David Geckeler is an industrial designer, based in Berlin working across furniture, interior, tableware and lighting. With his Nerd Chair for Muuto, Geckeler was honored with Becker’s International Design Award in 2011.
On His Design Philosophy
“My approach to design is affected by an attentive and analytical view on the environment. The principles that I seek in my objects are simplicity, detail-orientation, and a pinch of courage. The excitement during the creation process arises from a longing for sensible interaction between owner and object. To me, once the impression has drifted off, it is the long-standing fascination for an object or product that constitutes good design.”
On Scandinavian Design
"Scandinavian design is unique in terms of tradition and quality. I find it fascinating to see a new generation of young designers transform and reinterpret this heritage. A high degree of respect and appreciation towards design of this specific traditional background is the perfect foundation to leverage Scandinavian design into the next generation.”