Nils Holger Moormann is a brand in his own right among furniture makers. As an industry outsider who came to design in a roundabout way, he successfully worked together with renowned designers in developing furniture designs, some of which have achieved cult status and have won almost all the important prizes that can be won in design. Episode 9 of the ndion Podcast.
As an aspiring lawyer, Nils Holger Moormann owed his first initiation into design to a coincidence: while hitchhiking through Germany with an interior designer, he discovered the depth of good product design and his own passion for aesthetics. In 1984, with little more background than a keen eye for materials and details, he founded his company and gradually networked with the then manageable design world, searching for good designers and partners for his own ideas. His first major success came with the shelving system FNP (= Flächennutzungsplan – structure plan) by designer Axel Kufus. It is exemplary for Moormann’s convictions: Furniture designs that stand the test of time and every move, perfection down to the last detail, sustainably produced with local partners.
In the podcast with Jörg Thadeusz, Moormann talks about chaos, the power of curiosity and what matters in design.
Please note: this podcast is in German.
In the ndion podcast, the German Design Council invites interesting people from various industries and talks to with them about design, brand and innovation. They will be asked about the current challenges in transformation, megatrends and micro-tools, lessons learned and the most important dos and don’ts.
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