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ClassiCon unveils Volkshaus range of furniture

On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2024, ClassiCon presented its new Volkshaus range of furniture, designed by the renowned architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. In addition to an oak lounge chair and stool, with seats and backrests of hard-wearing cord, the collection also includes a matching side table made of solid oak. The complex construction of the frames with intersecting X shapes of square timber is inspired by traditional wooden joints as used in Japanese architecture. Due to its asymmetrical design, the sculptural furniture looks different from every angle - and can be used in a wide variety of rooms.

Photo: Elias Hassos.

The centrepiece of the new Volkshaus series is the Lounge Chair: this comfortable seating furniture consists of a robust, stable timber substructure and two solid oak wooden frames with cord-strung seat and backrest. Thanks to the surfaces with the hard-wearing, slightly elastic cord, the 74 cm wide and 71 cm deep armchair does not appear bulky or voluminous, but transparent and light. The same applies to the 64 cm wide and 45 cm deep stool, which can also be used as a footrest. The collection is complemented by a 48 cm high side table made of solid oak with a circular tabletop.

The central and unifying design feature of all pieces in the Volkshaus range is the point at which the CNC-cut wooden legs intersect and interlock: this wooden connection appears simple, but is in fact highly complex. It was created as part of a comprehensive research process by Herzog & de Meuron. Inspired by traditional wooden joints, this ingenious construction principle gives the furniture in the Volkshaus range its sculptural character and architectural expression.

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