Conseta is turning 50
In January 1964, a simple yet ingenious furniture design was introduced to the professional world. In 2014, CONSETA is one of the sofa classics worldwide.
January 2014. It has become a symbol of the manufacturer's pioneering spirit and its creator's foresight. But when this world first debuted at the Cologne furniture fair in 1964, it generated all of two orders. Had the Westphalian designer Friedrich Wilhelm Möller done something wrong? Hardly – but with his idea of a holistic upholstered furniture system featuring multi-combinable elements he was simply far ahead of his time.
The "chameleon" – to sum up its variability – among sofas is based on the building block principle. Con-sedere (Latin for sit or place together) is a stage direction for both use and design alike. Individual elements such as stools, easy chairs or corner elements can be combined to create two-, three- or multi-seaters. The result is always an entire system which is both aesthetic and functional. Over the decades, COR has developed this principle into a best-seller.
In its 50th year the design classic surprises with new attributes such as flat armrests and intermediate elements (tables or tops) which are reminiscent of the initial design.
The building block principle has remained unchanged, but further blocks have been added in the form of a low element that can be used as a solo or corner stool and a comfortable sofa bed. Elegant metal skids available in a chrome-plated or lacquered finish are available for sofa configurations that appear light, almost as if they were floating.