Wittmann is renowned for producing handcrafted furniture with an easy confidence, timeless quality and modern character. The pieces in its new 2021 collection also have a good dose of fun, with fresh colours and playful designs.
Wittmann is committed to absolute quality in its selection of materials, handcrafted production and meticulous attention to detail. As a fourth-generation family-owned company, Wittmann’s origins are in a saddlery in Austria, established in the late 1890s. The company evolved into upholstered furniture in the mid-twentieth century and has been collaborating with furniture designers since the early 1960s. Wittmann has the sole authorisation rights to produce the work of Austrian architect and designer Josef Hoffmann, and has worked with many other great European designers, such as Paolo Piva, Hannes Wettstein and Jean Nouvel.
Wittmann also produces an eclectic and ever-growing range of work from Jaime Hayón, Sebastian Herkner and Luca Nichetto, who designed much of the 2021 collection. It combines influences from Venice and Vienna, with showcases Nichetto’s flair for colour, finish and form.
The Acacia range includes a side table, floor lamp and desk lamp, which bring Vienna and Venice together to stunning effect. Designed by Luca Nichetto, their form evokes classical Viennese elegance, while the beautiful glass plinth and shades echo Murano glass artistry.
The Andes range is a contemporary interpretation of classically elegant salon furniture, and includes a sofa, modular sofa, footstool and bed. The organically shaped forms appear to almost hover atop the delicate metal frame, and different coloured upholstery can be combined for playful effect. Andes also has a series of side tables, with tabletop finishes in a variety of materials.
The Antilles tables are inspired by a set of bold brooches that Hoffmann designed at the start of the twentieth century. Nichetto has translated the colour and craftsmanship into the unusual collection, with tabletops available in rare and vibrant marbles. The round and elliptical tables can slide beneath one another to create a varied, colourful landscape.
Playtime combines classic elegance, a laid-back approach and some designer fun. The clever design variants offer the opportunity for fresh individuality, as plain upholstery or a hand-sewn quilted finish can be mixed and matched; wooden dividers inserted as side tables; leather-clad wings added as armrests; and the units configured in linear arrangements, for intimate corners or novel asymmetrical layouts.
Bold ornamentation brings the Antigua storage units to life. Nichetto, once again inspired by Hoffmann, elevates the artistry of the functional pieces with precise craftsmanship and expressive elements. The drawers and doors are adorned with a geometric leather element that not only makes a bold statement, but also serves as a handle.
The airy metal structure of the Paradise Bird dining chair evokes a birdcage-like structure, wrapping around the comfortable back and seat cushions that nestle within it. The range also includes a bed, with the birdcage structure forming the bedhead and extending like wings to neatly enclose built-in bedside tables.
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