freifrau | marla armchair high | wire frame | nobilis raphael 73 vert khaki

Hoffmann Kahleyss Design for Freifrau SKU: MARLA-ARMCHR-HIGH-NOBILIS-RAPHAEL-73VERTKAKI
freifrau | marla armchair high | wire frame | nobilis raphael 73 vert khaki
freifrau | marla armchair high | wire frame | nobilis raphael 73 vert khaki
freifrau | marla armchair high | wire frame | nobilis raphael 73 vert khaki
freifrau | marla armchair high | wire frame | nobilis raphael 73 vert khaki
freifrau | marla armchair high | wire frame | nobilis raphael 73 vert khaki
freifrau | marla armchair high | wire frame | nobilis raphael 73 vert khaki
freifrau | marla armchair high | wire frame | nobilis raphael 73 vert khaki
freifrau | marla armchair high | wire frame | nobilis raphael 73 vert khaki

freifrau | marla armchair high | wire frame | nobilis raphael 73 vert khaki

Hoffmann Kahleyss Design for Freifrau SKU: MARLA-ARMCHR-HIGH-NOBILIS-RAPHAEL-73VERTKAKI
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MARLA CHAIR was born of the observation that we often sit at a chair because it happens to be placed wherever we want to sit down when, in fact, we would much rather be tucked up cosily on the sofa.‎ This turned into the idea of designing seating furniture which combines the portability of a chair with the comfort of a sofa.‎
Quilted into generously proportioned blocks, Marla's soft padding is the kind you’ll want to just slump into; and when you do, you’ll become enveloped in its comforting warmth and snug softness – almost as if you’d just put on a down jacket.‎

Available with a delicate harp-string wire frame or on wood and with armrests either at full or half height, the Marla product family also extends to cover an armchair and a sofa.‎

NOBILIS RAPHAEL FABRIC | 10347-73 Vert Khaki
Raphael is a classic, elegant velvet. Its small pattern, contrasting colours (matte vs shiny yarns), and its wide range of colours make it essential to decorate timeless, modern and contemporary settings alike. Weight 630 gr/sm.

Dimensions:

81.5cm height
62.5cm width
47cm seat height
60cm depth

Wire frame: Deep Black

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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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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)

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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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