Freifrau is a young company from Lemgo. Founded by Hansjörg Helweg in 2012, Freifrau stands for well-being in all aspects. For the company counts the design, functionality, good materials and trusted service. A team of renowned designers and newcomers design seating furniture for Freifrau. Freifrau and its designers set the highest standards for aesthetics and design. Characteristic for Freifrau is the attention to detail and the manufacturer's claim to produce sustainably.
The manufacturer relies on traditional craftsmanship in production. All products are manufactured manually in Germany. A large part is even manufactured in the home region of the company. Freifrau's ecological awareness is underlined by the use of carefully selected, durable materials. This ensures that future generations will also be able to enjoy Freifrau furniture.
Seating furniture with feel-good character
At Freifrau, what counts is the individuality and customizability of the seating furniture, which stems from the desire to create closeness to the customer. The furniture is planned in cooperation and then handed over to production. The frames made of natural solid woods or steel frames in many colors offer many possibilities for individualization. The large collection of seating furniture includes chairs, armchairs, sofas, benches, outdoor furniture and lounge seating. The range includes models such as Leya, Amelie, Leyasol, Marla, Theia, Rubie, Grace, Nana and many more. Chairs, such as the Leya Chair, are available in different versions, for example as an armchair. This guarantees a wide selection for every need and demand.
Designers for Freifrau
For Freifrau design a number of renowned and well-known designers. The Nana chair comes from the pen of designer Hanne Willmann. The industrial designer is characterized by her passion for small details in her designs. Her style is considered straightforward and clear. Willmann's designs were recognized with the German Design Award in 2017. She passes on her knowledge as a lecturer at the Bauhaus in Dessau and at the Berlin University of the Arts.
The designer duo Birgit Hoffmann and Christoph Kahleyss design together in their Hamburg studio. Organic and soft forms are characteristic of this duo. Hoffmann has known Freifrau since its founding and has been instrumental in many designs. Kahleyss, as a carpenter and industrial designer, knows about the technical implementation of each design. For Freifrau, the duo designed the Amelie, Leya, Leyasol, Grace and Marla models.
Lucie Koldova likes to play with light and specifically sets the mood in her designs. The Prague-born designer always keeps the Bohemian tradition of glass production in mind. Unusual proportions and lively contrasts make up Koldova's designs and often push the boundaries of what is possible. For Freifrau, she designed the Celine model.
The duo Hauke Murken and Sven Hansen knows no trend. The two reduce their designs to its core and give their products more than just a function. This makes Murken and Hansen's products timelessly beautiful and functional at the same time, guaranteeing a long life cycle. The two design their products in their Berlin studio. They have been honored with the Interior Innovation Award and the Good Design Award. For Freifrau they designed the Rubie model.
Eva Paster and Michael Geldmacher are actually industrial designers who designed toys, medical devices and cosmetics. Starting in 2005, the two shifted their focus to designing furniture. The duo has won the Chicago Good Design award and the IF Product Design award. Since 2015, the two have gone their separate ways professionally. For Freifrau, the two designed the Kya model.
The Stella model is the brainchild of Patrick Frey. As the child of a ceramist and an architecture lover, creativity is innately given to him. Frey's trademark is to find the simplest possible solution to everyday problems. This is reflected in his designs, which are mostly reduced and contain only what is actually needed. A number of international design awards prove the success of his approaches.
No less than two models at Freifrau were created by designer Sebastian Herkner. Ona and Theia show how Herkner draws on a wide range of inspiration. The combination of different cultural contexts, traditional craftsmanship and contemporary forms are his trademark. Sebastian Herkner has received many awards, including the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2011.