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Modern Furniture Classics Made with Tradition: Lucas Schnaidt

  • June 14, 2022

Modern Furniture Classics Made with Tradition: Lucas Schnaidt

The following applies to all creative disciplines: truly unique, high-quality works of design are almost always the result of certain favourable constellations. This is just as true for directors and musicians as it is for architects and designers. Because great creative ideas can often only be realised in a team, in cooperation with collaborators.

Two years ago, the young Swiss singer, violinist and composer Chiara Dubey released an album entitled ‘Constellations’. A starry sky adorns the cover – so here, too, it’s about a special interaction that is under a good star. But how, you might now ask, do we get from album covers to a company that makes furniture?

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The Haldenstein Chair by the Swiss Pritzker Prize winner has a very distinctive form – and was originally designed by Zumthor to furnish his own eat-in kitchen. Image Courtesy of Lucas Schnaidt 1890
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Attention to detail: each copy of the Haldenstein Chair by Peter Zumthor is numbered with embossing and certified by Lucas Schnaidt 1890. Image Courtesy of Lucas Schnaidt 1890

To understand this, one could take a journey, even a trip back in time, to the year 1890 and to Steinheim an der Murr in Württemberg, Germany. In the last century, this town in the district of Ludwigsburg became an important centre of chair manufacturing. Even today, the history of seven chair factories can be seen in the local museum. The Lucas Schnaidt 1890 furniture factory is located in the immediate vicinity.

The company has made the year of its founding, 1890, an integral part of its branding. On the simply designed homepage of its website, a film welcomes visitors right at the top, presenting calm visuals

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