fina club easy chair is furniture design's Innovation of the Year


Rheinau, march 2019 - Brunner's fina club easy chair has won the Innovation of the Year award in the furniture design category of the "Die schönsten Restaurants & Bars 2019" ["Best Restaurants & Bars 2019"] contest.

"Simply modern, elegant, graceful and sturdy – this is the look the easy chair from Brunner's fina club range brings when used in the right setting." This was the jury's reasoning behind their choice of fina club as the product innovation in the furniture design segment of the "Die schönsten Restaurants & Bars 2019" contest. Jury members included Johan Dehoust (B-EAT Editor, Gruner+Jahr), Ingrid Hartges (Managing Director of the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA)), Verena Kaup (Interior Designer and Author), Claudia Schütz (Interior Designer and Vice President of bdia), Michael Teodorescu (Editor-in-Chief of 24 Stunden Gastlichkeit, B&L Medien).

fina club: Elegant and comfortable

The fina club easy chair is ideal for use in sophisticated environments. Whether in restaurants, hotels, cafés or high-class reception areas, the fina club chair complements any modern interior with its purist design language. It features a stylish, fully upholstered shell, available in leather or fabric, with solid oak feet that can be stained in a variety of colours as required. A matching wooden table is also available. fina club is part of the comprehensive fina product range from Brunner which includes highly versatile chairs with shaped wood shells available with numerous upholstery options or in plastic. The range also includes a number of different table solutions.

The contest

The "Die schönsten Restaurants & Bars" contest was started to recognise the interior design, lighting, furniture and surfaces of bars and restaurants. In the jury's view, these are what make the atmosphere in a venue and what create a restaurant business' image, even before considering the culinary experience. The contest is sponsored by publishing house Callwey together with the German Interior Designers Association (bdia), the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA), INTERNORGA, a trade show for food service and hospitality, and media partners 24 Stunden Gastlichkeit, B-EAT and architecture magazine Baumeister. Architects, designers and restaurateurs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland were invited to submit their best work. The winners and awards in the Restaurant, Bar, Café & Bistro and Innovation of the Year categories in the furniture design segment were announced by the jury on 18 March at INTERNORGA in Hamburg, which included Blüchers restaurant owned by Johann Lafer.