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Contents

EDITORIAL History .............................................................1 Foreword ................................................... 4-5 The world of the designer ...................6-7 Design as a podium .............................. 8-9 Leolux and Art..................................... 10-15 Encounters and exhibitions ........... 16-17 How is Leolux furniture created? ................................................. 18-19 How do we make Leolux furniture .20-25 Leolux comfort ...................................26-27 Seating concepts ..................................... 28 Comfort and functionalities ................ 29 INTERVIEWS Patrick Belli ...........................................35-36 Jane Worthington.................................... 51 Andreas Berlin ........................................... 55 Maly Hoffmann Kahleyss ................91-95 Gabriele Assmann .................................100 Jo Meesters ...................................... 114-117 Axel Enthoven .........................................164 FACTS & BACKGROUNDS The charm of real leather....................200 Producing Leolux leather ..........202-203 The application of leather .........204-205 Caring for Leolux leather ....................206 Leather table ..................................208-209 Raw materials for fabrics .....................214 Exclusive Leolux fabrics ......................216 Quality fabrics ................................ 218-219 Living wood ....................................220-221 Caring for wood .....................................222 Top-quality lacquers....................224-226

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Decorative rugs .............................228-229 Warranty ...........................................230-231 Sustainable business ...................232-235 Leolux Design Centers ................236-239 Via Creandi visitors center .........240-243 Advice before choosing .............244-245 Design Centers addresses .........262-264 COLLECTION Sculptures: international and distinctive design with strong character. Sella .........................................................32-34 Morena ...................................................38-41 Parabolica .............................................42-45 Vol de RĂŞve .......................................... 46-50 B flat ........................................................... 52-54 Gisa ..........................................................56-57 Rising Dunes ........................................58-59 Pallone .................................................. 60-65 Kikko ...................................................... 66-67 Papageno ............................................. 68-69 Archipel .................................................70-71 Tango ......................................................72-73 Scylla .......................................................74-77 Akka ........................................................78-79 Formi...................................................... 80-81 Volare......................................................82-83 Howlo .................................................... 84-85 Roots: a pleasure to sit on - living furniture in modern design. Daja ........................................................ 88-95 Copparo .............................................. 96-101 Cuno................................................... 102-109 Collana ...............................................110-113

Ponton................................................118-121 Faya Lobi .......................................... 122-125 Entrada.............................................. 126-127 Hemingway ..................................... 128-129 Goncharov ....................................... 130-131 Pupilla.................................................132-133 Antonia Royale............................... 134-139 Diva .................................................... 140-141 Ottana ................................................142-143 Howlazy ............................................ 144-147 Talassa ............................................... 148-149 Enora ................................................. 150- 153 Sjamaan ............................................ 154-155 Table Times: tables and dining chairs, meeting points for precious moments. Spring ................................................ 158-161 Mobius .............................................. 162-163 Cameleon......................................... 164-167 Pyrite.................................................. 168-169 Vivre Largo .......................................170-171 Indus ...................................................172-173 Lirio......................................................172-173 Freyr ....................................................174-175 Niobe ................................................. 176-177 Quantissimo .................................... 176-177 Calbuco ............................................. 178-179 Doppler............................................. 178-179 Izaki .................................................... 180-181 Talos ................................................... 180-181 Kilenge .............................................. 182-183 Natello ...............................................184-185

Extra Space: Footstools and coffee tables make living that little more of a pleasure. Liliom ..........................................................188 Barilo ...........................................................189 Piatra ...........................................................190 Gozo ............................................................191 Tam-Tam /Bongo....................................192 Tablet ..........................................................192 Magnolia ...................................................193 Aditi .............................................................194 Trovo ...........................................................195 Blocco .........................................................196 Voici .............................................................197 Tablita .........................................................197 TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATIONS .248-261

INDEX Aditi ........................................................ 194 Akka ................................................... 78-79 Antonia Royale...........................134-139 Archipel ............................................ 70-71 B flat .......................................................52-54 Barilo .......................................................... 189 Blocco .................................................... 196 Calbuco ......................................... 178-179 Cameleon.....................................164-167 Collana ...........................................110-113 Copparo ..........................................96-101 Cuno...............................................102-109 Daja ....................................................88-95 Diva ................................................140-141 Doppler......................................... 178-179 Enora ..............................................150-153 Entrada..........................................126-127 Faya Lobi ...................................... 122-125 Formi..................................................80-81 Freyr ............................................... 174-175 Gisa ..................................................... 56-57 Goncharov ...................................130-131 Gozo ........................................................191 Hemingway .................................128-129 Howlazy ........................................144-147 Howlo ................................................84-85 Indus .............................................. 172-173 Izaki ................................................180-181 Kikko ..................................................66-67 Kilenge ..........................................182-183 Liliom ..................................................... 188 Lirio................................................. 172-173 Magnolia .............................................. 193 Mobius ..........................................162-163

Morena .............................................. 38-41 Natello ...........................................184-185 Niobe .............................................176-177 Ottana ........................................... 142-143 Pallone ..............................................60-65 Papageno .........................................68-69 Piatra ...................................................... 190 Pupilla............................................ 132-133 Pyrite..............................................168-169 Quantissimo ................................ 176-177 Rising Dunes ................................... 58-59 Scylla .................................................. 74-77 Sella .................................................... 32-34 Sjamaan ........................................154-155 Spring ............................................158-161 Tablet ......................................................192 Tablita .................................................... 197 Talassa ...........................................148-149 Talos ............................................... 210-211 Tam-Tam /Bongo................................192 Tango ................................................. 72-73 Trovo ...................................................... 195 Vivre Largo .................................. 170-171 Voici ........................................................ 197 Volare................................................. 82-83 Vol de RĂŞve ......................................46-50

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Foreword

Creativity, tradition and innovation

Leolux offers you millions of options: coverings, colours, different variants and countless comfort options based on which you can put your Leolux furniture together entirely to suit your own taste, interior and possibilities. An agreeable sitting experience is after all about a lot more than just the best possible level of comfort. That’s why the Leolux specialists work day after day on a sustainably produced design collection offering you all the options you need to furnish your interior completely to your needs. The world of Leolux is a quite special world, a creative universe for authentic people. We look forward to telling you more about it in this Annual.

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Leonardo da Vinci regarded art as a higher form of knowledge resting on the shoulders of craftsmanship. We like to share that view. Art is an expression of one’s own view of the world, but at the same time art is also true craftsmanship, shaped by human hands. It is everywhere and is part of life, of interiors and architecture. Living is an art, and art is everyday, and both are inextricably linked with hard work and craftsmanship.

At Leolux we enjoy playing with all forms of creativity. Art and design are after all an extension of one another. So we stimulate creative people from different disciplines to influence, inspire and drive one another to new heights. Designers, architects, artists, stylists and photographers: they all contribute to the distinctive world of Leolux. As do students, journalists or designers. But in that creative crucible we never forget that it’s ultimately all about the final product and the user. Furniture of an exceptional

class, which we produce to order especially for you - with top comfort and high-quality ingredients. The basis is a unique dose of creativity, but as Da Vinci once said: a healthy dose of pragmatism is at least as important. Leolux combines high-tech and tradition so that we can work effectively and efficiently with all the options we have in house. We invest in the latest production methods to support our craftsmen, and the very best materials

do the rest. But above all, we never lose sight of our aim of making our furniture an agreeable sitting experience for you. Because that is our mission.

and social media like Twitter. That desire to meet you and learn from your needs helps us make the world of Leolux a little lovelier every day.

Leolux has more than 75 years of experience in producing the finest and loveliest seating. We broaden our knowhow every day in the contacts with our customers. We meet them in the Leolux Design Centers, in our Via Creandi visitors’ center, during trade fairs and events, as well as online, via e-mail

Frank van Werkum CEO Leolux

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The world of the designer Leolux works together with a large number of freelance designers. Every one of them has his or her own background and a different vision about the world around them. What they all have in common is that the final result is what counts. From the sum of their creative contributions comes a pluriform collection that is nonetheless recognizable at once in the distinctive shapes and the characteristic Leolux handwriting: a refined finish, high comfort and a colourful presentation. The world of Leolux begins with the designer, in a creative process crowned by an endproduct built by craftsmen. A designer does not work in a vacuum. He stands at the middle of the world, looks around himself, travels and explores. A design6|

er is sensitive to trends and to the way we live. He lets himself be inspired and he translates all those impulses into new ideas. Indoors or outdoors, colourful and warm, with solid materials or lacquer products? All those factors play a role in the form and function that its creator endows upon a sofa or armchair. This makes good furniture a mirror of the time we design it in. And the products that best reflect the spirit of the times remain valuable to people for a long time. You might say they acquire a touch of eternity value.

