MILO

Produced by Johanson
, 2022

With its welcoming embrace and fluid lines MILO is a timeless armchair and footstool with a personality that’s sure to make it a discreet focus of attention in any room. The armchair comes in three models with a matching footstool. The design is characterised by clear, flowing lines, soft yet well-defined contours, a seat shell with an iconic form and a well-coordinated backrest that all combine to give the chair a distinctive identity that is very much at home in today’s design landscape. MILO can adopt a range of different personalities and adapts easily to a wide variety of settings, purposes and conditions. It is ideal both as a solitaire for relaxation and reflection, and grouped to provide a setting for effective communication in open-plan offices, hotel lobbies or lounges.

During the manufacturing process considerable emphasis was placed on constructing an item of furniture with the potential to be simply re-used by easily replacing the covers if they become tired and worn. The padding on the outside of the arms is held firmly in place, but the inside is more loosely upholstered to accentuate the soft, welcoming qualities that invite users to linger. Colours, covers and upholstery fabric can be individually combined to create a truly personal armchair. All variants of MILO armchair are available with a star base, four legs or runners, and the footstool is available with four legs or runners.

Photography by Johanson Design

WORK

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BOW
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PIT
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Prototype
LUC
Prototype
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Prototype
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STUDIO

Design means everyday culture. It helps us to enjoy and simplify life. We are fascinated by the process that starts with an idea, becomes substance and hopefully results in a long and pleasurable use for its qualities. That’s how we understand reasonability and sustainability.

Böttcher & Kayser is a Berlin-based studio working in the fields of consumer product, furniture, lighting and interior design. It was founded in 2007 and is running today by Moritz Böttcher and Nikolaus Kayser. The studio is working with international brands such as ANTA, Bolia, Böwer, Conmoto, freistil by Rolf Benz, Gejst, Johanson, Ligne Roset, Mater, Normann Copenhagen, Prostoria, RIG-TIG, Schönbuch, Stelton, Vertigo Bird, Wendelbo and Zero. 

While still in their studies they won the iF design award and red dot product design awards. Since founding the studio they were honoured with some of the most prestigious awards, such as several red dot and iF design awards, the Interior Innovation Award and the red dot „best of the best“. Their projects have been published in books and magazines around the world.

Moritz Böttcher (1978) graduated as an industrial designer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover in cooperation with Dornbracht. He worked at npk industrial design in Hamburg and the Netherlands, Barskidesign in Frankfurt and from 2006 to 2008 for Werner Aisslinger in Berlin.

Nikolaus Kayser (1978) is a qualified carpenter and studied industrial design at Muthesius Kunsthochschule in Kiel. After his diploma he worked for three years as a designer at wiege Entwicklungsgesellschaft. His focus there was in the field of high-quality office furniture, especially on chairs for the German manufacture Wilkhahn.

Photography by Jan Kopetzky

CLIENTS

AWARDS

  • 2020  Archiproducts Design Awards for MOMENTT produced by Gejst
  • 2020  ICONIC AWARDS Innovative Interior for CION produced by Conmoto
  • 2016  Golden Key Award "Best contract furniture" for SEAM produced by Prostoria
  • 2015  iF product design award for SEAM produced by Prostoria
  • 2015  Interior Innovation Award for SEAM produced by Prostoria
  • 2015  Good Design award for Oil & Vinegar produced by Magisso
  • 2015  German Design Award Nominee for NEW ORDER produced by BSR
  • 2014  German Design Award Nominee for NEW ORDER produced by BSR
  • 2013  red dot product design award "Best of the Best" for NEW ORDER produced by BSR
  • 2012  red dot product design award for MANTIS produced by Vertigo Bird
  • 2011  red dot product design award for NAMU produced by Böwer
  • 2010  Europe 40 Under 40 by European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
  • 2007  red dot product design award for COOKISLAND produced by ALNO
  • 2005  red dot product design award for PIZZONI produced by LoeweVonAppen
  • 2005  iF product design award for PIZZONI produced by LoeweVonAppen

PUBLICATIONS

  • Schöner Wohnen magazine, Germany, September 2022
  • Schöner Wohnen magazine, Germany, November 2020
  • Best of German Interior Design, Gestalten Verlag, Germany, September 2017
  • Berlin Design Digest, Slanted Publishers, Germany, April 2017
  • Atrium magazine, Germany, January 2016
  • Objects: Handle with Care, Trademark Publishing, Germany, 2015
  • Schöner Wohnen magazine, Germany, October 2015
  • arcade magazine, Germany, March/April 2015
  • HÄUSER magazine, Germany, February/March 2015
  • design report magazine, Germany, February 2015
  • Schöner Wohnen magazine, Germany, September 2014
  • LIVING magazine, Italy, June 2014
  • LUXUS WOHNEN magazine, Germany, May/June 2014
  • A&W Architektur & Wohnen magazine, Germany, April/May 2014
  • ARCHITECTURE DIGEST Choice magazine, Germany, February 2014
  • CASA LIVING magazine, South Korea, October 2013
  • ELLE Decoration magazine, The Netherlands, September 2013
  • ICON magazine, United Kingdom, February 2013
  • MODERN DECORATION HOME magazine, South Korea, April 2012
  • design report magazine, Germany, February 2012
  • LUX, Lamps and Lights, Gestalten Verlag, Germany, 2011
  • zitty Berlin, The Design Book 2011/2012, Germany, June 2011
  • Atrium magazine, Germany, May/June 2011
  • LICHT+WOHNEN magazine, Germany, April/May 2011
  • Quality magazine, Germany, February 2011
  • WOHNREVUE magazine, Switzerland, January 2011
  • LIVING ART magazine, South Korea, January 2011
  • bob magazine, South Korea, December 2010
  • Schöner Wohnen magazine, Germany, June 2010
  • RUM magazine, Sweden, January 2010
  • Schöner Wohnen magazine, Germany, December 2009
  • smart homes magazine, Germany, September/October 2009
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Germany, September 2009
  • ELLE Decoration magazine, Germany, September 2009
  • STYLEPARK magazine, Germany, Summer 2009
  • Schöner Wohnen magazine, Germany, August 2009
  • 1000 new eco designs, Laurence King Publishing, Great Britain, 2009
  • arcarde magazine, Germany, May/June 2009
  • H.O.M.E magazine, Germany, May 2008

CONTACT

BÖTTCHER & KAYSER
PRODUCT DESIGN

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D-10119 Berlin

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