Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.12.2014 - Tagged as: ClassiCon
Swinging: the Euvira rocking chair by Jader Almeida. Bell side and coffee tables with Bell Light pendant lamps by Sebastian Herkner
Guardian and discoverer, traditionalist and trendsetter, retrospective and forward-looking: ClassiCon (Classic Contemporary Design) sees itself as a bridge that spans stylistic eras. Besides international furniture gems of the 20th century, it also presents outstanding contemporary designs with the potential to become tomorrow’s classics. What they have in common is a consistently stylish aesthetic language that rises above short-lived fashions and thus conveys an aura of elegant value. In addition, ClassiCon is the only licensee in the world that produces and distributes the collection of Eileen Gray (1878-1976), adhering faithfully to the original designs, delivering top-quality craftsmanship and meeting the highest ecological standards. (by Atrium)
With ‘Membrane’ London-based designer Benjamin Hubert demonstrates how an inviting, and capacious, aesthetic for a chair can be achieved using lightweight, transparent materials. “Does a comfortable armchair always have to be heavy, bulky and thickly upholstered?” asks German brand ClassiCon.
A young German designer Sebastian Herkner revisited the traditional glass blowing technique with this side and coffee table design called ‘Bell’. Composed of a hand-blown, jewel-coloured translucent base and a handcrafted, solid brass frame, the tables were presented by ClassiCon at this year’s edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair. (more…)
At this year’s imm cologne ClassiCon presented the extended ‘Munich’ collection, a result of a collaboration between the internationallly active architectural practice Sauerbruch Hutton and the the German manufacturer. The armchair was originally designed for the newly built Brandhorst Museum in Munich. We met Louisa Hutton, co-founder of Sauerbruch Hutton, Philipp Eckhoff, product designer at Sauerbruch Hutton and Benoit Steenackers, product developer at ClassiCon for a short interview.
The Berlin based architectural practice Sauerbruch Hutton designed the Museum Brandhorst in Munich. Three different seating solutions were developed for the museum, which opened in 2009 – for the cafeteria, the foyer and the conference and lecture rooms. ClassiCon developed the designs to the point of series production in close collaboration with the architects.
'Munich' by Sauerbruch Hutton for ClassiCon
Frame of oak or walnut, stained and clear varnished.
Upholstery: inner fi breglass shell with polyurethane in various thicknesses.
At this year’s Milan furniture fair the German manufacturer ClassiCon presented some famous classic creations by Sergio Rodriges, a real doyen of Brazilian furniture design. With his work Rodrigues managed to give Brazilian design its own identity and with his casual ‘Mole’ armchair he attracted well-deserved international recognition – “modern furniture in the spirit of Brazilian tradition,” as Oskar Niemeyer remarked. From this year on ClassiCon will be marketing some of these classics. We had the honour of interviewing Sergio Rodrigues in Milan.