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akin
The brand was established in 1993 by the system designer Burkhardt Leitner.
Akin Nalca met Burkhardt Leitner 20 years ago. They established a deep friendship over the years.

2015

Since 2015 Akin Nalca and Alp Gumus have been the new owners and general managers of the new incorporated company called Burkhardt Leitner Modular Spaces. The main activities still include the development and design and production of architectural systems. 

2014

iF communication design award
stand at EuroShop Dusseldorf, 2014

"Best of Show" EuroShop Award, 2014

2014
2014
2014

Burkhardt Leitner won the Exhibitor Magazine’s ‘best of show (medium booth)’ award for their booth at the EuroShop in Dusseldorf – an exciting trade fair stand which was designed together with Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH of Stuttgart.
The motto ‘in love with detail’, under which Burkhardt Leitner presented themselves turned out to be the right choice and delighted not only the jury but also the audience.

 

The monograph relating to the System Designer Burkhardt Leitner, who has revamped the trade fair design proficiently in recent decades, was published just in time for the Frankfurt Book Fair to free it from its role as a poor relation and establish it as a product to be reckoned with in international design discourse. 

 

2011/12

iF communication design award 2012 in gold for trade fair stand at EuroShop Dusseldorf, 2011

"Best of Show" EuroShop Award, 2011

‏red dot award: communication design, 2011 for Burkhardt Leitner trade fair stand at EuroShop, 2011 in Düsseldorf‏‏

2012 Exhibit Design Awards

2011/12
2011/12
2011/12

With the motto “fantastic – systematic” we presented the stand concept developed in co-operation with Ippolito Fleitz Group and two new architecture systems at the same time at EuroShop 2011 in Düsseldorf.

With the new system pila IV we opened up a new dimension of temporary architecture at trade fairs with profiles of up to 6 m span. The use of the maximum axis leads to a reduction of components and results in low assembly times and a low price per square meter.
The trade fair stand was awarded at the ADC competition in 2012. The award by the Art Directors Club is the continuation of a series of awards for the trade fair stand, which also includes the iF communication design award 2012 in gold and the red dot award: communication design 2011.

2008

2008
2008
2008
With the motto “Metamorphoses” we introduced no less than three new design principles of our architectural system pon at EuroShop 2008. We moved into a new dimension of temporary architecture and permanent metamorphosis. Our co-operation with Festo, the innovation leader in industrial and process automation world-wide, literally made trade fair architecture move. Systems were never so free. As co-exhibitors, numerous national and international license, sales and planning partners representing our systems world-wide were also present on the stand. You are welcome to have a first look here.

2005

2005
2005
2005

Under the leitmotif  "weightless architecture", we presented the new exhibition and presentation systems pon and constructiv telvis at the EuroShop 2005 with great applause. 

2002

2002
2002
2002

At the Euroshop 2002, PILA mini enclosed the Burkhardt Leitner stand as a transparent and elastic outer skin.With its organic curves, it resembled a pulsating and living membrane enveloping in its interior the double-storey core made of pila doppelstock parts.

2000

Thanks not least to the urging of his team, the product range was expanded and new sales markets were developed.
Having developed pila office, and following on from Orgatec 2000, the company managed as a result to position itself successfully in the office market. Office versions of clic and pon.

 

1998

Soon after its market launch in 1998 clic received the most prestigious design award in Germany – the Federal Prize for Product Design – and quickly became a “modern classic”; the series of books published by form on “Design Classics” dedicated one volume to clic.

1996

...And his new architectural systems seemed very specifically to set out to prove, in a clear and manifest way, that beauty of form and functional simplicity are one and the same.

Who would have thought, in 1996, as pila was launched by the fledgling company at its first Euroshop that it would lead to the development of a comprehensive system range, destined to become one of the most successful trade fair, exhibition, and office systems in the world? Or that it would become a modern classic of temporary architecture?

1993

Max was the first time Burkhardt Leitner chose to use a ring as connector for one of his architectural systems, thus enabling structures to be built without angular constraints.
Moreover, the ring represented a departure from the orthogonal Modernist principle. max was launched at the first Euroshop attended by the fledgling company in 1993 – along with the two other ring systems primus and joker. 

 

Junior

Once upon a time, there was a system called junior, with a wide range of useful and colorful, shelves with a connecting node made from carbon cubes...which could also be used for pretty jewelry.