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Ciao, Paolo

Paolo Piva came to Etsdorf for the first time in the summer of 1973 to present his designs. It was Professor Johannes Spalt, Piva’s tutor and mentor, who recommended that his protégé make contact with Wittmann. It marked the first coming together of two strong mindsets, which, after a lengthy process of rapprochement, resulted in …


New member of the Wittmann Hayon Workshop collection

Wittmann Hayon Workshop embodies zest for life and confidence, just like its Viennese Modernism role models. And it is an ongoing, living process that gives rise to unique items of furniture for all areas of life. Now it’s time for a new family member: The Vuelta Dining Table – An acknowledgement of the pleasure of celebrating, …


Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern in Atlanta

Dramatic new works in textile and ceramics by Jaime Hayon are featured in the recently introduced installation “Technicolor” at the Atlanta High Museum of Art. Wittmann Premium Partner Switch Modern took this as an occasion to dedicate Hayon´s interior designs a stunning pop-up exhibition: „Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern” is showing more than thirty designs …


The marriage of two fascinating worlds

Josef Hoffmann’s timeless and groundbreaking furniture and the refreshingly colourful and vibrant designs of Jaime Hayon complement one another wonderfully, each casting the other in a beautiful light. All the more reason for Wittmann to include both collections in one catalogue for the first time. The settings in the catalogue bring home the way in …


Salone del Mobile – the design world’s Super Bowl

“I take all of the practicalities and necessities into account, but I think that we are always obliged to delight. This joy is the primary duty of our existence.” These are the words once used by Josef Hoffmann to describe the spirit and purpose of interior design – before the word design had even entered …


SEOUL LIVING DESIGN FAIR

From March 8th to 12th, Seoul has been venue for an amazing international trade show on the topics of living, architecture and design. The city is always at the cutting egde when it comes to new trends in design and interior fittings. We have been showing our favourite pieces in cooperation with our exclusive partner …


SITZMASCHINE GOES STOCKHOLM

From Cologne to Geneva, from Geneva to Stockholm – each fair follows hot on the heels of the last… It’s an exciting time for the furniture in our new collection WITTMANN HAYON WORKSHOP. And the same goes for our designer Jaime Hayon, who is designing the entrance area at the 2017 Stockholm Furniture Fair as the exhibition’s guest …


EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE

WITTMANN HAYON WORKSHOP – last week it was artgenève in Geneva, this week our destination is Stockholm. Our new collection makes its first appearance in Scandinavia – a premiere that deserves a proper celebration! To mark the start of this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, our new WITTMANN HAYON WORKSHOP will be on display exclusively at the Geco …


JOLLY ANNIVERSARY

The quintessential cantilever chair – an update for high-backed classic Jolly by Jan Armgardt, which is still the most successful chair in the Wittmann collection ten years after it first appeared and received the Red Dot Award. With its harmonised proportions and flowing lines, Jolly is the archetypal contemporary wing-backed chair. To mark the piece’s …


Wittmann showcases beautiful designs in Cologne

Exhibiting at a furniture show sends out a message, triggers new ideas and consolidates existing positions. It can inspire confidence or provide an endorsement for tried-and-tested approaches. The Wittmann stand at imm 2017 in Cologne was inspired by a newly discovered style: eclectic, exciting, Mediterranean/Baroque and yet still timeless. A style all of its own …


Jaime Hayon – seen in Cologne on Tuesday, 17 January

Numerous side events accompany the International Interiors Show in Cologne. One of the absolute highlights this year was a personal appearance by designer and artist Jaime Hayon who, following an invitation from Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten, officially opened the display of his Wittmann collection Hayon Workshop at long-established Cologne interiors store Pesch, on Tuesday. Well over 600 …


Designing Tomorrow

Designing Tomorrow Frederick Kiesler’s Mergentime Apartment Exhibition at the Frederick Kiesler Foundation, Mariahilfer Strasse 1b/1, 1060 Vienna Opening: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7 p.m. Duration: November 9, 2016 – February 17, 2017 Side tables that are cast in aluminum and nestle into each other, drop-shaped floor lamps, unconventional cantilever and three-legged chairs and a …


