Nicolas Thomkins, born in Switzerland and based in Germany, has a very large knowledge background and a strong sense of humor. He focuses on product details and user experience by applying ergonomics into product design. His design advocates nature, fulfills positive spirit, and contains his understanding to life and the pursuit to health. He dares to break the rules and touch the soul.
In 2014 he joined in Higold design team, realizing several original projects that led him to win numerous awards including the Red Dot Design Award, one of the top design awards in the world. Among all, Airport collection, both applicable in outdoor and indoor use, has been regarded as the benchmark of new design trend in furniture industry. The initial application of Corrugated Aluminum Sheets upon furniture has attracted eyes and good compliments from abroad and home.
Airpot collection is made of bend extruded T profile and corrugated aluminum sheets (CSM) that was used by the Junkers Airplane Company of Dessau as the most suitable material to build the first and biggest fleet commercially-used planes. Corrugated sheet-metal (CSM) made of steel or aluminum has been known and mass produced all over the world to cover walls and roofs for any kind of domestically or commercially-used buildings. Corrugated aluminum panels in various proportions are the synonyms for longevity and a never-aging esthetic appearance, CSM is most versatile and cost-effective, production is simple and the applications are boundless. It’s typical wave design that has also become the standard appearance for durable high-end travel luggage. Corrugated metal sheets are inserted into flat-metal frames like pictures. By adopting architectural proportions and elements, the Higold “Airport” outdoor collection can be imbedded in public environments as well as in private gardens and on the terraces.