Among the 27 winning works awarded “Gold” at the 27th ADCE Awards organized by Art Directors Club of Europe at Disseny Hub, Barcelona in November 2018, in Graphic Design category the winner was “Hornbach Werkstück Edition 001” by German Heimat Berlin.The Werkstück 001 Lounge Chair was designed by Danish designer Sigurd Larsen for do-it-yourself superstore chain Hornbach. He created a design it-piece that cannot simply be bought. Instead, it can only be built. From scratch. With nothing but your bare hands. Reaching peak exclusivity, the chair made strictly of materials out of Hornbach’s vast product range is a tribute to their customers own capability, realized through the dedication of true DYI-ers.
Berlin-based Sigurd Larsen is an architect working within the fields of architecture and furniture design. The work of the design studio – founded in 2010 – aims to combine the aesthetics of high-quality materials with functional concepts for complex spaces.
Sigurd Larsen has designed furniture for various German, Danish and American design companies that are sold worldwide. A large number of furniture pieces are available in the formelA stores in Berlin and Copenhagen.
During the 16th Architecture Biennale in Venice, he exhibited two projects all made in wood in the European Cultural Center Palazzo Mora. The topic was sustainable housing in densely populated cities and user interaction.
Sigurd Larsen has a master degree from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen and previously been employed at OMA-Rem Koolhaas in New York, MVRDV in Rotterdam and COBE in Copenhagen.