinity of the company headquarters in Aschau im Chiemgau. The Kant desk from Moormann is delivered flat-packed and can easily be assembled at home: and as is standard with Moormann products the assembly is tool free. The decision to ship Kant flat-packed is to reduce shipping volume, a key component of the company's approach to and understanding of sustainability, as is the fact that Moormann products can be easily recycled should that prove desirable. Which it won't. In addition Nils Holger Moormann place great importance on the selection of materials and processing technology. For example, Kant's FU birch plywood table top and maple legs are sourced exclusively from European forests with an FSC certificate.
As you would expect from the furniture manufacturer Nils Holger Moormann, the design of the table Moormann Kant is based on an unconventional, but quite catchy design idea. The table top features namely at the rear end on a bend, forming a kind of storage channel and provides storage space for various desk accessories. So you have a free of cleared work table and yet everything you need at hand. The design by Patrick Frey and Markus Boge from 2002 proves to be so slick that it was immediately applied to three tables: in the form of mini head of table and small desk, the Kant Bureau is the ideal home office solution with the dimensions H74 x B120 / 140 x T85,5 cm. And Kant thinks even further! Several accessories complement Moormann Kant Desks for practical organizational aids.
As a manufacturer of contemporary furniture Moormann has a clear concept and a unique portfolio. And since the company's establishment in the early 1980s, founder and eponym Nils Holger Moormann has continued to develop both. In addition to the idiosyncratic designs, around which often weaves a story, another unique feature of the Moormann philosophy is the targeted promotion of young, still unknown, designer. Kant coming directly from the college to Moormann: Kant, Kant Secretary and Kant Mini were the diploma thesis of Markus Boge and Patrick Frey. In addition, Moormann remain true to their home region. Located in the enviable Alpine panorama of the Chiemgau are of Bavaria, Moormann uses regional structures and manufactures for the production of their furniture and also run a small private hotel in Aschau, Berge.
The refreshingly impertinent design of Kant originates from the relatively young designers Patrick Frey and Markus Boge. When the desk and table family entered production in 2002 the pair had still to complete their design studies at the Fachhochschule Hanover. The establishment of the joint office Frey-Boge quickly followed. As did the awards. Their motto, "simple but not simple", fits perfectly with the world of contemporary designer furniture and is ultimately what makes their Kant desk with his brilliant symbiosis of worktop and storage space into an endearing public favourite.
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