The design brand you should know: ClassiCon

Assuming an esteemed place in furniture-making history, German marque ClassiCon, founded in 1990, is known for making modern classics — masterpieces of yesterday and today that will remain to be masterpieces of tomorrow too. The brand’s timeless and forward-thinking furnishings are conceived by a savvy mix of the 20th century’s best names in contemporary design as well as a shrewd selection of up-and-comers who ensure ClassiCon’s catalogue remains invigorating and boundary-pushing. Established figures such as Eileen Gray and Eckart Muthesius — both prolific in the mid-1900s — are just as relevant today as the new generation that comprises the likes of Konstantin Grcic and Victoria Wilmotte.

ClassiCon’s designs have a knack for achieving immediate iconic status. Take the unusual metallic elegance of Wilmotte’s Pli side table, for example. Released only two years ago, straight away it became a lustrous, must-have lounge accent. Juxtapose that with Gray’s 1925 Day Bed which looks as though it could have been designed in the current decade. Striking the perfect balance between classicism and modernity, below you can find a small selection of quintessential ClassiCon pieces, all of which are available through local showroom Matisse.

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Pli side table

Pli side table

Pli side table

Pli side table

by Victoria Wilmotte (2016)

Mars chair

Mars chair

Mars chair

Mars chair

by Konstantin Grcic (2003)

Day Bed

Day Bed

Day Bed

Day Bed

by Eileen Gray (1925)

Bow coffee table

Bow coffee table

Bow coffee table

Bow coffee table

by Guilherme Torres (2018)

Euvira cord chair

Euvira cord chair

Euvira cord chair

Euvira cord chair

by Jader Almeida (2012)

Bell table

Bell table

Bell table

Bell table

by Sebastian Herkner (2013)

Bibendum chair

Bibendum chair

Bibendum chair

Bibendum chair

by Eileen Gray (1929)

Piega mirror

Piega mirror

Piega mirror

Piega mirror

By Victoria Wilmotte (2017)

Selene pendant lights

Selene pendant lights

Selene pendant lights

Selene pendant lights

by Sandra Lindner (2006)

Matisse

99 The Strand
Parnell
Auckland

(09) 302 2284

www.matisse.co.nz

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