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Thomas Merkel was born in 1966 and studied objectdesign at the university of applied science Münster (Germany) in the department of design. In 1996 he joined sdr Systemmöbel GmbH & Co. KG, the manufacturer of the furniture systems of Dieter Rams. In 2013 the company was renamed as S+ Systemmöbel GmbH. Since 18 y… Read More
Thomas Merkel was born in 1966 and studied objectdesign at the university of applied science Münster (Germany) in the department of design. In 1996 he joined sdr Systemmöbel GmbH & Co. KG, the manufacturer of the furniture systems of Dieter Rams. In 2013 the company was renamed as S+ Systemmöbel GmbH. Since 18 years Thomas Merkel is committed to this brand with his clear design. His wide experience is based on the collaboration with well-known designers and the realisation of ideas into marketable products. His furniture for sdr+/S+ are systems which can be individualised for the reason to integrate the environment. They don’t want to dominate but to fit. His work is quiet, balanced and appears always as a matter of course without asking questions. All his drafts show his vision of design: hence the table program M04 is a very ambitious creative and technical work of high aesthetically appeal. For him, design is more than only an idea. The detail and the realisation are the determining differences in the quality of the completed product and the standards he sets himself every day. His work is thought-out, the details
are worked out, changed, rejected and then achieved in a new way. Not different at any cost but always better in details. Until today his work is accompanied by numerous awards: Nomination for the Designpreis der BRD, Design Deutschland selected, Red dot award product design, if product design award, Designpreis für Dreidimensionalität etc. Read Less
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    S+ Systemmöbel GmbH — Germany
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