Flamingos in Bavaria

Is this a hallucination or are there really flamingos in Bavaria? A closer look reveals a group of pink MORPH BAR barstools flocked together on a gravel bank in the water. You would be right to wonder why a furniture manufacturer would allow its chairs to go for a swim or lean its sideboards seemingly carelessly into the stream.

This series of pictures emerged during the search for our roots, focussing a great deal on our homeland. The Alps in view, the place where the Isar and Loisach Rivers meet, barely 500 metres away from our old mill–the place where ZEITRAUM has grown over the last 30 years.

We are at home in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Our origins are closely linked to the knowledge that life in the Alpine region was traditionally determined by the responsible use of limited resources. The dependence on nature shapes our sense of responsibility and longevity. The unique beauty of the wild river inspired us to bring our solid wood furniture back to nature and into harmony with it.

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Lidewij Edelkoort’s idea
of romanticism appeals to us
“that imagination is superior
to reason as intuition is
to organisation.”

The source of nearly every river is found in the mountains. At an altitude of 2509 metres on the Timmelsjoch, we have come to sense the unlimited power of nature and the mood of tranquillity and the expanse of the mountain landscape. By setting the stage in the Alps, our furniture becomes the protagonist as well as the silent observer: The MELLOW bed sits enthroned on a hill like the king of the skies. The PELLE chairs rest in the red of the sunset, bathed in the last rays of the light of day. The materiality, colourfulness and formal design of the small pieces of furniture merge with the pebbles and boulders in the mountain lake.

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The one requires the other: the conscious awareness of the environment reveals that all things are directly and mutually connected and stand in relationship to each other. Lidewij Edelkoort’s idea of romanticism appeals to us “that imagination is superior to reason as intuition is to organisation.”