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freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas

Hoffmann Kahleyss Design for Freifrau SKU: LEYA-LCU-RIGAM1-TAMARIS-03-DEDAR-MARGARITA-MULTI
freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas
freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas
freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas
freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas
freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas
freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas
freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas
freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas
freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas
freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas
freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas
New Arrival

freifrau | leya lounge chair | wire frame | riga tamaris + dedar margaritas

Hoffmann Kahleyss Design for Freifrau SKU: LEYA-LCU-RIGAM1-TAMARIS-03-DEDAR-MARGARITA-MULTI

Material: riga + margaritas fabric + wire frame black ME001

Regular price $5,800.00
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The new Leya En Vogue collection from Freifrau. Made to order in Germany.
The outer padding reveals a fluffy cushion on the inside. An almost sensual experience. The elegantly slim shape makes it possible to unobtrusively place several Leya lounge chairs in the room. However, anyone who sits down immediately feels like they are in good hands.
This design example is decorated with fabric Magaritas from Dedar on the outside and fabric Riga, Tamaris on the seat side. The LEYA EN VOGUE fabrics are available exclusively in the colours shown and only for the outside of the armchairs (blend). All Freifrau fabrics and leather can be selected for the seat.

Sometimes, we all need a little comfort: and that’s where the Leya Lounge Chair comes into play. With Leya the designers Birgit Hoffmann and Christoph Kahleys have created a place to sit with a glass of wine of an evening and just let the time drift by – with a matching stool to make things more comfortable.
While the soft interior upholstery makes sitting into a sensuous experience, with its premium look, Leya will soon be your favourite piece of furniture.

RIGA FABRIC soft and timeless corduroy is elegant and simple and therefore perfect for casual-chic interiors. Riga is supple and soft with a dense pile that makes it an ideal material for upholstery use. We offer this combination-friendly fabric in a colour range from natural to intense colours. Weight 800g.

MARGARITAS FABRIC is a multi-colour canvas with digitally printed floral motif to recreate the bold and pictorial lines of the dripping technique and bring the mind back to the American expressionist art of the 20th century. 

Frame layout: Metal
Frame: wire base frame
Frame colour: Deep black
Cover material (inside): Fabric Riga Tamaris
Cover material (outside): Fabric Dedar Margaritas (multicolour)

Height: 88cm
Width: 71cm
Depth: 85cm
Seat height: 42cm
Armrest height: 54cm


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Furniture made of passion. Freifrau represents well-being in all aspects - design, functionality, materiality and a familiar service. In cooperation with a team of renowned designers and newcomers they produce seating furniture that meets their high demands regarding both aesthetics and design. All Freifrau products are designed and made in Germany.
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MADE IN GERMANY - Special order items and out of stock items have a lead time of 20 - 22 weeks from the time of order confirmation.

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What started back in 2012 as a one-man show has now, in little more than a decade, become an established European design brand: Freifrau Manufaktur. Operating from Lemgo, a small town in Westphalia, Germany, this exclusive manufacturer of seating furniture is characterised by the highest possible levels of comfort, lovingly-rendered details, and exacting quality and sustainability standards. 

When, in 2012, trained carpenter Hansjörg Helweg decided to resign from his job, he had a clear vision in his mind – and set up Freifrau, a brand for seating furniture which, right from its beginnings, has always been different.

Freifrau furniture is elegant, stylish, and, true to the meaning of its name in German (literally ‘free woman’), often decidedly feminine. That’s why the various collections are called by female forenames – that, and because the names give them a personality.

A favourite here at top3 by design, The Leya series, introduced as a single model and then developed into a teeming collection of chairs, armchairs, benches, barstools, rocking and swinging chairs, has proven to be a real milestone on Freifrau’s journey. Supreme quality and comfort and unmistakable style.

Designed seating, and something personal, too, that´s what Freifrau stands for: “We have the great fortune of working with an upholsterer in the region,” says Hansjörg Helweg, “where we can easily carry out quality checks on fabrics.” This enables Freifrau to retain its exceptionally high standards for leather and textile coverings while also allowing customers to personalise their pieces with their own choice of fabric. Freifrau products only ever ‘wear’ the finest apparel!

Birgit Hoffmann, Creative Director at Freifrau from day one, working with Christoph Kahleyss, with whom she runs a design bureau, is the woman behind the Amelie and Leya lines, as well as several other Freifrau products. Another part of her role is to manage cooperation with new designers as they help the brand to expand its product range in an organic, authentic way.

Freifrau's stable of designers includes world-renowned names such as Sebastian Herkner (Ona and Theia), and Hanne Willmann (Nana)


Click for more ideas from DESIGNER | Hoffmann Kahleyss Design

The Hoffmann Kahleyss design bureau was set up in Hamburg in 2013. Founders Birgit Hoffmann and Christoph Kahleyss produce furniture designs and concepts for interiors, exhibitions, showrooms, and photo shoots, giving them leading roles in shaping whole collections and identities for brands such as Freifrau Manufaktur and Janua; they also work with companies such as Rolf Benz, Solpuri, Möller Design, and Treca Interiors Paris. Their approach to design is functional without being cold; their furniture pieces are characterised by elegance, by a certain lightness which balances the soft with the straight, the decorative with the voluminous, and the playful with the structured.

All Hoffmann Kahleyss designs come with an unexpected detail: it could be sophisticated indents in upholstery or metal table struts with varying widths. Whatever the stylistic element, though, it becomes a defining feature which makes the piece unmistakable without drawing too much attention to itself.
In the same way as each Hoffmann and Kahleyss product is the result of seemingly opposite shapes and styles, the two designers’ characters are also in productive contrast to each other: Birgit Hoffmann, born in1968 in Munich, is passionate and spontaneous by nature, with a preference for trying out something new; Christoph Kahleyss, meanwhile, was born in 1963 in Oldenburg at the other end of Germany and takes a calm, structured approach to what he finds, ordering new things into an existing system.

The fact that each has an intuitive understanding for how the other works is as important for their design process as the wealth of know-how and experience they have. Both designers already had extensive careers behind them when they met in Peter Maly’s bureau, where they – at different times – were employed before, in 2009, becoming partners in the Hamburg designer’s firm. Birgit Hoffmann began by training as a ceramist before going on to study industrial design at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel; she then worked at Studio & Partners in Milan, becoming senior designer for Peter Maly in 2000 and then working under her own name from 2006 onwards; since 2011, she has been the art director at Freifrau Manufaktur. After training as a carpenter, Christoph Kahleyss also studied industrial design in Kiel before starting Berger Associates in New York; he then went to Jürgen Lange Design in Stuttgart. In 1993, he set up his own bureau and began teaching at Muthesius; later, he also started teaching at the JAK Fashion Academy in Hamburg.

Birgit Hoffmann and Christoph Kahleyss run their studio jointly. While they are based in Hamburg’s St. Pauli quarter, their pieces have a flair and style more reminiscent of Italy.

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