Imagine sitting outdoors in a lazy big sofa, enjoying the good weather, funky drinks, a nice rest or a good conversation: who doesnâ€™t love that? What a shame that we have drag around cushoins and pillows or that we have to hide our beatiful outdoor sofa away under a cover to protect it from the elements. Why not just sit back and relax?
At the imm cologne 2015, Thonet has expanded the â€śPure Materialsâ€ť collection with the addition of the famous bentwood classics. Striking, grained leather, natural wood and a careful handling of the materials characterise this fine and especially sustainable collection. A natural patina develops on the products of this series over the course of time â€“ traces of use are absolutely welcome.
Following the success in 2011 of the ProuvĂ© RAW crossover project between Vitra and G-Star RAW, the partnership has continued with the development of a second limited series: the ProuvĂ© Raw Office Edition. This second crossover collection revives a series of furniture and lighting originally designed by Jean ProuvĂ© in the 1940s for the offices of major French industrial companies.
Designer Boris Bandyopadhyay and architect Fabio Schillaci invented Indi chair in 2014. Its shape enables not only vertical movements while sitting but also horizontal swinging. This aim could be achieved by separating the seat from the backrest portion of the chair. Indi weights only about 4 kg and is a fresh approach to the classic cantilever chair as it was developed by Mart Stam in 1926.
Christoph HĂ¤uĂźler always finds himself answering the same question about how the company got its name. In 1840, the Jewish Hesslein brothers founded a textiles business in Franken which they named after their father Samson Abraham: S.A. Hesslein. The abbreviation of S.A. Hesslein & Co. became Sahco Hesslein or the even shorter â€śSahcoâ€ś. In the statements, HĂ¤uĂźler deals with questions on the trends within textiles and the companyâ€™s appearance at Pure Textile 2015.
For 125 years, CrĂ©ation Baumann in Langenthal (Switzerland) has produced high-quality textiles for the design and decoration of interior spaces. Whether itâ€™s decorative fabric, interior shade solutions or self-adhesive textiles: from the design development through the production of the thread and fabric to the distribution of the product, everything is managed within the family-run business. In 2000, Philippe Baumann, the fourth generation of family-member directors, took over the management of the company. In the statements, he answers questions about trends in textiles and talks about his expectations for Pure Textile 2015.
St. Gallen has been an important hub of the Swiss textiles industry since the 13th century. In 1819, the Christian Fischbacher company was founded very near this textile centre and then moved to St. Gallen itself in the 1850s. The signature of Christian Fischbacher II on a statement from the year 1892 inspired todayâ€™s companyâ€™s logo. In the statements, CEO Edgar AumĂĽller talks about the influence of the fashion industry on textile collections and his expectations for Pure Textile 2015.
In 1946, Josef Anstoetz founded a wholesale trade for decorative and furniture fabrics in Bielefeld (â€śJosef Anstoetz, Bielefeldâ€ť produced the acronym JAB). After the sudden death of the company founder, Josef Anstoetzâ€™s nephew, Heinz Anstoetz, took over the company in 1955. In 1985, his son Ralph joined the business. Today, the JAB Anstoetz group owns many subsidiaries, some of which also produce upholstered furniture and carpeting. In the statements, Ralph Anstoetz talks about current trends in the textile sector and their significance for the furniture industry.
Since its introduction at the Milan Triennale in 1933, Alvar Aaltoâ€™s classic 401 has been considered one of the most comfortable armchairs ever designed. In 2014 Hella Jongerius built upon Aaltoâ€™s model, adding to the icon a new colour concept using stained wood and structured fabrics. With this collaboration, Artek introduces a new collection of warm and tactile Aalto classics.