HELIX-Akantus are the three designers Rolf Bürger, Cornelius van den Hövel and Gerhard Scherbinski-von Volkmann, which founded HELIX-Akantus in 1989 and still lead the business.

At the beginning of the 1990s they designed - still under the name HELIX - especially lamps until they created an own Akantus-collection with high quality products and accessories for interior design, which are still successfully produced and sold.

The Akantus-collection prepares the way for other product lines, which should emerge out of cooperation with other companies. Today, the customers of Akantus are famous manufacturers, such as Carl Mertens, WMF or the fireplace manufacturer Skantherm, just to name a few of them.

Akantus also received many design awards, like the Good Design Award (USA), the iF Design Award or the Red Dot Design prize.

The goal of Akantus is to develop products which have a high innovation degree. The basic function of products becomes a design theme. Akantus is design made in Germany and convinces with high functionality and high quality material- as well as manufacturing quality.

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