19 May 2024, 21:01
By Furniture News Mar 06, 2019

Winner: The Furniture Awards 2019 (Bedroom Cabinet Category)

The Furniture Awards are bestowed on the industry's champion suppliers at the January Furniture Show each year. Organised by Furniture News magazine in partnership with the event, the awards aim to recognise the businesses leading the way in their own product categories.

Last year’s category winner, German bedroom manufacturer Wiemann, delivered once again with an extremely well-finished answer to an age-old problem – how can a wardrobe make the best use of space in a corner?

Wiemann's fresh Monaco range offers a selection of bi-fold and bi-fold combi wardrobe options, making it ideal for consumers seeking an innovative space-saving, storage-maximising wardrobe that creates a strong design statement – while still offering a collection packed with hanging and storage space, to suit a range of budgets and tastes. 

Monaco wardrobe, with corner unit detail

Monaco features the latest wood, glass and painted finishes, plus smart, matt black, industrial-styled handles. The range of wardrobe widths and heights available maximises every inch of storage space, and offers a wide choice of combination options and integrated drawer choices to suit different requirements. Designed to look and function like fully fitted furniture but with a freestanding furniture price tag, Monaco is both practical and stylish.

Simon Hewitt, director of Litmus Furniture, Wiemann’s principal agent in the UK and Ireland, comments: “Monaco will appeal to consumers with limited bedroom space. It features doors that open at 90° in its corner units to ensure full usage of its carcass, offering a total storage-maximising and space-saving package. It also offers a wide choice of storage and drawer combinations, and is available in four finishes plus a number of widths to suit various decorating schemes and requirements. 

“We were delighted to win again in 2019, and the judges’ thoughts and feedback are fantastic. It was especially good to hear the judges’ comments being replicated by many customers who went on to order Monaco displays at the show. and a number of other retailers after the show.

“In all, it was a very successful show for Wiemann – our best yet in terms of customer engagement and orders.”

The judges said: “Why has no-one done this before to this standard? It’s a revelation. From the unobtrusive lighting to the size and scale, this is seriously practical, giving complete access to the whole wardrobe, and it’s flexible enough to create cracking in-store displays, no matter the space.

“It’s probably the closest thing to a fitted bedroom we’ve yet seen from Wiemann, and a clear winner.”

From left: awards co-ordinator Paul Farley; event director Cleere Scammel; Litmus Furniture director Simon Hewitt; Wiemann owner Markus Wiemann; and Wiemann export manager (UK) Stephan Sprick

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