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Posts tagged as 'atrium'

Mon 16.3.

Sensuous, Modern and Always Handmade

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Upcyling: the beams used for the “Barbarossa” table originate from old half-timbered houses. The steel frame goes well with the historic oak tabletop

Upcyling: the beams used for the “Barbarossa” table originate from old half-timbered houses. The steel frame goes well with the historic oak tabletop

“We’re effectively one big family that knows everything there is to know about beautiful, comfortable and sophisticated furniture. The fact that we enjoy creating things naturally makes it very much easier for us.” At KFF, every single employee subscribes to this statement by company founder and owner Karl-Friedrich Förster, whose initials gave the design forge its name. He has been making the zeitgeist at home in Lemgo for almost 30 years now by ensuring that every one of the attractive chairs, tables and smaller items of furniture produced under the KFF brand name in the little East Westphalian town radiates a sense of confident modernity. (by Atrium)

 

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Thu 12.3.

A Passion that Spans the Generations

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

"S07/40S": a wardrobe and closet with endless possibilities, design: Rolf Heide and Peter Kräling

“S07/40S”: a wardrobe and closet with endless possibilities, design: Rolf Heide and Peter Kräling

The history of one of the German furniture sector’s top brands reads like a family saga. Today the company, which dates back to 1937, is under the direction of Leo Lübke, the third generation of his family to run the business: “We build the things that are important to us into our furniture: quality, uniqueness and a great passion for ideas.” The boss, who banks on a streamlined product portfolio and lean production processes, is thus utterly convinced that the brand’s reputation is founded on its quality. State-of-the-art technology in combination with meticulous craftsmanship form the first-class basis for all the furniture and furniture systems produced by interlübke. (by Atrium)

 

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Wed 11.3.

Pocket-Sprung Comfort

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The “Basis/Origins” collection also includes “Corner”, a bed with a striking, space-structuring headboard.

The “Basis/Origins” collection includes “Corner”, a bed with a striking, space-structuring headboard.

Whilst handcrafted production may mean different things to different people, it doesn’t necessarily trigger associations with recently constructed and impressively sized buildings such as those belonging to Schramm Werkstätten GmbH. Back in 1923, however, the firm started out on a much smaller scale – as an upholstery and saddlery workshop. Today, the handmade bed producer employees around 160 people at its Winnweiler site. Last year, it considerably extended the new building constructed in 1999, thus doubling its manufacturing capacity. Perfectly organised production flows provide support for all the manual processes and technologies, whilst the spacious and light-flooded workshops create an extremely positive work climate. (by Atrium)

 

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Tue 10.3.

Individuality Comes First

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Unusual: the cherry "Stammsitz" provides a sitting experience of a very different kind.

Unusual: the cherry “Stammsitz” provides a sitting experience of a very different kind.

Inside, Scholtissek’s current collection of tables and cabinets conjures up a puristic atmosphere. The minimalist, understated tables are the manifestation of a fascination with fine wood that has endured for more than 40 years. They are made not just of European hardwoods but of unusual varieties such as apple and Karelian birch from e.g. the USA as well. But there’s one thing you won’t find here: wood from the rainforest. “We only work with solid wood and have special expertise in making tables,” says the boss, summing up the firm’s philosophy. (by Atrium)

 

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Mon 9.3.

The Art of Quintessence

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Free fall: the arrangement of the poles in the "Linux" shelving unit is randomly generated, making each and every configuration a one-off.

Free fall: the arrangement of the poles in the “Linux” shelving unit is randomly generated, making each and every configuration a one-off.

More than three decades ago, Hubert Matthias Sanktjohanser was lucky enough to find two partners for life: wood, the material that inspired him to master the craft of cabinetmaking and become a passionate furniture designer, and his wife, a like-minded architect who achieves his visions with him. In his designs, Sanktjohanser concentrates on the essentials: his tables, sideboards and shelving systems are discreet, aesthetic, innately coherent, undogmatic and variable. At a deeper level, they exhibit the artistic and functionally sophisticated characteristics that give his furniture its specific identity. The position of the poles for the Linux shelving series, for example, is randomly determined, thus making every single specimen a one-off. Ingenious processes are used to finish the surfaces, sliding doors permit maximum variation in playful combination with open and closed forms, and their contrasting edges and surfaces are the epitome of graphic precision. The colour spectrum: black, white and natural hues. (by Atrium)

 

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Fri 6.3.

Table Culture Meets Furnishing Culture

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Award-winner: "Format", 2011, by Christophe de la Fontaine.

Award-winner: “Format”, 2011, by Christophe de la Fontaine.

When something has a rose in its name, it is destined to be associated with refined beauty. Perhaps Philipp Rosenthal knew that when he founded a porcelain-painting company in Selb back in 1879. But did he also realise that he was on the point of creating what was to become a global brand? A brand that would still be a highly influential creative force in the third millennium? That is just as sought-after in Shanghai as it is in Chicago or Paris? (by Atrium)

 

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Thu 5.3.

Gleaming Surfaces and Premium Edges

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Upmarket: the polymer glass solution “Rauvisio crystal” provides a flawless, impact-resistant solution for kitchen surfaces. By courtesy of nobilia Küchen.

Upmarket: the polymer glass solution “Rauvisio crystal” provides a flawless, impact-resistant solution for kitchen surfaces. By courtesy of nobilia Küchen.

Plastics company Rehau is closely linked with the town of Rehau. Wherever you go in this particular part of Hochfranken, there are buildings belonging to the polymer specialists, amusingly named after the chemical elements. Of the ten thousand people who live here, two thousand work for the family-run company. (by Atrium)

 

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Wed 4.3.

With Passion and Precision

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Sophisticated: the "performanuf" slideboard consists of stacked carcasses that glide into whichever position is required.

Sophisticated: the “performanuf” slideboard consists of stacked carcasses that glide into whichever position is required.

The slogan “With passion and precision” describes the profile of the Heilbronn-based company to a T. The products in the Performa furniture collection are captivatingly simple, of striking clarity, equipped with ingenious details and produced to the highest technical standards. The small Swabian firm and its team of ten specialises in perfectly designed surfaces made of linoleum or natural rubber. It is the pleasantly warm, flexible touch and feel of these materials that give the furniture its special character. Even though they are far from easy to work with – the finish is after all part of the process right from the start – these materials exemplify the meticulous care the company brings to its work. Every single product is made on site in the firm’s own workshops, where a CNC milling machine plays the lead role in the production process. (by Atrium)

 

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