For a lifetime

Müller Möbelfabrikation is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the two designers Jonas Kressel and Ivo Schelle have masterminded the "New Classic Line" anniversary edition.
by Alexander Russ | 10/4/2021

"It all started with our fascination for the material and our love of Bauhaus furniture and design classics," says Evelyn Hummel, recalling the foundation of Müller Möbelfabrikation. And Wendelin Müller adds: "Our furniture items have personality and a unique characteristic in the use of steel as a material. They allow for a great deal of individuality in their execution and color, so customers ultimately get a furniture item they have essentially helped to design themselves, which fosters loyalty and remains exciting – hopefully for a lifetime." The fascination of steel furniture has actually endured for quite some time, particularly if one considers the two founders of Müller Möbelfabrikation are now celebrating their 25th anniversary. As before, the items are still made by hand in the firm’s own workshops in Augsburg. Here, the corporation pursues a manufacturing ideal whereby each item of furniture is a unique piece and is individually planned, configured and produced according to the customer’s requirements – whether it’s for the office or the home.

The production process combines high-tech and craftsmanship, with the furniture first laser-cut from steel plates and edged in modern production facilities and subsequently welded, sanded and varnished by hand.This also applies for the "Classic Line", a timeless collection of desks, glass cases, sideboards, mobile containers and a bar counter, which forms something like the essence of the Augsburg-based furniture business. With the "New Classic Line" anniversary edition – a reinterpretation of the original "Classic Line" – Müller Möbelfabrikation’s anniversary is now marked by new arrivals designed by Jonas Kressel and Ivo Schelle. For this, the two designers translated the soft design idiom and fine lines of the original collection into new sideboards and a desk in a contemporary minimalist design.

The desk is available in two different sizes. Alongside a linoleum worktop, there is a tabletop made of black marble as well as handles and base frames in pearl beige, black, silver or polished aluminum. The sideboards are available in three different widths and two heights, whereby the doors, drawers and open elements allow for individual combinations. Added to this, the base frames and pedestals come in pearl beige, black, silver or polished aluminum. The top of the sideboard can also be chosen in linoleum, black glass or black marble.

All this ought to be a solid basis for the next 25 years and beyond, since Müller Möbelfabrikation’s company philosophy points unequivocally to the future, as Evelyn Hummel explains: "We see high-quality materials, traditional craftsmanship, simplicity, and the focus on the essentials as a decidedly better alternative to mass consumption. We believe that sustainable and value-retaining furniture design made in Germany has great potential for the future, and not one of us has questioned this direction over the last 25 years."