- Designer:Sauerbruch Hutton
- Production:Made to Order
- Customizable Finish:Available
- Customizable Size:N/A
- Customizable Upholstery:Available
- Product Certificates:CAL117
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.
Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch studied at the Architectural Association of London. From 1995 to 2007 Matthias Sauerbruch held professorships at the Technical University of Berlin and the State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart. Both have been teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Design since 2007. Architects Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch have developed a signature architectural language that has brought the Sauerbruch Hutton agency for architecture, urbanism and design international recognition since its founding in 1989. A holistic approach to planning, from urban development all the way to furniture design, merges functionality with exacting architectural demands, sensuality with environmental sustainability.
Sauerbruch Hutton’s projects, among them the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau (2005) and the Brandhorst Museum in Munich (2008), have been awarded numerous prizes. Their first highrise, the GSW Headquarters in Berlin (1999), became part of the architecture collection of the MoMA in New York in 2009.