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Thomas Merkel was born in 1966 and studied objectdesign at the university of applied science Münster in the department of design. In 1996 he came to sdr + GmbH & Co. KG, the manufacturer of the furniture systems of Dieter Rams.
Responsible for pro
duct maintenance and enhancements, he oversees the collection and works out additions for the furniture systems with Dieter Rams. New developments have been added in recent years. With his cooperation the Container Program 980/981, the Low Table Program 0
10 and the Wardrobe Program 030 arose.
In 2008 his Table Program M04 was presented. The latest product from Thomas Merkel is the new Side Table Program M05.
His work is accompanied by numerous awards: nominations for the Design Award of the
FRG, the red dot product design award, iF product design award, etc.