‘munich lounge chair’ by sauerbruch hutton for classicon image © designboom

berlin-based architects sauerbruch hutton (louisa hutton and matthias sauerbruch) have developed a series of furniture in collaboration with munich-based furniture manufacturer classicon. the pieces of the collection include the ‘munich sofa’ and ‘munich lounge chair’ on show at imm cologne 2011.

sauerbruch hutton for classicon image © designboom

the ‘munich lounge chair’, along with the ‘munich chair’ and ‘munich armchair’ created by the duo, were first developed as seating solutions for the brandhorst museum in munich which they also designed. the chairs were made for the purpose of use in the institution’s cafeteria, foyer, conference and lecture rooms, as well as the lounge. classicon worked closely with the architects to bring the chairs to the point of a series production. various tests were conducted in order that the seats all stood up to the demanding expectations of form and quality and the typical wear and tear they would be subjected to within the public space.

sauerbruch hutton for classicon ‘munich lounge chair’ by sauerbruch hutton for classicon front view image courtesy of classicon

sauerbruch hutton for classicon 3/4 view image courtesy of classicon

sauerbruch hutton for classicon side view image courtesy of classicon

sauerbruch hutton for classicon 3/4 back view image courtesy of classicon

sauerbruch hutton for classicon ‘munich lounge chair’ in green image courtesy of classicon sauerbruch hutton for classicon drawings of the ‘munich lounge chair’ image courtesy of classicon sauerbruch hutton for classicon ‘munich sofa’ front view image courtesy of classicon

the newest addition to the series is the ‘munich sofa’ which extends the orignal ‘munich lounge chair’ into a three-seater sofa.

sauerbruch hutton for classicon ‘munich sofa’ 3/4 view image courtesy of classicon

sauerbruch hutton for classicon ‘munich arm chair’ image courtesy of classicon

sauerbruch hutton for classicon drawings of the ‘munich arm chair’ image courtesy of classicon

sauerbruch hutton for classicon ‘munich chair’ image courtesy of classicon

sauerbruch hutton for classicon drawings of the ‘munich chair’ image courtesy of classicon