Press-releases

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March 21, 2018

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Ni hao, Shanghai: Flötotto Opens Showroom in Shanghai

Coinciding with the Design Shanghai trade fair, Flötotto has opened a new dedicated showroom in direct proximity to the trade fair grounds. Since March 16th, the PRO product family with its many solutions for application in education, activity-based working and living has been presented over the new showroom’s 300 square metres of floor space. PRO (designed by Konstantin Grcic) is synonymous with active and dynamic sitting. This idea is taken up in a very original way in the showroom concept: developed by the renowned meiré und meiré agency, the design appeals to the visitors’ natural instincts of movement.

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Feb. 7, 2017

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Flötotto Presenting its First Upholstery Furniture: OTTO by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Breaking new ground, German furniture manufacturer Flötotto launches its first upholstered furniture: OTTO, designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The versatile sofa system comprises different seating furniture and features a reduced visual language that lends the pieces a classic and timeless look. With its quilted backrest, OTTO will be an eye-catcher in every room. Known for their minimalist design, Claesson Koivisto Rune have developed upholstered elements for Flötotto’s typical system furniture, which allow the creation of individual seating areas. With its linear design, OTTO features a clearly structured shape. A special detail is the quilted backrest, a contemporary and sleek interpretation of a feature usually found in classic Chesterfield sofas. The cushions rest on a slender oiled oak frame that gives the sofa a lightweight look. A sofa whose elegance derives from simplicity.

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Oct. 21, 2016

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Simple, Intuitive, Appealing: The PRO Family Remains True to Itself and Grows Yet Again

After consistently refining and extending the successful PRO chair collection, at Orgatec 2016, Flötotto will be showing three new tables to complement the range, which were designed by Konstantin Grcic: a communicative HIGH TABLE, a beautifully shaped MEETING TABLE and a stackable workstation, as well as a practical writing board and fully upholstered versions of all PRO chair designs. With its many new members for office applications, the PRO family once again demonstrates its versatility.

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April 1, 2016

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Flötotto Presents New PRO STOOL Collection 2016

Staying true to a passion for superb seating: at the Milan furniture fair, the Salone del Mobile, Flötotto will be celebrating the PRO with a hall of fame at the company’s exhibition stand, designed by Konstantin Grcic. The exhibition will feature the new PRO STOOL line, a collection of six different stools, also designed by Grcic. “We have quite literally ‘rounded up’ the theme by complementing our chair programme with a new collection of stools,” says CEO Frederik Flötotto. After the PRO CHAIR and the PRO ARMCHAIR, the PRO STOOL is set to conquer further application areas.

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April 1, 2015

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Seat Padding With Great Textile Covers: An Endless Array of Options for the PRO ARMCHAIR

PRO or the inexhaustible diversity of a family of chairs: the latest PRO ARMCHAIR design demonstrates once again the Flötotto collection’s great potential. Originally designed in 2012 for schools and other educational institutions, the PRO chair line with its distinctive language of form has been constantly extended; PRO chairs can now be found in many other kinds of interiors. At the 2015 Salone del Mobile Milano, the comfortable PRO armchair will be presented in a new look featuring a broad spectrum of colourful padding: PRO meets PAD. Depending on individual preferences, the seat padding is available with leather covers or with many different high-end textile covers. In Milan, the chair will be shown in various designs using, among others, luxury fabrics created by fashion designer Raf Simons for Danish textiles manufacturer Kvadrat.

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April 1, 2014

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New Arrival in the PRO Familiy: An ARMCHAIR to Complement Flötotto's Successful Furniture Line

The PRO chair line has rapidly become Flötotto’s new success story. The latest chapter: launching at the 2014 Salone del Mobile, the generously dimensioned PRO armchair is not only a real character, but is also set to conquer yet another field of application for the PRO product family. The distinctive plastic seat shell features integrated armrests that hug the user and guarantee superior comfort. The new PRO armchair will initially be available in two designs: one with a newly designed, distinctive four-star wooden base, the other with a four-star aluminium base.

