- Designer:Sandra Lindner
- Production:Made to Order
- Customizable Finish:N/A
- Customizable Size:N/A
- Customizable Upholstery:N/A
- Electrical Certificates:cULus Listed
The ClassiCon brand stands for quality, individuality and a timeless aesthetic—regardless of passing fashions. More important than the degree of fame achieved by the designer is a demonstrated fascination with new formal concepts. This focus helps ClassiCon to continually discover exciting young designers. In the case of Konstantin Grcic, this has resulted in a longstanding collaboration, which the Munich designer took advantage of right from the start by including references to the iconic Eileen Gray in his Orcus secretary. ClassiCon produces and sells the Eileen Gray Collection as worldwide licensee of Aram Designs Ltd, London. In the early 1970s, Eileen Gray began to collaborate with Zeev Aram to develop her furniture and lamps for series production. In 1973 Eileen Gray signed a Worldwide contract with Aram Designs, London, to bring her designs into production for the first time. The ClassiCon signature provides a guarantee that only high-grade materials and methods are used in production – meeting all ecological requirements – and that every piece of furniture has passed strict quality control. Their logo offers the assurance that each limited edition is an authentic replica of the original, made with the consent of the rights holders.
Sandra Lindner received extensive technical training in working with metal and textiles in the course of three traineeships. Studies at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg culminating in a degree as industrial designer further honed her knowledge and skills. In parallel, the native of Baden-Württemberg studied architecture for several semesters and already opened her own design studio, ‘Lindner im Norden’, in 1996.
One of Sandra Lindner’s fundamental principles is ‘single-piece production’. This concept can be found in nearly all of her products. She moreover integrates the idiosyncrasies of handcraftsmanship into serial production. In the lamp Verform, for example, the preparatory work is done according to the criteria of industrial manufacture, but the porcelain is subsequently submitted to random processing to make each lamp one-of-a-kind.
The magazine Elle Decoration named Sandra Lindner Newcomer of the Year in 2007. For several semesters Lindner has been a visiting lecturer in design in the Department of Architecture and Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Wismar since 2007. Today’s sustainability issues are a current focus in Lindner’s work, as well as the unique qualities of natural raw materials. Her furniture series ‘Bestiaux’ and the flooring ‘Pinhua mudiban’ are made from recycled materials. With her most recent works using ceramics, Lindner establishes a connection between movement and form.