The designer and the product developers at Leolux get down to work together to make a product from the first sketch that meets the criteria that Leolux sets for a piece of furniture. Sometimes they need to make a concession on the shape for the sake of the comfort. Another time, the design might be adjusted for a better construction or to stop the price getting out of hand. But the designer’s basic idea must not be eroded thereby. The choice of materials, the dimensions, the comfort and the stitching; all choices that are

made in this stage are crucial to the quality of a product. The know-how and skills that Leolux has built up over more than seven decades give it a decisive lead. Not always visible on the outside, but more than perceptible as soon as you sit down. This book will introduce you to a number of designers. Read more interviews on the Leolux website. Have questions for one of the Leolux designers? Simply ask them via designers@leolux.nl |7


Design as a podium For decades now, Leolux has been creating a world where its furniture occupies a place of its own. Around it, Leolux lets something of everything happen. In the field of fine art, photography, styling and stand creation. Leolux is constantly breathing new life into its collection with new impulses that inspire and motivate. In doing so, Leolux also offers opportunities in a never-ending search for new talent. Presenting design Creativity has many faces. Not only in design, but also in presenting the Leolux collection, creativity performs a key role. The right photographer, the loveliest styling for advertisements, the layout of brochures 8|

and websites. And what about the thinking behind the stand-building or furnishing of the Leolux Design Centers? Creatives from Leolux and from outside work together to come up with presentations that do justice to the furniture and offer inspiration for dealers and consumers. That process evolves with the trends and hence represents a permanent challenge. The future Leolux has been seeking cooperation with

young designers for many years now. During the last century, that happened via the design competition “Laudatio”. During recent years, Leolux has been working closely together with the Design Academy Eindhoven. For the designers of the future, the Netherlands’ biggest furniture producer is a learning environment, but the inspiration works in two directions. The students of the design course have a fresh view on design, and that regularly reveals new insights, even for experienced craftsmen. Their very

latest know-how and their frankness when it comes to furniture design inspire the people at Leolux and redefine the limits of what is possible. Podium Experience and visibility are both essential for young designers. So, besides becoming acquainted with the business of design, Leolux offers the designers of the future a podium too. With prototypes built at Leolux, they present themselves to the world - the

real world and the virtual one. Via the Internet, they blog and twitter themselves a path to fame. Various products created at Leolux in recent years have been visualised worldwide in this way. Special projects Within the context of its sustainability goals, Leolux tries to deliver a contribution to a lovelier and better world. It does that with numerous projects in the fields of sustainability, design and art. Leolux sponsors good

causes with the proceeds from events. Over the last few years, Pallone works of Dutch artists have been auctioned for Pink Ribbon, Leolux has sponsored the Ride for the Roses and Energy4All foundation is the most prominent project in 2011. The consumer, too, is involved in these projects: with tradein promotions, Leolux gives used furniture a second life among other things at orphanages and old-people’s homes in Hungary. You’ll find more information about these projects on the Leolux website. |9


Petra Hartman

Petra Hartman

Leolux and art

bond with a long history

Leolux has for decades believed that the interaction between artists, designers and traditional craftsmen stimulates creativity. Art has more to do with interiors that you may think at first sight. Art is inextricably linked with interior design; it gives a home personality and atmosphere; the art you choose says who you are. In the early seventies Leolux staged the first exhibitions in its Design Centers, which at the time were still called showrooms. It was often local artists that were given a podium at Leolux. But they had awoken the interest of Leolux and the search started for more durable links. Artists began to influence the design of the Leolux Annuals and on one occasion were even involved in the 10 |

design of furniture. The “in-house” artist had been born and art became a definitive component of the Leolux DNA. Over the decades we now look back upon, a number of artists have played a main role in image forming at Leolux. Names like Clemens Briels and Sjer Jacobs occupied a place for many years and their work is still on offer. The alliances with Petra Hartman and Wouter Stips are of a later date. Work by the latter still defines the appearance of Leolux buildings, most prominently in the striking and huge facades of the Design Center in Krefeld (D) and the Via Creandi visitor’s

center in Venlo (NL). Art has been placed in a broader perspective in recent years. But even now it remains a cooperation that keeps reappearing, with artist/designer Jo Meesters for example. >>

Sjer Jacobs

Clemens Briels

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Clemens Briels

Anchored in the past The first to bear the title of in-house artist is Henk van der Vet (1939). In the early nineties Leolux illustrates its annuals with his “photographics”. In this art form, which he bases on photography, Van der Vet combines various techniques. He himself calls it “Painting with photography”. Over the years, silkscreen prints have been made of his work for Leolux, which Leolux offers in its outlets. From 1996 it’s the turn of Clemens Briels (1946). For the first time, this is a question of creative interaction. Not only does Briels set the theme, but he is actively involved in designing furniture and fabrics as well. The point of departure is ‘Antipodism’, his theory of the extreme: there is light because there is darkness too. The colourful yet abstract work of Briels is followed by the much less abstract “people” of Sjer Jacobs (1963). These scrawny figures are affable types and the onlooker can quickly relate to them. Sjer illustrates Leolux 12 |

Wouter Stips

Annuals and delivers a colourful range of works both in ceramics and on canvas. His characterful figures in wire populate the Leolux sculpture garden at the production plant in Venlo. Leolux comes across Petra Hartman (1960) at the time when flowers are her key theme. The opposing power of the flower results in illustrations in Annuals, paintings and sculptures. Later she creates "colourful" works with black and white as the key tints. Multidisciplinary artist Wouter Stips (1944) exhibits graphic art and paintings, produces animated videos, directs theatrical productions and publishes. From 1980 he devotes himself to making television programmes. Leolux and Stips begin working together in 2005. His “world full of beauty and the special” is for several years the thread through the advertising campaigns, he illustrates various Annuals and his work graces the facades of two Leolux buildings.

Sjer Jacobs

New trend On the occasion of Leolux’s 75th anniversary, another Dutch artist unveils his vision of the world of Leolux. Jean-Paul Marsman (1962) paints models like Parabolica, Copparo and Morena in gay colours, snazzy but immediately recognisable. Leolux works his contributions into brochures among other things, but they also grace the coffee cups from Leolux for example. Artist and designer Jo Meesters (1974) works closely together with Leolux on a number of fronts from 2009 onwards. The cooperation begins at a photo session where Leolux uses a hand-made rug as an artistic element. Then follows more direct cooperation; works by Jo become image-defining elements in the Leolux stands and Design Centers. Lamps and vases bigger than life-size on the Leolux stand during the International Furniture Fair (IMM) in Cologne in 2010 contribute a lot to the concept that is soon to win a Reddot Award. A year later, Jo Meesters is >>

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responsible for a large number of handmade, richly-coloured floral rugs in felt. Yet another eye-catcher that earns a great deal of admiration. You’ll find an extensive interview with Jo Meesters later in this Annual.

range of contemporary works, from the trusted in-house artists and from hitherto unknown talents. The expertise of HAG offers unprecedented opportunities while preserving the characteristic Leolux face. <<

Work produced for Leolux by its in-house artists is available at the Leolux Design Centers and in the Via Creandi visitors’ center. There are interviews with the Leolux artists for you to read at www.leolux.com Strategic alliance Just as in making good design products, selecting the right art is a discipline in itself. Leolux has been highly successful with its distinctive choices. Because of the rapid developments and the need for ever more creative input, Leolux in 2010 opts for a strategic alliance with Holland Art Gallery, outside of the Netherlands known as Gallery M, HAG for short. The creative team at Leolux can now draw on an enormous 14 |

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designers, useful tools for combining covering colours yourself and, of course, addresses of the Leolux dealers. We also spread the good news via social media such as Twitter and Facebook. Trade fairs You’ll discover our very latest models during the consumer days at the national and international furniture trade fairs. Leolux presents its innovations to the world in Cologne and Milan, but also for example during the “Biennale” in Kortrijk and the “Woonbeurs” in Amsterdam. How special these presentations are is evidenced by the Reddot Award which crowned the concept of the Leolux stand 2010. Want to visit Leolux

during a trade fair too? You’ll find the right trade fair dates via our website. Events and open days Design Centers and dealers regularly organise interesting events specially for Leolux aficionados. Sometimes in the form of a lifestyle event, where other products for lovers of the good life are also presented. Some Design Centers are also open on Sundays. Look for information about special occasions in the Leolux agenda on our website.

of art to admire, as at the visitors’ centre Via Creandi at the moment. At events we like to add a little substance in the form of a lecture or demonstration. It is of course also possible to buy any works of art that appeal to you. A key element of our exhibitions takes shape in coordination with the specialists from Holland Art Gallery. You’ll find more about that alliance elsewhere in this book and on the Leolux website.

Art expo Leolux shares its love for modern art with many of its customers. At every Leolux Design Center there’s an extensive collection

Encounters and exhibitions There are various ways for you to get a good impression of Leolux: at your furniture store, in the Leolux Design Center, on the Internet and in this Annual. But, for example also during trade fairs and events where Leolux presents its latest products. Your Leolux dealer Leolux works with a network of specialised dealers. They will be happy to help you in their stores with complete advice. They are also your point of contact when it comes to the purchase and delivery of your furniture, or whenever you need to call upon our service. Leolux advice in the Design Centers You’ll find the broadest possible presentation at the Leolux Design Centers. They always show you the latest models and offer 16 |

the opportunity to test them extensively by actually sitting on them. The consultants are specialised in the Leolux products and can inform you without obligation and down to the last detail about dimensions, options, adjustability or covering materials. In the Design Centers we also present our rugs and works by our in-house artists. Visit the Leolux factory Leolux enjoys opening its doors to anyone who wants to see for themselves how Leolux

furniture is produced to order. The starting and end point of the tour is the inspiring visitors’ centre Via Creandi, literally the “path of creation”. For more information about the tours at Leolux, go to page 240. Online encounters Anyone looking for information about Leolux or the collection can of course find it on the Internet. Apart from illustrations, dimensions and prices, our website also offers moving images, interviews with

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can ultimately be produced. The selection is defined by the Leolux design team, a group of Leolux experts in the field of creating, presenting and marketing Leolux furniture. What do they base their choices on? The design must not only be beautiful, but it must also be comfortable. It has to have a character of its own and be innovative in form, function or technology. But by far the most important criterion is that it meets the needs of the Leolux customer.

How is Leolux furniture created? The Leolux collection is not created from one moment to the next. The collection has grown and is still evolving every day. Some models prove themselves and remain an element of the collection for years. Others vanish from the picture more quickly. But a cause can only seldom be given for that. Good products are not always recognized at once, whilst less revolutionary designs are sometimes well accepted simply because of the point in time they appear on the market. Selecting the right furniture has everything to do with “fingerspitzengefühl”, the talent of choosing the right model from the enormous volume on offer. Before a model appears in the showroom at your Leolux dealer, it has been worked on 18 |

for months, sometimes more than a year. By the designer, of course, but also by the scores of people at Leolux that make sure the designer’s dreams are translated into a real piece of furniture. Only the best and most beautiful are then presented to the dealers during an (international) furniture fair. Then, and only then, does a sofa, armchair or table arrive in the shop and in this Annual. Design: a people process Designing furniture is anything but an abstract process. It is a process in which people play a main role. The designer, the peo-

Product development at Leolux Up to now, a piece of furniture is nothing more than an abstract idea of the designer in the form of a sketch or a scale model. It is the product developers at Leolux that turn it into a real piece of furniture. They work on the ergonomics (body posture), the right rake, height and seat depth. But they also think about the comfort that Leolux is famous for at this stage (see page 28). The product developers first work out the piece of furniture in a 3D program. They begin with the outside of the piece and then work their way into the inside. Every ele-

ment of the product is included in the drawing, down to the last detail. This working drawing forms the basis for the prototypes. The body, the foam, the covering; these are all built by hand without a single work instruction being available. Building a prototype is a true work of art that can only be executed with a great deal of inventiveness and years of experience.

Design Centers and you can order it in all its variants and with all its options in terms of covering, colour and comfort. The collection offers millions of possibilities, so no two pieces of furniture are ever the same.

Every week, the Leolux design team meets to discuss progress and to evaluate the prototypes. How are we doing in terms of comfort and design? Do we perhaps need other variants? Do the mechanics work? And what about robustness? This happens as often as needed until the product is ready. Only if all the details have been approved are the parts of the furniture digitized, the dies made and the working instructions written. The sofa, table or armchair is ready for production and can be presented to the world during one of the international furniture fairs. The presentation After the long period of development, the model is finally in the shops and in the Leolux

ple from Leolux, but also all the others that contribute as a source of inspiration to the ideas: artists, specialists in the field of leather, colours and trends, the people around us. That cooperation combines know-how and experience to create products that have real value for their users. Leolux does not work with designers of its own, but with international freelance designers. Sometimes they work on commission when there is a specific need for a certain design. But usually they put forward their own dreams, their vision on sitting and living. Every year, Leolux receives many hundred of proposals, but only a few | 19


How do we make Leolux furniture? Once you place your order, the Leolux people get to work. With real passion they make sure your order is delivered to your Leolux dealer within a few weeks, precisely to your specifications and on time. The furniture goes through various stages thereby. The body The basis of every model is formed by a quality frame that will last a lifetime. To achieve that quality, Leolux always produces load-bearing components out of beechwood. This domestic hardwood has no knots and will not splinter, so it can be worked and calculated perfectly for its job. The wooden parts are joined permanently by pin joints or plugs and not â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as is so often the case â&#x20AC;&#x201C; riveted to each other. This expensive form of construction pre20 |

vents your furniture cracking or squeaking over time. Foam Depending on the desired comfort level we combine different, high-quality, Leolux foams with one another. An active sofa has a stiffer seat. Whilst softer foams are applied in passive, somewhat more nonchalant, sofas. With more complex shapes, the frame is totally encased in foam in dies, but a large share of bodies are provided with the right

layer of foam by skilful Leolux hands. By finishing it off with a soft top layer, Leolux prevents you from being able to feel the transitions between sections of different foams through the covering. Lacquers The balanced collections of colours from Leolux are applied to table leaves, feet and armrests in the Leolux lacquering shop. Wherever possible, we make use of environmentally friendly lacquer types, such as

epoxy (powder coating) and water-based lacquers. But use of solvent-based lacquers cannot always be avoided. In these processes, extra attention is paid to the safety of employees and the environment. A nice product, after all, should always be produced in a nice way. Cutting coverings Leather hides for the coming weeks are stored in the coverings warehouse. Leather is one of the most precious ingredients

of Leolux furniture, so it also needs to be treated with the greatest of care. Most of the hides are now cut by high-tech, computercontrolled machines, but the know-how of the leather experts is still of great importance. Their experience still always beats the technology when it comes to avoiding damaged or weaker parts and preventing colour differences between the elements, especially with the more exclusive leather qualities.

Stitching coverings In the atelier, the various parts are confectioned to become furniture sleeves, whereby different machines are used for stitching, embroidering and, for example, sewing in zips. This is complex work, if only because of the plethora of models and variants. The employees in the Leolux atelier are trained on this in a permanent basis. One requirement is to keep their knowledge of the constantly changing models and finishes up to date. >> | 21


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Upholstering The components of the furniture come together in the upholstery shop just before the product is placed on the truck for transport. So there is then little room for error. Experienced upholsterers pull the sleeve over the body and ensure it is fastened securely and finished correctly. This is very traditional work demanding great strength, dexterity and experience. Furniture ordered together is always finished by the same upholsterer. This keeps differences between the component parts to a minimum, but there will always be small variations. Control and packaging As soon as your furniture is ready, the final product is carefully inspected. Does the finishing meet the requirements? Does everything match nicely? Are the coupling points at the right place? The final quality controller then sticks the product identification number on the underside and provides a guarantee booklet. Your Leolux furniture is 24 |

now finished and can be packaged. We take special care of vulnerable components, such as aluminium feet and lacquered parts. Only then does your order go to the shipping department.

delivery to your dealer, state-of-the-art systems ensure that Leolux works quickly and efficiently. That keeps delivery times at Leolux shorter than is usual in the furniture world. <<

Transport Leolux furniture is delivered to the dealer using our own trucks. So we can continue the care with which we produce our sofas and armchairs practically to the end. Noone knows better than our own drivers how precious Leolux furniture can best be transported. The furniture is transported on trolleys, three levels high. So it is not stacked. That would inevitably lead to damage and that of course cannot happen. Your furniture should arrive in your home in as beautiful a condition as it was when if left us. Short delivery times To get all that lovely furniture to the customer on time, good logistics is essential. From the moment the order is entered until | 25


support. The foam in furniture of an active character is usually stiffer and tighter, whilst a lazy sofa has softer cushions. The back cushion should always be softer than the seat. That “nestles” better. For the same reason, a sumptuous cover layer is fitted on top of the foam. That cover layer provides for a light, homely nonchalance and gives an extra comfortable feeling when you sit down. Furniture with a flat seat and upright back is seldom really comfortable. The lack of rake creates the feeling that you are sliding off the sofa, especially with smooth coverings. But even with such furniture, Leolux succeeds in providing for a rake by combining foams in the seat with different levels

of stiffness. The softer foam varieties at the back of the seat create the right rake here. You sit in rather than on a Leolux seat. Naturally that also means that the foam should not have so much springing power that the covering is totally stretched. That would give you a permanent feeling that you are being pressed upward. Comfortable cushions are a distinguishing feature of quality furniture and demonstrate its softness, even after use. So creasing is inevitable.

Leolux comfort You can recognize Leolux furniture by its superb seating comfort. You might not always realize it when you sit down, but under you are countless precious materials that were selected with care to make sure that you are sitting comfortably. With lots of experience, attention and love for the job, we at Leolux seek the best solution for every new design. Three factors are crucial thereby: ergonomics, springing and foam. The attention the people from Leolux pay here results in unprecedented levels of comfort. Studying the human body in various sitting positions is the basis for the comfort of any piece of Leolux furniture. Active sitting needs a fairly high seat, high armrests and a smaller angle between the seat and the 26 |

back, the so-called “rake”. That type of seat is easier to get up from. The more passive the seat, the more difficult it is to get up: the seat is lower and deeper, the back has more of a rake and the armrests are lower. When the dimensions and relationships of the seat match the human dimension (the ergonomics) and the function, the basis has been laid for a comfortable seat. The springing Leolux chooses depends on the level of comfort chosen. A hard or soft seat sets different demands for the spring-

ing fitted under the seat. Leolux usually chooses steel coil springs that, depending on the thickness and the pre-tensioning, offer more or less springiness. Sometimes we also span webbing that stretches on loading, or the product developers choose springing consisting of high-density foam. One of the most precious elements of a piece of Leolux furniture is invisible, yet all the more perceptible for that: the foam. Leolux applies several types in every piece of furniture that together ensure the right | 27


Comfort en functionalities Lower: this model is available with lower feet or armrests, or you can easily adjust the height yourself.

Back height icon: This model is equipped with a mechanism for adjusting the back height.

Higher: this model is available with higher feet or armrests, or you can easily adjust the height yourself.

Foam firmness: This model has various softness levels for cushion comfort.

Shorter seat depth: available with a shorter seat, or fitted with an adjustable seat. Ideal for smaller users. Longer seat depth: available with a longer seat, or fitted with an adjustable seat. Ideal for bigger users.

Seating concepts

for large and small people

Leolux seating furniture is more than just sofas and armchairs. It provides real seat solutions with remarkable properties, and that’s why Leolux prefers to speak of “seating concepts”. They adapt, for example, to the user: after all, standard-sized people do not exist; people are almost always taller or shorter than average and have requirements which standard products are unable to meet. Thanks to extremely creative concepts, Leolux furniture can often be adapted to the highest individual requirements. So your favourite seating concept does not need to be disregarded because it is just too high or just too deep. That’s how Leolux produces comfortable seating concepts for all users – tall, short or somewhere inbetween. 28 |

Comfort pictograms In this annual we aim to advise you explicitly about the possibilities open to you with our seating concepts. As far as comfort is concerned, this is extremely important. After all, you want to be sure that a particular model offers the degree of comfort you’re looking for. Therefore, with many models displayed in this annual you will find one or more pictograms, which will present you with a complete picture of the characteristics and extra comfort available to you in the Leolux seating concepts.

Tilt: armchair with a mechanism that enables you to adjust the tilt of the entire seat, forwards or backwards.

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Wrinkling is unavoidable on Leolux products because of the design and the level of comfort chosen. Adjustable arm and/or back parts: this model can be adapted to the mood of the moment by adjusting the arms or parts of the backrest.

Please note When developing a new seating concept, Leolux always takes the ergonomics of its furniture into account. Each alteration in seat height, depth or angle can influence that. Therefore, make enquiries before you choose for certain options. For example, if you find a certain piece of furniture too high, then it may only be necessary to opt for a lower version of the same chair and not to shorten the seat depth. Your Leolux adviser is always at your service in this respect!

Castors: available with castors which enable you to move this seating concept around with even more ease.

Swivel: armchair with a mechanism that enables you to swivel the seat.

Extendable table: this table is fitted with a system with which you can make it bigger or smaller.

Angle: the model is available in an active and passive version. This is attained by slightly slanting the seat so that you can “lounge” more or sit more upright.

This model is available with fire retardant foam. In countries where the law prescribes, this model is already equipped with fire retardant foam (p. 219).

Adjustable seat: the footrest of this model can be easily pushed under the seat.

The Leolux dealer can supply further details based on the technical specifications. These can vary with each model. Optional dimensions may incur additional costs.

Adjustable backrest: the backrest can be adjusted as required - you can choose for a “lazier” or more upright position.

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SCULP TURES 30 | Sculptures

The â&#x20AC;&#x153;sculpturesâ&#x20AC;? from Leolux are unique in their own way, specially designed to be full of love, distinctive and selfwilled. This endows them with a specific character of their own. The Leolux sculptures are artistic, but also imbued with tremendous comfort and designed to put the finishing touch to distinctive interiors.

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Sella Design: Patrick Belli, 2011

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Sella

Interview

Design: Patrick Belli, 2011

Patrick Belli

‘a good design gives you goose pimples’

Leolux has an eye for talented young designers. For years now, we have worked together in projects with students from the renowned Design Academy Eindhoven. Leolux also keeps its ears and eyes wide open at all national and international furniture fairs. And of course, designers themselves make contact with Leolux. The latest string to the bow is 29-year old Limburg designer Patrick Belli, whose Sella armchair seemed to hit the mark for Leolux. An interview with Patrick about fantasy and functionality, passion and provocation, good quality and goose pimples. Why not introduce yourself as a designer. ‘I see myself as a designer in search of provoking design combined with quality and functionality. I suppose I’m a perfectionist in that respect. I don’t want to lose sight of the image that captivated me at the beginning of the design process, but at the end of that journey want to express it in a

product that I as designer can be proud of. I draw my inspiration for that from everyday life.’ How did you come into contact with Leolux? ‘That happened via the designers Dick Spierenburg and Karel Boonzaaijer, who I’m working for at the moment. When I presented my idea for the Sella to them, they were immediately enthusiastic. So we decided to offer the Sella to Leolux, because we felt it would fit nicely into their collection.’ How was the cooperation? ‘Fantastic! It is my very first design that has actually gone into production, and that

with a furniture manufacturer as highly regarded as Leolux. That of course makes it really special. The first idea that came to mind back then when I began with the design has worked out really well and that’s something I’m proud of. For me it was also really interesting to learn how a project like this works between the designer and the manufacturer. Leolux shared our enthusiasm about the Sella from the outset and that made it fun to work on. The communication was good and I really liked the finishing and presentation of Sella in Cologne 2011. All in all, it was a pleasant learning experience for >> me.’

[sensational addition to any living room] Sella combines a streamlined shape with refined finishing, high comfort and sprung back. A hint of humour does the rest. As a separate seat, Sella forms a creative life object; in small groups it offers boundless playful variations. Available in fabric or leather, with one or two colours of choice. Besides the 19 standard “Sella Sensations” versions you can also put your own Sella combination together via the online configurator. www.leolux.com/sella Programme: Armchair. 34 | Sculptures

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What is your added value for Leolux? ‘As a designer, I’m always looking for products that fuel the imagination and represent a nice combination of form and function. The one cannot be allowed to dominate the other, but must reinforce it. Leolux is a company where that vision is a top priority. At that level we can complement and strengthen one another really well.’ Did you get enough freedom during the production process? ‘As a designer, you must never lose the initial spark that gave you the goose pimples. You have to get the power and character out of it to achieve your goal. In that sense, you have to allow yourself the space you need as a designer to arrive at that strong design. In my search for the ultimate form for the Sella, I treated myself to that space, as did Leolux too. Essentially, of course, you must never lose sight of functionality and practicality. After all, a lovely but uncomfortable chair will miss the target.’ How do you see Leolux as a furniture brand? ‘It’s a strong Dutch brand that combines quality with captivating design. The fact that they can produce a lot themselves makes them unique. Brands with their own production are few and far between at the moment and that’s where Leolux is different. Their passion for a quality experience is apparent in their furniture. Nothing is left to chance, and I like that.’

comfort and a cupboard the right storage space, a lamp the light you need. Apart from that, any product has above all to make you happy. Now, but also after 20 or 30 years. Then a design has been successful in my eyes.’ In that respect, do you have an all time favourite? ‘I don’t have one favourite design, but there are several designs I really like given the time they were created in and the passion and originality they exude. Take the Panton Chair from Verner Panton for example. A chair I have at home too. It’s a stunning design that stimulates you and adds a quality to your interior that’s unique. It combines a provocative design with a high degree of functionality. It’s a design that tested the limits.’ What is your dream as a designer? ‘I suppose you could say I’m at the bottom of the ladder of course. I’ve taken the first couple of rungs pretty well, but I want to go right to the top! I’d love to have my own design studio over time, where I can translate my imagination into lovely products that are appreciated worldwide, but above all by making people happy and fuelling their imagination!’ By Monique van Empel

Patrick Belli (1981, Maastricht) Belli first studied Product Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht (2004) and then graduated in 2008 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague (Industrial Design). His Sella armchair for Leolux won a prestigious Interior Innovation Award from the Furniture Fair in Cologne immediately on being launched.

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Morena Design: Stefan Heiliger, 2010

[sculptural form melting towards the floor] This programmeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s striking â&#x20AC;&#x153;meltingâ&#x20AC;? forms ensure that the elements flow into one another and create a truly convincing look. Combining several elements offers many options, helped by the oblique flowing lines that fit perfectly over one another whenever the elements are pushed together. Majestic in leather, warm and vivacious in fabric coverings. Morena has been distinguished by several design awards. www.leolux.com/morena Programme: two mirror-image seats, each with a choice of two mirror-image backs and two footstools. 38 | Sculptures

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Morena Design: Stefan Heiliger, 2010

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Parabolica Design: Stefan Heiliger, 2009

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Parabolica Design: Stefan Heiliger, 2009

[a whirl on paper, countless functions] The powerful shape of this “reddot” winner makes the swivel armchair a fantastic object in your living room, which you round off with the covering combination of your choice. The inverted dish-shaped foot is finished in brushed aluminium. With its asymmetric shape, Parabolica offers the user three different moments: reclined and relaxed, sitting “normally” or working with the armrest as a worktop. The multiple award-winning Parabolica has various covering options available for outside, edging and inside. www.leolux.com/parabolica Programme: Swivel armchair with arm left or right. 44 | Sculptures

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Vol de RĂŞve Design: Jane Worthington, 2006

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Vol de Rêve Design: Jane Worthington, 2006

[a dream in many variants] The “dreamworld” from Leolux: Superb organic design by Jane Worthington, whereby the aluminium bearers of the back run beautifully down to the feet. The programme offers a large number of elements and two arm variants, the comfortable “low” arm and the exuberant “swing” arm. You pin the little roll at the back of the cushions between the seat and the back. The adjustable arm cushions offer extra comfort (only with low arm). Vol de Rêve is also available in a higher variant (+1.5 cm). www.leolux.com/voldereve Programme: Freestanding elements and add-on parts. 48 | Sculptures

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Vol de Rêve Design: Jane Worthington, 2006

Interview

Vol de Rêve

by Jane Worthington

Inspired by her Gisa design, Jane Worthington created a beautifully elegant seating system in 2006 with sofas and elements that fit effortlessly in every interior. ‘Vol de Rêve plays on a more flexible way of living,’ says Jane about this design. ‘Relaxing, welcoming guests, dining, you can do that all on and around Vol de Rêve. The model offers a choice of two different arms, which each radiate their own atmosphere. The various elements permit creative combinations for any interior.’ The strikingly suspended back of the design is reminiscent in its shape of the Gisa armchair. The extremity is borne by parts of polished aluminium which seem to run through to the feet. Her design paid particular attention to the seat depth. ‘The seats have a soft back so that taller users can also sit comfortably without extra cushions. The deep corner is a comfortable spot

where two people can nestle up together.’ Stiletto heels were the source of inspiration for the feet. “Everyone loves high heels, men and women,’ says Jane. ‘They are elegant, make you taller and give the wearer selfconfidence. So this sofa deserved high heels too. In consultation with Leolux, they were finally made a little less pointed. The sharp heels would have been too much of a load on many floors'. Even stowing away a plate, a glass or a cup safely has been thought through: together with Vol de Rêve, Jane designed the Voice occasional table that slides precisely around the seat and serves as a firm base: Sensible and solid.

Jane Worthington (England, 1969) After four years working for Philips in the product design department, the originally British Jane Worthington switched to designing furniture. For Leolux she designed the Balou model, an armchair reminiscent of a teddy bear which embraces you as you sit in it. In the meantime, other trendsetting models, such as Gisa and Vol de Rêve, have conquered a firm place in the Leolux collection.

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B flat Design: Andreas Berlin, 2005

[height differences rising out of a graphic base] The lowest sofa in the Leolux collection, with flat backs for an amazingly transparent look. In this position each back serves as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;casualâ&#x20AC;? seat. Anyone sitting on this sofa can choose the right level of comfort by lifting the back in small steps in its round base. The aluminium subframe is available in two heights. Individual seats from armchair to seating landscape. An absolute top design from Leolux, crowned with a reddot design award. www.leolux.com/bflat Programme: Armchair, 2.5 seat, 3 seat sofa, footstool and various add-on elements. 52 | Sculptures

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B flat Design: Andreas Berlin, 2005.

Interview

B flat

the design of Andreas Berlin

There are many ways to sit, finds Andreas Berlin. In his B flat design the emphasis is on an informal manner of use. ‘I wanted to design a sofa where you can also sit on the back. So it had to be really flat, but also adjustable. The round shape is a logical consequence of that, which I then elaborated on.’ The original design was fitted with gas springs, but did not seem practical enough because it needed two hands to operate it. In addition, the strap needed did not satisfy the aesthetic requirements and you could only sit in B flat in the traditional postures. ‘A rack and pinion mechanism has now been installed,’ says Berlin. ‘With it you can adjust

the back with one hand and practically seamlessly, which supports any sitting position.’ The extended programme that B flat now offers, still a few more elements, was already thought out by Berlin. ‘I always consider a large number of possibilities before I offer a design to Leolux’, says the designer. ‘Together, we then look at which options can best be developed further.’ Berlin is convinced of the timelessness of his design, ‘The original idea stems from 2004, so it has already proven itself. The form was created from the function, so it is not standalone. This makes B flat much more than a fashion shape.’ Light colours have a clear preference in its look. ‘The advantage of a white finish is that the sofa adopts the colours from the environment. By doing so, the sofa is less dominant in its presence.’

Andreas Berlin Germany, 1965 The traditional design questions are his point of departure, but he distinguishes himself by choosing innovative solutions. Berlin’s designs are powerful, emotional and balanced. But their simplicity lends them a high utility value without superfluous pretences. Andreas Berlin studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, where he later also taught. In the meantime, he lives and works in Berlin.

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Gisa Design: Jane Worthington, 2005

[little swan, point me wherever I will] Gisa, the swan of Leolux, was moulded by its designer from one block of material. An organic shape thus created can only be produced with a great deal of know-how and high-quality technologies. Leolux also provided this swivel armchair with pretty decorative stitching and perfect comfort. Seams in contrasting colours are available on all Leolux models, but here they provide for unmistakable added value. www.leolux.com/gisa Programme: Swivel armchair. 56 | Sculptures

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Rising Dunes Design: Braun & Maniatis, 2007

[a seating landscape, just as variable as the elements] A robust modular programme with adjustable elements that rise like dunes out of the (seating) landscape. Every arm or back element is adjustable in five positions. The corner element is also available with a rotating foot and thus becomes a characteristic swivel armchair. The Square decorative stitching lends this reddot winner a face of its own. Only available in leather and crosswoven fabrics. Also in a higher variant for taller users (+2 cm). www.leolux.com/risingdunes Programme: Swivel armchair, freestanding elements and add-on elements. 58 | Sculptures

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Pallone Design: Boonzaaijer/Mazairac/de Scheemaker, 1989

[humour and design, an indestructible combination] Distinguished by various prizes, a Leolux classic originally designed for the “house of the future”. Although the image is even now still futuristic, twenty years later it is completely understandable and above all humorous at the same time. With today’s comfort and a luxury finish, neutral or colourful. Simply create your own Pallone with the special online configurator. www.leolux.com/pallone Programme: Armchair, footstool and mini-version “Pallone Puppy”. 60 | Sculptures

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Trendy tricolour with a history

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A 75th anniversary needs a special promotion. So for that occasion, Leolux created a special variant of its best-known model, the Pallone. Based on the latest leather colours, the trend experts from Leolux selected eleven combinations of always three colours. The eleven Pallones become personalities, each with its own name and own face.

need to finish a piece of furniture in a personal way. This opportunity to personalise, which Leolux also offers with other models, also applies to the Limited edition of Pallone. Besides the combinations selected, there is also the option to choose a colour-trio of its own. The “configurator” on the Leolux site helps to do this.

ades ago for the “House of the Future”. In all those years, the aficionado could select a maximum of two colours for the striking balloon with backrest. The carefully chosen tricolour coverings for the Pallone Limited personalities ensure that the futuristic armchair from 1989 can effortlessly find space in the interiors of today. Timeless yet trendy.

Colour -trio The Limited version was launched in the anniversary year 2009 and was immediately an unprecedented success. That demonstrates the popularity of Pallone, but also people’s

Futuristic yet classic The success of the Limited can be attributed to its new presentation in three colours. After all, nothing has changed in the shape since it was designed more than three dec-

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Pallone Art Real people work at Leolux. With them you as a working community are always in the midst of life. You get involved in the lovely moments of life and inevitably come into contact with the worst ones. Leolux sponsors various community goals and in its anniversary year chose to add substance to that in a quite special way. In cooperation with Museum Kunstpaviljoen in Nieuw Roden (NL) a group of young artists is challenged at the beginning of 2009 to give their vision on the Leolux Pallone. The point of departure is to exhibit the works and then to auction them off. The proceeds go to the Pink Ribbon Foundation, which raises funds for breast cancer research.

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Leolux art for a good cause

The task assigned to the artists produces very surprising visions about Pallone. “Tasty chair” becomes an herb garden that, like the human body, needs a lot of attention. The life-sized pink “Barba Pallone” catches the eye because of its playfulness, as does the long-legged “Tripod” and the “Sprout”, which represents a germinating seed. Much more abstract are the “X-ray” in stainless steel and “Aquario”, a big fish made of tubular material. A third group chooses to keep the shape. The artists apply special coverings (“Button Up”, “Shades of Wood”) or even mosaic (“Legs”). Early September 2009: the “Pallone Art” exhibition gets under way in Museum Kunst-

Sprout, Lianne van Genugten & Stijn Boemaars

paviljoen. In this splendid museum with contemporary art the works are displayed for two weeks, whereupon they move house at the end of September 2009 to the “Woonbeurs” in Amsterdam. The public can help to decide which of these works of art is the winner, although a jury has the final say. They award the first prize of five thousand Euros to artist Paul van Zijp for his X-ray. A professional auctioneer finally sells the Art Pallones to the highest bidders. Participating artists: Neeltje Schoenmaker, Tjep, Paul van Zijp, Caroline Prisse, Lianne van Genugten & Stijn Boemaars, Karin Stevers, Gea Smidt, Space Invaders, Huting & De Hoop.

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Kikko Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2000

[sit or lie down? On Kikko you can do both] Is it a chaise longue? Yes, but this colourful multifunctional can do more. By lifting the back slightly, it turns 90 degrees to the left or right, which transforms the chaise longue into a comfortable seat with an extra place beside it. And look at the gleaming chrome-plated metal parts. Kikko is available in countless colour and covering combinations. The back is available in two variants (high at left or right). www.leolux.com/kikko Programme: Multifunctional. 66 | Sculptures

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Papageno Design: Jan Armgardt, 1993

[a wink at dogmatic design attitudes] The humorous aluminium feet, a lightly sprung back and its lovely organic shape make Papageno an eye-catcher that is difficult to put a date to. The design, the carefully selected stitching and its high level of comfort lend this compact armchair a character that only Leolux dares to give to its models. www.leolux.com/papageno Programme: Armchair. 68 | Sculptures

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Archipel Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2004

[drifting islands, boulders in the river with adjustable parts] The elements of Archipel sit in your living room like giant rocks. Their craggy shapes offer countless sitting and reclining options, all provided with the right support thanks to the adjustable back sections (Plus version). The footstool is available in three variants: storage footstool, seat footstool or flexible footstool with a rotatable tabletop. The matching lounge table is fitted with a glass top. www.leolux.com/archipel Programme: Various elements (standard and in mirror image), footstools and a lounge table. 70 | Sculptures

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Tango Design: Jan Armgardt, 1984

[this delicious sofa unfolds for you] A Leolux classic which changed the world of the interior with its flexibility. The adjustable arm elements transform Tango from an intimate sofa into an extended couch. And even the back elements have several positions so you sit sumptuously, in every posture. Visibly comfortable but never heavy handed thanks to the frivolous aluminium feet. NB: the adjustable elements are designed to be strong but will not withstand unlimited loading. Do not use as a seat in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;0â&#x20AC;? position! www.leolux.com/tango Programme: 2-seat and 3-seat sofa. 72 | Sculptures

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Scylla Design: Gerard Vollenbrock, 1996

[sober play on lines, with an eye for detail] Reminiscent of â&#x20AC;&#x153;De Stijlâ&#x20AC;?, Vollenbrock has designed the archetypal Dutch Scylla. He provided his design with a splendid tubular frame that runs right across the back and sturdy armrests in leather or Alcantara. Timeless design with Leolux seating comfort. Simply create your own Scylla with the special online configurator. www.leolux.com/scylla Programme: Armchair and 2.5-seat sofa. 74 | Sculptures

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Scylla Design: Gerard Vollenbrock, 1996

Scylla Flavours Within the context of the 15th anniversary of the Scylla armchair, this typical Dutch model from Leolux has been finished in a special edition. The Scylla Flavours series comprises fifteen variants, each with a name and tasteful combination of colours of its own. To stimulate the senses even more, each variant of Scylla Flavours has been given a delectable name: “Parsley”, “Turkish Delight”, “Vanilla”, “Cardamom”,… . Combine Besides the fifteen standard versions of Scylla Flavours, you can also put together your own combination of colours and materials. With that, Leolux is underlining the need for personalised furniture for the open-minded.

15 years of Scylla

Own flavour To help you put together your personal Scylla Flavour, Leolux has developed a special configurator that is easy to use via the Leolux website. By playing with the materials and colours, the look you want will basically create itself. Materials The materials of Scylla Flavours are built up around the Senso leather collection and the Calata fabrics from Leolux. This version of Scylla Flavours is keenly priced and offers a refreshingly tasteful glimpse at Dutch Design.

History In 1996 Gerard Vollenbrock was responsible for the design of the Scylla. Vollenbrock’s motto “transparent simplicity and elegant form” is clearly visible in this armchair. His mastery in use of shape, space and materials fits perfectly into the tradition of Dutch pragmatism, stylish design and that sense of humour that seems to put everything into perspective. www.leolux.com/scyllaflavours

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Akka Design: Stefan Heiliger, 2004

[from chaise longue to loveseat at the turn of a hand] The Akka is entirely for yourself, until the guests arrive. Then you turn the seat around and you own a place to seat two. With a chrome-plated frame that can happily be seen. www.leolux.com/akka Programme: Multifunctional. 78 | Sculptures

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Formi Design: Frans Schrofer, 2002

[you are simply formi-dable] Designer Frans Schrofer has created an entirely contemporary swivel armchair with the Formi. With a large austere pod that supports the head and cocoons the user from the outside world, with firm arms and a reclining mechanism to rock away in splendid style. The metal parts are finished in polished aluminium and the covering is provided with high-quality stitching. A truly formidable swivel armchair. www.leolux.com/formi Programme: Swivel armchair and footstool. 80 | Sculptures

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Volare Design: Jan Armgardt, 1998

[flying, hovering away on a featherlight wire chair] The reference to the design of early in the last century is evident. To do that, the epoxied wire frame ensures that Volare offers pleasantly sprung comfort at the same time. The spacious seat on the armchair gives plenty of opportunity to choose another posture than simply sitting upright. Prize-winner of the Dutch interiors magazine â&#x20AC;&#x153;VT Wonenâ&#x20AC;?. For smaller users, Volare is available in a variant with less depth (-1.5 cm). www.leolux.com/volare Programme: Armchair and 2-seat sofa with matching footstools. 82 | Sculptures

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Howlo Design: Cuno Frommherz, 2002

[pivoting back supports, for every position, for every moment] A sofa with a low back offers a lovely picture, but does not provide the comfort you might expect from Leolux. Howloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pivoting headrests solve that problem. Your sofa becomes a chaise longue, the loveseat a spot to quietly curl up in. Finished with aluminium feet under a splendid walnut or oak subframe (also available in lacquer or stained). For taller users available in a higher version (+ 1.5 cm). www.leolux.com/howlo Programme: Loveseat, 3-seat sofa. 84 | Sculptures

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When creating the Leolux brand, the founders chose to manufacture aesthetically shaped furniture without slipping into a frigid, modern line. The luxury seating ideas from Leolux are living furniture to which you really come â&#x20AC;&#x153;homeâ&#x20AC;? at the end of a long day. That Leolux has stayed true to its aspirations is all too obvious in designs such as Antonia Royale, Ponton or Enora. Seating ideas in countless variants to suit any modern interior, created for those who associate design with an enjoyable and carefree life.

