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Pared-Back Furniture from Stattmann Neue Moebel, a Fourth-Generation Company in Germany

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Pared-Back Furniture from Stattmann Neue Moebel, a Fourth-Generation Company in Germany

February 26, 2018

The brother-and-sister team behind Stattmann Neue Moebel describe what they make as “unpretentious furniture with surprising details.” Our obsession with their work dates back to our first brainstorming meeting for Remodelista: The Organized Home: Having seen a few photos, Julie and Alexa insisted that we order their entry rack for our opening chapter, and that elegant, hardworking piece—see it below and on page 26—ended up setting the standard for every page in the book.

Stattmann Neue Moebel’s thoughtful approach, it turns out, comes from experience. The company is run by Nicola and Oliver Stattmann, who are fourth-generation furniture makers. Nicola has a degree in product design and is the art director; Oliver, a master cabinetmaker and wood technician, oversees the workshop. Based in the mill that their great-grandfather built “in the midst of meadows and fields” in the village of Ascheberg in Westphalia, Germany, they make custom designs for houses and commercial settings. They also produce their own line of carefully crafted minimalist wooden furnishings: a stool, chair, bench, table, and shelving. All are versatile, lovely to look at, and made to last. Come see.

Photography by Julien Renault unless noted, courtesy of Stattmann Neue Moebel.

Stacking Stool

The three-legged Add Stool, €5, is by Steffen Kehrle, one of a small ensemble of young European furniture designers that Stattmann collaborates with.
Above: The three-legged Add Stool, €285, is by Steffen Kehrle, one of a small ensemble of young European furniture designers that Stattmann collaborates with.

The workshop makes use of classic joinery as well as CNC (computer numerical controlled) milling, which, they say, enables them to create solid wood pieces that are both lightweight and sturdy. Like all Stattmann designs, the stool comes in natural ash, as well as a range of colors created with water-based stains and sealed with a matte solid wax. Photograph by Thomas Walter via Atelier Ordinaire.

The stools have steam-bent legs and are designed to stack.
Above: The stools have steam-bent legs and are designed to stack.

Stattmann’s wood comes from controlled sustainable forests in Germany (the specific suppliers are listed on their site). Waste is also factored into each project and kept to a minimum.

Table, Bench, and Chair

The Profile series—a table, a stackable chair, and a bench—are by Belgian industrial designer Sylvain Willenz.
Above: The Profile series—a table, a stackable chair, and a bench—are by Belgian industrial designer Sylvain Willenz.

The Profile Table comes in both round and square designs, each in three sizes. The round starts at €820. Photograph by Thomas Walter via Atelier Ordinaire.

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Above: The Profile Table in square starts at €1,106. It comes in natural ash or oak, as well as 10 colors.

Profile Chairs, €493, are made of ash and available in 11 colors. The chair legs are finished with hardwearing natural rubber stoppers that “will not leave prints on the floor.”

The smallest Profile Table in dark green is paired here with the Profile Bench, which is made in three sizes starting at €8. The table and stool legs are detailed with wool-felt stoppers.
Above: The smallest Profile Table in dark green is paired here with the Profile Bench, which is made in three sizes starting at €827. The table and stool legs are detailed with wool-felt stoppers.
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Above: The Profile Bench comes in natural ash or oak, as well as 11 colors, including dark yellow (shown), which allows the wood grain to remain visible.
In natural oak, the table and bench take on a refined picnic look.
Above: In natural oak, the table and bench take on a refined picnic look.

Hanging Systems

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Above: The Wall Shelf by Steffen Kehrle comes in a range of shelf and peg variations that start at €127 each. Shown here in natural ash, they’re shipped in a flatpack, and the shelves and pegs fit into “precisely milled dovetailed grooves” that don’t require screwing or gluing.
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Above: Marina Bautier’s multifunctional Unit Coat Rack, from €481, is the piece featured in our book. It can be ordered in a range of variations, including with a divided covered drawer (left, in black-blue) or with upper and lower shelves (right, in ash). We can attest that assembly is easy.

Shelving

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Above: Bautier’s design converts for use in other rooms: The Unit Shelf, from €470, comes in three sizes and multiple configurations.
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Above: The Unit Desk, from €470, cleverly combines a worktop (with a drawer) and overhead storage. It’s shown in blue-black and comes in 10 others colors as well as natural ash or oak.
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Above: Steffen Kehrle’s Plug Shelf, from €654, is named for its plug-in construction: The elements fit together like puzzle pieces, no tools needed. It comes in three sizes and, Stattmann notes, can be used “as a shelf and a room divider at the same time.”

Stattmann Neue Moebel ships internationally. Its pieces are available in design stores throughout Europe and, we hope, the company soon will have a showroom in the States.

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