• Story

    Performa Nuf is a completely novel container system for home and professional use. It combines a striking exterior with a remarkable design concept and perfect finish. What really sets this system apart is its surprising dynamism: the various container elements are not fixed to each other as in a normal rigid structure, but can be slid over one another silently and easily. „It’s amazing how ist solid stability combines with an effortless glide,“ raves entrepreneur Martin Kleinhans, still a little incredulous after moving an element from one side to the other with a gentle push. Kleinhans and his partner Matthias Eckert head the Performa brand, a German furniture company. They are known for never compromising on quality or ecological principles. Amongst their specialities are the immaculate linoleum and rubber surfaces which have helped the renaissance of these almost forgotten materials in upmarket design circles.

  • Design

    Udo Schill

  • Contact

    Möbel und Design GmbH
    Dieselstraße 9
    D-74076 Heilbronn

    Fon +49-7131.390 34 35
    Fax +49-7131.390 34 36


    performa showroom

    allee 43
    74072 heilbronn
    t + 49-7131.3901731

    Please contact us for your personal consulting in berlin or heilbronn.
    We look forward to meeting you.

    our opening times:
    do - fr   10.00 bis 18.00 uhr
    sa       10.00 bis 16.00 uhr

  • Awards

    • Blickfang Design Preis in Bronze 2007: Slideboard-System PerformaNuf by performa (Martin Kleinhans) and beyonddesign (Timo Küchler)

      Blickfang Design Preis in Bronze 2007: Slideboard-System PerformaNuf by performa (Martin Kleinhans) and beyonddesign (Timo Küchler)

      small and big blocks can be slid and turned over one another on the horizontal level. this is achieved by a detail that is tenderly called “feltsausage” by the producer.
      movement is the essential and offers a multifaceted image of a cupboard in the living area. familiar materials like linoleum are applied in a constructive way by means of modern moulding techniques.
      the high quality of performanuf with it´s “feltsausages” convinced the jury.

      the blickfang design preis is awarded in cooperation with the design center stuttgart.


    • i.d.magazine, New York ’07

      i.d.magazine, New York ’07

      since 1954, the annual design review has recognized the best in product, furniture, graphic and environment design, from the iconic to the obscure. throughout the years, this annual showcase has chronicled the evolution of design, and highlighted its impact on our material and visual culture.

      each year, the featured work is chosen by a jury of leading practitioners, who, along with i.d.‘s editorial team, focus the abundance of submissions into a clear survey of the state of design. the resulting overview is published in the august issue of i.d. magazine the annual design review issue.

      “performanuf received an honorable mention in i.d.´s annual design review and is considered one of the 20 best new pieces of furniture in the world.”


    • Designprize by the federal republic of germany

      Designprize by the federal republic of germany

      The competition for the prize of prizes

      The design award is the official recognition of excellence in design offered by the federal republic of germany. It is the central thrust in the campaign of the federal german ministry of economics and technology to promote good design.

      The prize of prizes

      Companies cannot enter for the design award; instead, they are nominated by the ministries and senators for trade & industry of the german states or by the federal ministry of economics and technology.
      it is a precondition for this, however, that a product has already been awarded a national or international prize. no other design award sets its entrants such a strict criterion. because of this the design award of the federal republic of germany is called the “prize of the prizes” by many opinion leaders in the world of design.


    • reddot design award winner ’07

      reddot design award winner ’07

      and the winner is…
      performanuf receives “red dot” for superior design quality

      for its outstanding design performanuf by performa moebel & design gmbh has now received one of the most coveted design prizes worldwide: the ´red dot´. this quality seal for good design is awarded annually in the international `red dot design award` competition by a jury of experts and only goes to products with a particularly sophisticated and innovative design.

      the product assessment is carried out by an international jury of renowned design experts. they examine and test the products and assess them according to criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, durability, ecological compatibility and clarity in function. this year, companies from 43 countries with a total of 2,548 products faced the jury verdict.

      the award ceremony will take place on 25 june 2007 in the essen aalto theatre in front of more than 1,000 guests. following the ceremony, performanuf will first be presented with the other award-winning products in a special exhibition, before it will then be exhibited in the red dot design museum, the largest exhibition of contemporary design worldwide, for the duration of one year.

    • Good Design Award Tokyo 2007

      Good Design Award Tokyo 2007

      the “good design award” is japan’s only comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system. this system itself has its origins in the “good design selection system” (generally known as the “g-mark system”) instituted by the ministry of international trade and industry in 1957.

      having achieved to build a foundation to nurture the industry and design of japan, many participation from every country in the world have been joining this award as a synthetic design evaluation system, and the awarded designs count more than 30,000 items so far.
      good design award has developed today into a comprehensive design evaluation system that centers on industrial products but includes products in a wide variety of fields such as architecture, the environment, communication and even experimental design in state-of-the-art technical fields and business models that have design at their core. today most consumers support the “good design award.” all japanese companies that have incorporated design into their operations and are engaged in state-of-the-art production are participating in this system.

      the scope of the “good design award” now transcends mere evaluation of design, and this system is now beginning to play a dynamic role in getting us to think about basic matters such as the lives we should be living and how industry can undergo continuous development.


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