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Jan. 1, 2014

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A Great Line-Up: The PRO Product Range by Flötotto A versatile range of tables and a barstool are the latest additions to the highly successful PRO product line

There’s hardly another range of chairs that has achieved such great success in such short a time: in less than three years since the first chair was launched, the PRO chair line by Flötotto has grown to feature a comprehensive range of different designs, including various frames, different armrest solutions, sophisticated accessories and a contemporary colour palette. All these elements have paved the way for the great international success of the PRO product line, which offers solutions for many different areas of life and work. With PRO Table, the range has now been extended by a beautiful and elegant line of tables, available in various shapes, sizes and materials and with different leg profiles to create individual aesthetics. Also new: a comfortable barstool and a new four-star base with and without castors.

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Nov. 1, 2013

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Intelligent Joint: The New ADD System Furniture by Flötotto

Together with designer Werner Aisslinger, Flötotto have developed the modular ADD furniture system, which features an innovative joint design. The intelligent plastic node (patent pending) brings with it two major advantages: first it seamlessly connects the timber profiles to form a structural frame, hiding the joint within the node itself. Second, it introduces a new and simple installation technique, in which the nodes feature fasteners that simply clip onto and off other elements such as front, side and back panels. Elements can easily be changed or added at any time. ADD is a system that can be modified and extended according to the user’s ideas and needs.

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Feb. 1, 2013

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The FLÖTOTTO Brand Flötotto from 1906 until the present – a family with an entrepreneurial spirit

Since Heinrich Flötotto founded the company in 1906, the Gütersloh-based Flötotto firm has undergone a process of continual development to become one of the best-known of German furniture brands. Today, more than a third of the German population knows the name of the traditional company, which, since 2008, has been headed by the founder’s great-grandson Frederik Flötotto, representing the fourth generation of the family to lead the company. From a cabinetmaker’s workshop to industrial production: due to an early move into industrial production, in the 1940s, the company quickly developed to become a large furniture producer. Heinrich’s sons Franz and Fritz then joined the company. While Franz continued to produce domestic furniture, in the 1950s, Fritz started to develop ergonomically designed office and school furniture. In 1952, he patented the innovative pagwood ‘Formsitz’, which later became known the world over: a seat shell for chairs, made from beechwood veneers soaked in phenolic resins and fused under high pressure and temperature – basically a wooden seat shell offering the qualities of plastic. The Flötotto Formsitz has sold more than 21 million units.

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Oct. 1, 2012

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New Designs To Extend Successful PRO Chair Collection

Flötotto presents new designs from Konstantin Grcic’s successful PRO chair series, which was launched at the beginning of the year 2012. The program has been now extended with a 4-star aluminium pedestal base swivel chair fitted with glides. Flötotto will also show a matching new indoor and outdoor bistro table, available with a round or a rectangular tabletop. The new designs come in black, white, red and polished aluminium. The new model with armrests will provide even more comfort since it comes with wider armrests developed for the new aluminium swivel chair mode. The chair’s innovative seat shell is designed to support the user’s freedom of movement by allowing various sitting positions. Due to its superb functionality and aesthetics, the PRO program is not only ideal for schools and other educational environments but is also equally well suited for use in private and other contract interiors.

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Oct. 1, 2011

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Top class at school

Together with designer Konstantin Grcic, the German manufacturer FLÖTOTTO has developed an innovative chair that continues the company’s successful tradition of producing school furniture. The new PRO line of chairs can also be used for other contract areas and for domestic interiors. PRO’s seat pan has a distinctive shape, allowing a very comfortable seating experience and giving the chair its specific aesthetics. The design of the seat pan is based on several studies into the area of ‘active seating’ in schools. PRO has a lightweight and welcoming appearance and is available in six attractive colours. The complete PRO product line with four different types of frames will be introduced at imm cologne in January 2012.

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