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Presentation

PLATFORMS ARMCHAIRS – THE IDIOSYNCRATIC AND FRIENDLY COMPANION

Kohlmaier

  • 25.9.2020, 8am–12.30pm
  • 28.9.–1.10.2020, 8am–4.30pm
  • 2.10.2020, 8am–12.30pm
  • Cocktail: 30.9.2020, 5pm
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For the Kohlmaier brothers, irony and a twinkle of the eye are not only indispensable in a time of crisis but, rather, essential to their cooperative understanding of design. Thus, the family company, which was founded in 1884, has always sought to develop its upholstered furniture in close cooperation with experts from the fields of architecture, design and art. The new series “Platforms” represents another such cooperative venture with the label Airture. The seating range, which can be extended by adding modular table, cushion and strap elements, is based on a platform, which lends the range its name. This provides a basic framework upon which these cheerfully vibrant roommates can use the brightly colored basic concept to create countless variations. For example, the height of the piece of furniture can be chosen freely in line with its area of use: from ultra-low in private spaces to standard seating heights for waiting areas, foyers and meeting rooms. As with all Airture designs, this series also seeks to wittily question familiar patterns (of perception) – idiosyncratic, angular forms surprise with their extra-soft comfort and ultra-slender construction.

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