Flawless legend: In memory of Alessandro Mendini
e15 art director Farah Ebrahimi tells about her special encounter with the master of “banal design“.
e15 Design und Distributions GmbH
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E15 stands for consistent, progressive design coupled with high-grade materials and innovative, handcrafted production methods. As a quality modern brand that caters to a global home and contract market, e15 maintains a comprehensive approach to interiors, offering a distinct product that is compatible with diverse environments. In close cooperation with a coterie of designers, architects and artists, e15 develops original products and supports artistic statements, which reflect the brand’s philosophy and its open approach to diverse cultures and disciplines.
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 BIGFOOT™ and the stool BACKENZAHN™, e15 established a leading reputation for the pioneering use of solid wood in its purest form. An exceptional collection of re-editions by renowned modernist architect and designer Ferdinand Kramer and E15 SELECTED, a platform for unique pieces celebrating artistic statements and craftsmanship are special features of the brand.
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. In addition to the collection of furniture, lighting and accessories, e15 works with PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN to provide architectural and interior design services, realising projects on an international scale.
With a strong foundation in design and fashion, e15 is defined by the unique backgrounds of the founder Philipp Mainzer and art director Farah Ebrahimi. Their roots respectively shine through in the inspiration of the collections. With headquarters based in Frankfurt, e15 holds an exclusive worldwide retailer network with over 600 partners as well as flagship showrooms in Frankfurt and Milan.