How much spirit of departure does a piece of furniture contain? At ClassiCon, you will only find innovative furniture that expresses the courage to depart from familiar ground. Some of the pieces carry big names, and each can look back on a proud design history, sometimes over several decades or even an entire century. Others, however, are only at the beginning of writing their own big stories.
We consider it our task to accompany and enable a multitude of such stories – now and in the future. For this purpose, we are continuously expanding our partner network and engage in intensive dialogs with international designers, often young and unknown.
Local craft businesses that bring design ideas to life through their skills and expertise play an equally important role for us. Through our production methods, we aim to bring this craftsmanship and wealth of experience to light and secure it for the future.
Think and care global
- work and care local.
Our concept and the composition of the brand name ClassiCon are oriented towards the suspenseful relationship between classics and contemporary design. Juxtaposing the design of our collection from the beginning of the 20th century with that of the past several years, the contemporary feel of the classics and timelessness of the new designs become evident. Could you tell at first glance which piece was created this century and which was created in the past century?
Designs from the ClassiCon collection can be found in museum collections around the world. Rare and precious originals by Eileen Gray, for example, are owned by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the National Museum of Ireland and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In the meantime, designs by our contemporary designers have found a place in collections: classics of the future are exhibited or archived in various contexts. They represent formal innovation, originality and quality. With each selection, we are delighted about the success of the designers and the confirmation of our work.
Here, we present to you a selection of institutions that have designs from the ClassiCon collections in their archives or exhibitions: