By balancing precariously between proportion and details, form and function, designer Frank Rettenbacher bridges the gap between fashion and interior design perfectly. Frank creates clean silhouettes with streamlined surfaces, resulting in a family of charismatic products. Delving into simplicity, Frank Rettenbacher ditches the superfluous. He creates a simplified way to live in a smooth, sleek and sexy way. Who wouldn’t want that?
Clean silhouettes with streamlined surfaces, resulting in a family of charismatic products.
“My idea was to create a family of tables for ‘lightweight living,”
One of our favourites is the Emil side table for Zanotta. “My idea was to create a family of tables for ‘lightweight living,” Frank Rettenbacher says. “Their simple and stable wire-frame construction uses minimal material and gives the products their slender identity. The tables bring character, yet remain functional and flexible.”
With his background in automotive design for Audi and electronic design for Phillips, Frank’s products became the visual language of his own timeless tale. He outlives trends and doesn’t give away his secrets. One of the reasons he received international recognition and has been included in the permanent collection of the Amsterdam Museum of Modern Art (The Stedelijk Musuem)
Text: Marije Popping
Photography: Frank Rettenbacher
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