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Daja XL Design: Maly Hoffmann Kahleyss, 2011

[like taking your seat in a limousine] This exceptionally comfortable and carefully designed programme of sofas is built up around a robust outer shell and soft upholstery. Just like in a limousine where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re cocooned by the strong body whilst you sink into soft seats covered in fine leather or fabric. A sofa programme with countless potential variations and different seat depths. www.leolux.com/daja Programme: Sofas and elements in compact and XL variants, and as footstool. 88 | Roots

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Daja XL Design: Maly Hoffmann Kahleyss, 2011

Interview

Maly Hoffmann Kahleyss Three names, three designers, one agency for design and interior architecture. Peter Maly (born 1936), Birgit Hoffmann (1968) and Christoph Kahleyss (1963) have been working together as partners since 2009. Their first design for Leolux is Daja: a design concept that reflects perfectly the spirit of the times and the new world of interiors. Peter Maly is an internationally renowned designer. A whole series of design classics have flowed from his pen, and many of them have been distinguished by design awards. Birgit Hoffmann and Christoph Kahleyss have already worked for and with him on various furniture projects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with success and great fun. The trio is now creating a furore as the design agency Maly Hoffmann Kahleyss.

style and he is primarily interested in the handling of the material and in exploring the technical possibilities. Birgit Hoffmann creates based on her feeling for shapes, which has evolved driven by her training in ceramics and her work as an industrial designer, above all of furniture projects. The individual phase is followed by brain-

storming sessions: all the ideas are discussed, discarded, distilled and dissected down to 2 or 3 basic concepts. These are worked on together as a team. The process is not always easy, but it nonetheless bears fruit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultimately we come up with a design much better than any one of us could have thought up individually. We are always pleasantly surprised and excited by the >>

3 x 1 = 4 or 5 Their motto as a design team reads: Diversity in Unity. They complement one another, and they inspire one another. They work based on the principle that 1+1+1 = at least 4. The chemistry works and they know how to excite one another, and that forms the basis for good cooperation. At the beginning of any project, the three designers work on the assignment individually, and each sketches out their own ideas. They all have their own design vision and expertise. Peter Maly, of course, is considered the ĂŠminence grise of minimalist design and has a preference for contrasting, pure materials. Christoph Kahleyss, too, has a decidedly clear, straight-lined graphic 90 | Roots

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final result we’ve created as a team. That feeling of euphoria is a driver as it evolves. It’s great when the manufacturer shares our enthusiasm and takes the project one step further. The euphoria needs to keep burning like a fire in everyone involved in the project.”

Daja Design: Maly Hoffmann Kahleyss, 2011

The final result is anything but a ‘typical’ Peter Maly, Birgit Hoffmann or Christoph Kahleyss product. It’s an authentic ‘Maly Hoffmann Kahleyss’ design — which clearly carries the identity of the manufacturer. The starting point, after all, is ‘responsible industrial design’. The design is a function of the manufacturer and the consumer. The aim is continuous cooperation with the manufacturer and that the consumer can use and appreciate the products over the long term. “Design distinguishes itself from the free arts. A chair is meant to be sat on. The ergonomics have to be right. Apart from that, the chair has to address the senses, be autonomous and have character.” A good design is consistent and properly thought through: it must be based on a specific idea and everything has to work down to the finest detail. That makes the design autonomous and unique – gives it a right to exist. >>

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Daja Design: Maly Hoffmann Kahleyss, 2011

Their sources of inspiration are in art, nature, fashion, architecture, society. All the information is stored in the back of the mind - and called upon during the design process. “Inspiration, though, doesn’t come out of the blue. Coming up with an idea is a question of very intensive, concentrated and hard work.” A responsible design is sustainable and durable in every respect. The ‘green’ label means a lot more than simply using ecologically friendly materials and production processes. The goal will be missed if the product is quickly worn out or discarded. That’s almost a crime against the environment. So ‘green’ also has to do with producing real quality, a timeless design. That’s why we always start with elementary, logical shapes. Sustainable design should last a long time, for the person and for his life.” The future of design looks pretty rosy as far as the trio is concerned. “As designers we stand for lots of interesting, new directions. Between us there’s a very advanced awareness of design, among others for the ‘best aged’. They have needs for which design has so far found too few answers.

stamp on the design product. They go for interactive design. Leolux is already playing perfectly on that with its online configurator for some products. ‘Delimitation’ of interiors is also creating new possibilities. Boundaries between living spaces are disappearing; the kitchen and the lounge, but also the bedroom and bathroom, are merging to create a wider, roomier architecture. An open interior architecture like that offers new design perspectives and makes alternative design solutions possible. The “Daja” sofa, for instance, was made for generous, open space structures: it has been designed such that it can stand alone in the space like a sculpture. One thing is certain: the sofa is becoming ever more important, in both large and small living spaces. It forms the centre of life and living – like an oasis where you feel safe and uncomplicated, can relax in a feeling of well-being and intimacy.” By Frances van der Steen

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The ‘silver’ generation has grown up with design. These older people still feel young and dynamic and have developed a taste for design. That doesn’t go away just because they’ve got a little older. At best, their body places somewhat different demands when it comes to the ergonomic aspects of a design, such as seat heights and depths for example. The young computer generation also has a distinct design awareness. Young people, though, want to be more than design consumers: they want to print a personal 94 |

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Copparo Design: Gabriele Assmann, 2010

[a perfectly composed finish] Northern comfort and southern ease; Copparo is the series of sofas that has it all. The elements can be coupled at will to compose large or small ensembles. With the electric adjustable seats and backs, you define your personal comfort level. The extreme large leather sections lend Copparo a particularly rich look. Also available in the extra-thick Rino leather. www.leolux.com/copparo Programme: series with sofas and a large number of elements. 98 | Roots

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Copparo

comfortable sofa with an international face

The cooperation between Leolux and Gabriele Assmann goes back to 1998. In that year she created the stunning Pupilla, an organically shaped series of sofas which quickly created a furore and is still in the collection today. Unique in its design, innovative and completely new in the way in which a modular sofa and a chaise longue are combined. the covering, the stitching and even the functions of a design. From experience I know it’s a practical aid for the product developers.’

Pupilla was and is characteristic of her work, in which she combines strong design and a high utility value Copparo also fits with that tradition, with the difference that the design of this seating idea is rather low and cubistic (but nonetheless on a high plane). Assmann’s working style is exceptional in terms of the way she prepares her designs. ‘I always build models on a scale of 1:10 that come as close to the reality as possible’, she explains. ‘To make what I want as clear as possible, these models also show 100 | Roots

What keeps reappearing in the words of Gabriele Assmann is the notion of motion: ‘I look for a plastic play on lines and variety in the function. The Copparo programme is a perfect example of that. The motion is created in the generous softness of the upholstered seats, which with a concealed function bring the user into an optimum sitting position.’ She has succeeded in combining southern European charisma with especially high levels of comfort: low, soft with fluid lines and many possible combinations: ‘This series was developed for the international market’, says Gabriele Assmann. ‘It includes both large and small elements. So Copparo offers options for every interior.’ The Copparo programme comprises freestanding elements, modular sets, corner ensembles and ensembles with a little rounding, but Copparo always convinces through the elegance of its soft shapes. | 101


Cuno Design: Cuno Frommherz, 2008

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Cuno Design: Cuno Frommherz, 2008

[the ultimate series, just as you want it in every respect] A more complete series is barely conceivable. Cuno offers every option, both in its appearance and in terms of composition or comfort. High or low arms, firm or soft cushions, several foot heights, headrests and loose cushions. And then the visual options: You can choose from the upholstery variants “straight” or “points” (stitching in the cushions), a range of coverings and colour combinations and four different feet in wood, stainless steel or lacquer. What you cannot choose is the adjustable seats. You get them as standard. www.leolux.com/cuno Programme: Armchair, swivel armchair, loveseat, 2.5-seat, 3-seat, 3.5-seat sofa, add-on elements, footstools, cushions and headrests. 104 | Roots

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Cuno Design: Cuno Frommherz, 2008

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firm

points

straight

3 x 2,5 cm

25 cm 10/13 cm

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Collana Design: Andreas Berlin, 2009

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Collana Design: Andreas Berlin, 2009

[a moving series of links] Enticing design with countless options in terms of arrangements, colours and (fabric) coverings. The sides of the elements can be finished differently as desired, in fabric or leather with or witout piping. The feet and the details where the back and seat meet are real jewels, finished in polished aluminium. www.leolux.com/collana Programme: Sofa, footstool, arm cushion and a number of add-on elements. 112 | Roots

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Interview

Jo Meesters

this happens in house; from production to transport. What binds us is a piece of tradition, and a passion for well-designed products. We both try to give our designs a soul and do that with a lot of attention and care. As soon as I have the materials together, I know what to do by sheer intuition. I’m an intuitive person. With a passion for materials.’

Masterful!

