Meinhard von Gerkan: “We managed to come up with a design which has stood the test of time.”

Walter Knoll CEO Markus Benz in a talk with Meinhard von Gerkan  © gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg, Germany
Walter Knoll CEO Markus Benz in a talk with Meinhard von Gerkan
© gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg, Germany

Meinhard von Gerkan is one of the most acclaimed German architects worldwide. Airports, stations, trade fair centres, cultural centres, stadia: von Gerkan realises iconic buildings with his team of architects at »gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner«, an architectural partnership that will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. The furnishing of Berlin’s Tegel Airport in 1975 marked the start of the collaboration with Walter Knoll. Since then, there have been a number of successful joint projects all over the world. In the interview Meinhard von Gerkan takls about his work and long-standing partnership with Walter Knoll.

Rivera by Minotti:
the new ourdoor elegance

© Minotti
© Minotti

The Rivera collection wants to suggest a contemporary interpretation of retro elegance reminiscent of a typically Mediterranean vibe. This idea is driven by a desire to experiment with contrasts and unique combinations of materials for the outdoors – lightweight metal, the reassuring warmth of wood, sophisticated weaves and the elegance of the fabrics – all contribute to transform even outdoor spaces into intimate and cozy settings.

Poem: new interpretation of the wing chair by Brühl


Armchair poetry: Poem, the new wing chair by Brühl, issues an invitation – feel embraced; sit back and relax … or read. A favoured spot, gently rounded and protective, well balanced and organic looking. The sweeping shape of the sides runs all the way from the wings to the armrests, which taper towards the front. Alternatively, the armchair can be finished without armrests, thus giving it a more minimalist look.

Vedua by Hülsta: Premium woods in vivid designs


Modern shapes manually crafted: Hülsta presents its new collection of solid wood furniture with the living and dining room furniture programme Vedua. The series comprises a range of stand-alone pieces like low boards, sideboards, glass cabinets and corner panels in a variety of sizes and material thicknesses. The solid natural oak and textured beech furniture makes a wonderful impression, either as individual pieces or as flexible wall unit.

Elumo II by Hülsta: An oasis of well-being at home


One’s own bedroom is a room for retreat from the outside world. With charming design details and unusual materials, the Elumo II collection changes this retreat into an oasis of well-being. The Elumo II series combines side furniture like bedside tables and chests of drawers with beds that also function as room dividers. The collection also includes individual wardrobes and other stand-alone items which provide contrasting colour accents in a very harmonious way.

Storage made beautiful: Stack from Müller Möbelfabrikation


Whether behind the door or in the corner, in a tiny apartment or a large house – we simply can’t get enough storage space! Especially when it’s for things we use regularly or want to have within arm’s reach and so can’t relegate to the basement or the attic. The perfect solution would be something clearly arranged and easily organised. And this is exactly the solution Müller Möbelfabrikation proposes with the Stack modular furniture range.