Named after the postal code of its first workshop in London, e15 was co-founded in 1995 by architect Philipp Mainzer. A radical, new simplicity marked the debut of the collection and influenced the development of contemporary design. With essential forms, baring all natural markings and characteristics as visible in design classics such as the table TA04 BIGFOOT™ and the stool ST04 BACKENZAHN™, e15 established a leading reputation for the pioneering use of solid wood in its purest form.
Beyond the renowned use of solid wood, the company features an extensive range of refined materials and finishes. For the production of the collection and bespoke items, e15 works with selected workshops in Europe and adheres to environmental acceptability as an integral element of its products. Today, the German furniture brand is represented in over 40 countries. In addition to the furniture collection, e15 works with PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN to provide architectural and interior design services, realising projects on an international scale.
Loud colors, pastel hues and any amount of highlights. New, unusual color designs for tables, chairs and sofas really stimulated the eye in Milan. Following fashion’s suit. The best example is Vitra with a new color concept for its classics. From occasional contrasts to complete color harmony – the trend is definitely for interiors to become more colorful. And a good thing, too.› To the article
Good designers, successful products – Milan Marathon part 3
No, there was no revolt. Even Ventura Lambrate had nothing on offer that even came close to a taste of the future. Instead it was above all Konstantin Grcic who once again showed just what contemporary design can do.› To the article
What a relief – The Milan marathon part 1
Milan 2013, a mixture of prudence, consolidation and solid design work. A little less hype and fewer prototypes, too. This is certainly doing the industry good.