- Designer:Clemens Weisshaar
- Production:Made to Order
- Customizable Finish:N/A
- Customizable Size:N/A
- Customizable Upholstery:N/A
- Product Certificates:CATAS
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.
Clemens Weisshaar was born in 1977 in Munich. After an apprenticeship as a metal worker he studied Product Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London. After three years as the assistant to Konstantin Grcic he founded his own office in 2000. He consults Rem Koolhaas' research firm AMO in industrial-design related issues and works on projects ranging from strategic consulting to exhibition architecture to product design.
Weisshaar works and lives in Munich and Stockholm. The work of Kram/Weisshaar is part of the permanent collections of Die Neue Sammlung, München, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.