Michael C. Brandis
When a piece of furniture loses none of its importance and fascination for three decades, it speaks volumes. The Medea seating furniture group has managed just that. This classical model has playfully easy completed the leap into the new millennium. And the end of this story of success is not in sight.
Michael C. Brandis has always been fascinated by the Bauhaus era. This is reflected in every single element of the Medea group. Today he recalls that already in the first creative drafts in 1984 "every curve became straight again". His tribute to factual, placid, simple and likewise elegant forms as favoured by Walter Gropius and Co., is omnipresent with Medea.
The greatly combinable Medea-elements leave lots of freedom when setting up and integrating them into your own four walls. Whether as an element set or a single sofa – it is always a seating furniture with a very special aura, which at the same time emphasizes the individual lifestyle and character of its owner.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary the classic experienced a re-launch without touching its very own characteristics. The headrest has been revised and now provides even more setting options. Additionally, since 2013, a breathable viscoelastic foam, which consists of billions of open-pored and particularly flexible special foam cells, has been used for the padding.
The result: A design classic with so far not achieved sitting comfort.
Michael C. Brandis
„Straight“ curves and the love for Gropius & Co.
The designer Michael C. Brandis has never denied his passion for the Bauhaus era. This is reflected in every single element of the Medea group. Today he recalls that already in the first creative drafts in 1984 „every curve became straight again“. His tribute to factual, placid, simple and likewise elegant cosy forms of Medea is omnipresent.
„The artist is an exalted craftsman.“ This quotation of Walter Gropius from the Bauhaus Manifesto is similar to a mission statement of Michael C. Brandis. A look back illustrates why: The graduated master upholsterer discovered early his passion for the artistic side of his profession. This led to the result that he in the 50‘s additionally acquired his diploma as a designer at the craftsmanship school in Dortmund. Michael C. Brandis benefited from this combination of craft and art during his entire professional career – and that to date.