Material: steel frame
Designs by Sebastian Herkner bear his own distinctive signature and clearly demonstrate his attitude to quality, function, material, craftsmanship and longevity. Sebastian Herkner has now designed a chair, especially for Freifrau-Seating-Manufacturers, which presents his interpretation of the Freifrau approach: something a little more elegant and less casual. His design, bearing the name Ona, represents a concept of reduced elegance which quietly resonates and is not too obvious a composition of quality, softness and curves. The special structure with its double-shell allows the inclusion of copious leather-piping, which is characteristic for this design, which will, like a range of other models in the Freifrau collection, be expanded into a model family.
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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