The lightness of being floats on high legs:
This sculpture looks as if it has always stood there. A statement, essentially: I’ve been here forever. And yet: the proportions seem fresh and new, unused and inviting, classic and modern. DS-21 is the work of Stephan Hürlemann.
The Appenzell native studied architecture at ETH Zurich and was the partner of designer Hannes Wettstein, after whose death in 2008 he took over as creative director of the world-renowned Zurich studio.
Hürlemann remains true to the classic style. With the seating landscape
for de Sede, he has created a floating sculpture that flirts with the lightness of being and proves itself by mastering the demands of everyday life.
The sofa’s architectural structure combines the informality of a seating landscape with the grandeur of high legs – a blend previously only found in the lounge setting.
De Sede has its origins in a small but skilled saddler’s shop in Klingnau, Switzerland. The team of artisans is committed to transforming the best possible leather into design seats. Their years of experience and diligence have enabled them to create unique quality handmade leather chairs, armchairs and sofas.
In 1965, the family-owned company became a joint stock company called de Sede AG, but remained true to the original guiding principles.
The company developed rapidly and from now on:
– the best designers of international caliber were involved to create seating furniture,
– additional production plants were opened
– an international distribution network has been created.
Sophisticated designs that cleverly integrate traditional and precise Swiss workmanship quickly earned the brand an international reputation.
Today, de Sede AG presents itself as a leading manufacturer of exclusive leather furniture. From the original small workshop, a company has emerged that employs over 110 people and distributes furniture to more than 69 countries, including the United States and Russia, GCC countries, and even emerging markets like China and Brazil.