This sofa is an exceptional team player with great own identity. Zelos is easy and straightforward, appears young and casual and convinces by noble details and the highest quality craftsmanship. This model has not been designed as a soloist, but as part of a product family, which can characterize home interiors atmospheric and emotional. At first glance the outer shape appears very representative, rectilinear and quite seriously.
At the same time it is a playfully easy connection with the exceptionally comfortable and casual padding.
Zelos offers two versions of back padding: Those who wish can choose two large rectilinear back cushions, complemented by lateral rolls or loose cushions. The second version with loose cushions in various sizes offers the freedom to place these casually in accordance with personal preferences and also to create different seat depths.
The interior architect and furniture designer Gabriela Raible, born in Hamburg 1962 today lives and works in the Bavarian capital city Munich. The foundation stone for her career she laid with her studies of interior architecture at FH Rosenheim (1987) and the Master of Design at the Domus Academy in Milan (1988).
Several years as a freelancer in various Munich architecture firms followed, before in 1993 Gabriela Raible together with Bernhard Leniger founded an own office for interior architecture and furniture design. Among others the participation at design events in Colombia has helped her to continuously develop her very personal style (incontro workshop "European designers meet Colombian artisans", 1994 | Exhibition "interDESIGN ICSID - artesanias de colombia", 1995). In 2001 she founded her own office, which in 2011 was formally divided into the operating areas of interior architecture and furniture design.
But within the business sector Gabriela Raible since at the latest 1994 has not been unknown. Whether the wooden chair “Tikha”, the most successful solid wood box furniture program “Keiko” or numerous chair families for an Italian company: Her distinctive style always knows how to convince. Last but not least, this is underlined by the red dot award, which she received in 2003 for the arm chair "Paco Lounge".
Gabriela Raible is convinced that the rooms have not only a functional meaning, but primarly an emotional function. That is reflected in all her works. She designs her furniture in the context of a formal, aesthetic world. Soloists she has not at heart, team players are wanted, quite often as part of entire product families. In addition, the identity of each customer has considerable influence: formal alignment, marketing strategy, manufacturing possibilities … these aspects always flow into the creative processes from the first draft to production stage.
But there are overriding factors which take influence in any case: The love for the used, mainly natural materials, such as wood and leather, the enthusiasm for the craftsmanship and the passion for high quality processing and noble details.
All this finds its expression in her linear, plain and always noble style, which is characterized by creative, economic, ecological and emotional sustainability.