Extremis was the only Belgian company, and Virus was the only piece of furniture to receive an award. Why? "Because it’s quite exceptional in our sector for an item to be about more than just aesthetics. Design is so much more than just form," says a proud Dirk Wynants. "Only the companies that set the standard in their sector are rewarded with a gold award. At Extremis we succeed in doing exactly that, time and again, with many of our products. That we, as a small company, are mentioned in the same breath as all these famous names and shining examples in their sector is an exceptional achievement."
It’s not the first time that Extremis has been honoured with an iF design award, but GOLD is a very exceptional achievement. The bar is very high, and it is about more than having a great innovative idea that is perfectly executed down to the last detail. The life cycle of the product and its relationship with people and the environment are at least as important.
The judges' verdict was clear: “As a cleverly conceived picnic table from production to use, Virus won us over with its logical form. Well-proportioned, stable and excellently constructed, the quality of this product is visible. The fact that you can sit down at the table without having to lift your legs is an intelligent solution. A contemporary approach to this product category.”