NEW: MONO CHAIR

MONO chair & Lounge-S chair, Design: Marco Dessí Consummately finished seating culture A design full of tension between lightness and energy, calm and dynamism. The intrinsic values guarantee a maximum of seating comfort. The pocket springs in the seat area, the unique back design of tubular steel with integrated steel spring and the armrest that …


DIVA COVER SHOOT

The cover of the December/January issue of the Diva magazine features the new Wittmann Hayon Workshop collection. The Vuelta armchair’s unusual proportions give it an inimitable charm, making it equally well suited as a stand alone piece or as a counterfoil to the Vuelta  sofa. Its expertly crafted seam patterns are reminiscent of Viennese Modernism. …


120 years of Wittmann

Wittmann is celebrating its 120th jubilee this year – the perfect opportunity for a major celebration. To mark this milestone a special jubilee event played out on 22 and 23 September in the fantastic setting of Vienna’s Semper Depot, with an impressive presentation by designer Jaime Hayon’s work taking centre stage. The Spanish artist and …


Shakespeare and Wittmann

A new German-language production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus will premiere at Vienna’s Akademietheater on 16 September. Sharing the stage with the outstanding Burgtheater ensemble: the Kubus sofa by Josef Hoffmann. Every bit as relevant today, Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus is a political thriller about power, intrigue, war and insurrection. The rise and fall of the courageous and …


FRIEDRICH KIESLER.EXHIBITION

Friedrich Kiesler’s (1890-1965) rich artistic oeuvre continues to inspire architects, theatre producers, designers, artists and film directors to this day. The exhibition at the MAK (Museum of Applied Art/Contemporary Arts) entitled “FRIEDRICH KIESLER. Lebenswelten” reflects the surge of interest from the international art and creative scene in the artist’s conceptual and holistic approach to his …


Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2016

And once again, a successful Design Fair has come to an end! The Wittmann Furniture Workshops presented new items and re-editions of iconic pieces from the 12th to 17th of April at the Milan Furniture Fair. Every year in the middle of April, Milan becomes the international Hotspot of furniture design during the “Salone del …


German Design Award for MONO

It won over the jury of experts as a compact designed and downright graceful leather chair with ottoman. Its precise edges and very beautiful and clear lines give it a wonderfully light optical effect. The seating which is offered as an individual armchair can be harmonically combined with other sofas due to its lean design. …


Ban Ki-moon relies on Wittmann

Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten from Etsdorf am Kamp took a piece of history to the UN Headquarters when it presented a Kubus chair, which was orginially designed in 1910 by Wiener Werkstätten co-founder Josef Hoffmann. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was clearly delighted with the visit of the Lower Austrian delegation and thanked Heinz Hofer-Wittmann in person …


PALAIS

A sofa that fulfills every demand, but makes none of its own. It places itself-confidently in the first row of the Wittmann models. Dessí, who already designed the models “Odeon” and “Mono”, has created a sofa than reinvents itself again and again, offering maximum seating comfort thanks highest handicraft. “Palais” leaves everything open. Its various …


New CEO of Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten

Hartmut Roehrig appointed managing director of Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten GmbH Etsdorf am Kamp, 14 December 2015 –HartmutRoehrig (51) took over as the new managing director of Lower Austrian furniture maker Wittmann on 1 December 2015. The appointment marks a strategically important move by the company’s owners Ulrike Wittmann and Heinz Hofer-Wittmann that secures the long-term future …


New Showroom in Switzerland

Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten hosted the official opening of its new showroom in Aarau, Switzerland on Thursday 9 April 2015. New arrivals and well-known classics from the Living and Night collections were on display, including the William programme designed by Studio Hannes Wettstein. The studio’s owner and creative driving force, Stefan Hürlemann, gave visitors a guided tour …