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Thonet presents bentwood classics in its “Pure Materials” collection

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At the imm cologne 2015, Thonet has expanded the “Pure Materials” 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 – traces of use are absolutely welcome.

Prouvé RAW Office Edition: Vitra and G-Star give old furniture a new shine

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Following the success in 2011 of the Prouvé RAW crossover project between Vitra and G-Star RAW, the partnership has continued with the development of a second limited series: the Prouvé Raw Office Edition. This second crossover collection revives a series of furniture and lighting originally designed by Jean Prouvé in the 1940s for the offices of major French industrial companies.

Bandyopadhyay & Schillaci are presenting cantilever chair Indi at Pure Startup

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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 Häußler: “The classic is enjoying a comeback.”

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Christoph Häußler 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 “Sahco“. In the statements, Häußler deals with questions on the trends within textiles and the company’s appearance at Pure Textile 2015.

Philippe Baumann: “The trends from art, fashion and architecture merge together.”

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For 125 years, Création Baumann in Langenthal (Switzerland) has produced high-quality textiles for the design and decoration of interior spaces. Whether it’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.

Edgar Aumüller: “Pure Textile was a successful event from the start.”

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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 today’s company’s logo. In the statements, CEO Edgar Aumüller talks about the influence of the fashion industry on textile collections and his expectations for Pure Textile 2015.

Ralph Anstoetz: “We will seeimpressive new designs in transparent fabrics and curtains.”

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In 1946, Josef Anstoetz founded a wholesale trade for decorative and furniture fabrics in Bielefeld (“Josef Anstoetz, Bielefeld” produced the acronym JAB). After the sudden death of the company founder, Josef Anstoetz’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.

Aalto’s armchair 401: Nordic Classic in new Colours

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Since its introduction at the Milan Triennale in 1933, Alvar Aalto’s classic 401 has been considered one of the most comfortable armchairs ever designed. In 2014 Hella Jongerius built upon Aalto’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.

Axor Universal Accessories: the Aesthetics of Order

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Modular, multifunctional and universally usable: with the Universal Accessories range, Axor is offering its first cross-collection system of complementary items. The range consists of various rails, shelf elements and holders that can either be used individually or as an integrated system for the bathroom and, in some cases, the kitchen. Hansgrohe developed the series for Axor together with architect and designer Antonio Citterio.