Birgit Hoffmann and Christoph Kahleyss with "Grace" for Freifrau

Freifrau 2021: GRACE

"Grace" - that is the name of the new chair by the Hoffmann Kahleyss design studio for Freifrau. Elegance and particularly strong material form the basis.

For Freifrau, Birgit Hoffmann and Christoph Kahleyss have combined two opposites that are extremely harmonious in the result: A filigree steel frame meets particularly thick leather that fits the wooden seat shell like a second skin. Both the welded joints and the stapling of the natural material remain hidden from the viewer, which underlines the flowing aesthetics of the design. In contrast, the seams along the rounded lines of the model are concisely set. The special pattern of the leather lies in its origin: for "Grace", only the heavy neck leather of Central European bulls is used and given an ecological mineral tanning. The original structure is thus preserved and provides the chair with its own character. The wide seat is particularly soft and comfortable thanks to the strong materiality. "Strong, self-confident, yet graceful and gentle" is their design for Freifrau, according to the designers. For an individual colouring, you can also choose between the shades "Ebony", "Anthracite", "Coffee" and "Cognac". (am)

The Making of Grace | Freifrau Manufaktur