Produced by Johanson
, 2018

Bail soft seating system opens up opportunities to create rooms within a room and to furnish spaces to meet your specific needs. It is easily combined and blends in well in many different types of settings – from hotels, lobbies and waiting rooms to lounge areas and offices. The elegantly pared-down design also ensures that Bail is equally at home in private domestic environments. The flexibility of the endlessly extendable Bail bench system is further enhanced by its accessories, making it ideal not only for furnishing solutions for informal meetings and creative encounters, but also for more secluded areas that serve as quiet zones with fewer distractions for tasks that demand greater concentration.

In addition to the classic one-, two- and three-seat sections, Bail opens up the possibility of using sound-absorbing high screens and  backrests to create more secluded settings. With the help of these you can furnish areas that are shielded from disturbing background noise, a quiet haven where it is possible to work on tasks that require greater concentration. Bail is available in many different alternatives to meet a broad spectrum of needs. Furnish with or without armrests, or create a generously proportioned stool or a bench unit that offers unrestricted access from different directions.

The Bail series also includes accessories such as tables and planters. Integrated outlets for charging USB devices, smartphones and computers help to create areas in public spaces or office environments that meet all the needs of today’s constantly connected society.


Produced by Johanson
Produced by Johanson
Produced by Gejst
Produced by Johanson
Produced by Bolia
Produced by Bolia
Produced by Bolia
Produced by Conmoto
Produced by Gejst
Produced by Bolia
Produced by Stelton
Produced by RIG-TIG
Produced by Ligne Roset
Produced by Johanson
Produced by Gejst
Produced by freistil Rolf Benz
Produced by Gejst
Produced by RIG-TIG
Produced by Johanson
Produced by Johanson
Produced by Wendelbo
Produced by Johanson
Produced by Johanson
Produced by RIG-TIG
Produced by WON
Produced by Guoyang
Produced by Müller
Produced by Johanson
Produced by Prostoria
Produced by Normann Copenhagen
Produced by Schönbuch
Produced by Prostoria
Produced by Normann Copenhagen
Produced by Schönbuch
Produced by Hem
Produced by BSR
Produced by Mater
Produced by Zero
Produced by Vertigo Bird
Produced by Scantex
Produced by Böwer
Produced by ANTA
Produced by LoeweVonAppen


  • February 2019
    Johanson at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019
    Welcome to see our news for Johanson at Stockholm Furniture Fair in February, the 5th to 9th. Johanson will exhibit novelties designed by Erin Ruby, Färg & Blanche and Böttcher & Kayser. Come by to stand A11:18.
  • January 2019
    Launches at imm cologne
    We are happy to announce that we will launch three new designs with three exciting brands at the international furniture fair imm cologne next week. CION for conmoto (hall 3.2, stand D-39), 133 for freistil by Rolf Benz (hall 2.2, stand D-8, F-7) and LOWLANDS for Ligne Roset (hall 11.3, stand O-20, P-29). Come by and discover our novelties!
  • September 2018
    Two novelties for Gejst
    Please welcome two new products that we designed for Danish brand Gejst - our wall shelf NIVO and the cutting board GALET with ceramic bowls.
  • February 2018
    Johanson at Stockholm Furniture Fair
    New members of our ROB family for Johanson Design will be launched at Stockholm Furniture Fair from February 06-10 2018. Discover the news at stand A20.18.
  • January 2018
    New product for WON at imm in Cologne
    Our new CALIBRE side tables are now part of the WON collection lounged at imm Furniture Fair Cologne in January. CALIBRE. Quiet yet at full volume. Basic shape of the cylinder, with each part proportioned according to its function.  


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.



  • 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


  • 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



Czarnikauer Str. 6
D-10439 Berlin

t  +49 30 41 76 89 89
f  +49 30 41 76 89 90


Follow us on facebook:
Böttcher & Kayser

To receive our newsletter:

For press inquiries please send an email to:

For internships please send your digital application to:


Photo credits:
Rüdiger Dägling, Amos Fricke, Steffen Jänicke, Jan Kopetzsky,
Andreas Körner, Rudi Schmutz and Pascale Sopha.