His atelier in a former monastery in Eindhoven is littered with piles of sheets, neatly sorted by colour, waiting to be worked into a bed or as a rug. Huge lampshades and vases made of papier-mâché stand around everywhere as well: Accessories in XL versions familiar to us from Leolux stands in Cologne and Milan. Central to the work of Jo Meesters is the reuse of second-hand items and waste materials. With them he wants to prove that something new and precious can indeed be made out of something old.

my own recipe as it were. It is a surprising, alternative material and I keep discovering new ways to use it in a playful way. The pulp is mixed with glue and then finished with an epoxy lacquer. After grey and black, I’m now working in white too. To really emphasise the contrast between throwaway and valuable, some vases and dishes have even been finished in gold leaf. It was

Sustainable Jo Meesters’ career as a designer began when he graduated in 2000 from the Design Academy. But it was no bed of roses. ‘I applied to a few companies as a designer, but I was apparently difficult to place. Too diversified and not really specialised, so they weren’t sure what to do with me and the answer was always “thanks but no thanks”. So I then spent no less than three years doing office jobs. Working from 9 to 5 to clear my head, to distance myself from the design business, to see whether there is a life after the academy after all. And then I was asked in 2003 to help work on an exhibition called Eternally Yours. A turning point in my career, that expo was all about the question of how we can prolong the lifecycle of products. I was still itching to work as a designer, so I had done all kinds of things with ceramics at home. I collected ornamental vases and cups at flea markets and the like. By partly sandblasting them away you get a new décor, a new story, a new cup. You show a part of what it had been and the rest is different and thus new. So you’ve prolonged the lifetime of a product. Then I started making really new patterns; for example by creating new and contemporary landscapes on Delft Blue. This work ‘Ornamental Inheritance’ brings two aspects of my work together: recycling, but then at a higher level, and the traditional. I love working with my hands and feeling the materials, and then to work on the product for hours on end with love and devotion.’ >>

together with Leolux that I first made such big objects with it.’ Passion for materials Leolux is open to joining forces with young designers and artists and profiling itself with them. The same applies in reverse, says Jo Meesters. ‘I was really impressed by the Leolux factory. It’s amazing that all

Eindhoven-based designer Jo Meesters is on the cusp of an international breakthrough, but Leolux spotted him a long time ago. The first time was when a stylist lent us a rug by Jo for a photo shoot for the Leolux Annual at that time, and later when he gave a lecture as a curtain-raiser to trendwatcher Li Edelkoort before the Nederlands Interieur Instituut, at which Leolux was also present. The result of their cooperation was first seen at the Cologne Furniture Fair in 2010, surpassed only by the Leolux stand in Cologne earlier this year. In the mystical décor his floral carpets made of sheets, as well as enormous vases and lamps in papier-mâché, acted as intriguing eye-catchers. Papier-mâché ‘Papier-mâché is a material that I’ve actually rediscovered. It’s a left-over material stemming from old, recycled newspapers. So utterly green and sustainable. I began to experiment with it and then developed 114 |

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hand and industrial mass production on the other. I find it a challenge to seek my own direction there. It’s all a compromise: partly traditional, partly industrial; partly limited edition, partly mass production. And, above all, I want to keep surprising myself by discovering and (re-) using lovely materials.’ By Monique van Empel

Recycling Being green and sustainable as a designer is hugely en vogue at the moment. But with Jo Meesters there’s no hype: ‘I’ve always done that. I’m interested in any materials that age gracefully, like glass and wood. For me, working sparingly with energy and materials goes without saying. It’s just the way I am. It’s why I used old sheets for my final exams too; for lack of the money to have something new made, but above all because those materials were available and still perfectly usable. Recycling what’s still good has always been my thing. I was like that even as a young boy on the Philippines, where I was born. I made vases out of old tin cans and from the biscuit tins we used to place on hot coals to cook with.’ Male versus female Jo Meesters moved to the Netherlands at the age of eleven. At the time he adopted his mother’s second surname and changed 116 |

his first name from Jomunrek to Jo. ‘There’s a sort of twist in that. Here, Jo is both a men’s and a women’s name. And there are both male and female elements in my work too. I have a preference for textiles, but I find other materials fascinating to work with as well. Diversity is a high priority for me, because I don’t want to be placed in a particular corner. It’s all in the mix!’ ‘What I do find important, though, is quality; in terms of design, material and finishing too. I love objects that are aesthetically beautiful. Apart from that, things simply have to be practical. You have to be able to put water in a vase. Functional, everyday things like paperclips, scissors or clothes pegs are really dear to me. All of them have been designed at some stage, but most people don’t think twice about them. I’d love to design something like that one day; something everyone is familiar with and uses: aesthetic and technically perfected.’

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Experience However decorative and artistic Jo’s work may be, his greatest pride and joy is the “most technical” thing he ever had produced: Green Oasis, a metal summer house in the shape of a mechanical digger. ‘I do in fact have a second love: architecture and public space. That summer house is something special for me; you can sit in it and really experience the object. On the one hand it’s a cold metal object, but in precisely that combination with plants I managed to create a warm look full of atmosphere. Otherwise, the technical stuff is not really my thing. I like doing the models and sketching on paper, but I leave the rest to others.’ In his studio, Jo works with various work placement students and hires freelancers in for special techniques. ‘I hope people enjoy the things I do. One role model for me is Hella Jongerius. She also looks for that field of tension between the personal and traditional on the one | 117


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Ponton Design: Braun & Maniatis, 2008

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[fantastic living world in many atmospheres, adjustable to suit every moment] With simple elements, the designers have made every

1. Basic version: here, Ponton is finished with a normal “flat” seam.

ensemble, large or small, possible. You can create comfortable niches because the backs can be turned into four positions. You choose one

2 Honey version: the special “Honey” decorative stitching is combined with the Villano fabric. Ideal for really

of the four moods and then vary it with colours, (crosswoven) fabrics and stitching. Serious, chic or playful. The feet are finished in aluminium.

frivolous combinations.

Also in a higher (+1.5 cm) variant. Only the cushions are available in leather. Winner of a reddot design award. www.leolux.com/ponton Programme: 3-seat element (pivotal points left, right or at the outsides), 1.5-seat element (left/right), footstools and cushions. 120 | Roots

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Faya Lobi Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2003

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Faya Lobi Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2003

[extended seats with depths to suit you] A design that is fully thought-through and makes a great number of combinations possible thanks to its dimensions. The Faya Lobi elements are available only in crosswoven fabrics, but the cushions can be finished in leather. Also available as compact add-on module. www.leolux.com/fayalobi Programme: Various elements, footstools and cushions. 124 | Roots

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Entrada Design: Natalie Buijs, 2008

[look fragile, be strong] The balance between appearance and construction is optimum with Entrada. It may look light but the stainless steel frame is as strong as iron and carries seats that seem to hover. You have a choice of fixed sofas or a combination of an add-on element with a connecting sofa with which you can create a compact corner ensemble. The frame can be lacquered as an option. www.leolux.com/entrada Programme: Armchair, 2-seat, 2.5-seat, add-on elements and two footstools. 126 | Roots

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Hemingway Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2003

[a chair for storytellers] This beautifully deep Hemingway was designed as a modern interpretation of the classic Chesterfield. This model is equipped with a visible frame in oak and is also available in a version with less depth (-2 cm). Winner of a reddot design award. www.leolux.com/hemingway Programme: Armchair. 128 | Roots

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Goncharov Design: Braun & Maniatis, 2003

[a vision of contemporary romance, in a modern context] Adjustable headrests make this design equally comfortable for taller and shorter users. And whether you like a more classical finish or prefer modern, the options of Goncharov make it all possible. The feet and visible parts are finished in American walnut or polished aluminium. You can have the headrests covered differently. www.leolux.com/goncharov Programme: Armchair, 2.5-seat, 3-seat sofa and footstool. 130 | Roots

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Pupilla Design: Gabriele Assmann, 1998

[round forms, beautiful to sit or recline on] An organically shaped sofa on characteristic feet with an extra height option. By coupling the add-on element to a chaise longue you create differing depths within one combination. And because of the clever way it combines. Pupilla takes up less space than you might think. www.leolux.com/pupilla Programme: 2.5-seat, 3-seat sofa, add-on element and coupling chaise longues. 132 | Roots

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Antonia Royale Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 1996/2010

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Antonia Royale Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 1996/2010

12-14-16 cm

palo

cube oak

outline

12-14-16 cm

soft

seat depth standard

cube

12-14-16 cm

noble

12-14-16 cm

firm

seat depth - 2 cm

elegance

12-14-16 cm

fado

[la grande dame from Leolux, with a world of options] The Antonia programme occupies a central place in the Leolux collection. It is timeless and so very complete that it fits effortlessly in any interior. With different size options for taller or shorter users. In a classical or modern setting, this â&#x20AC;&#x153;grande dameâ&#x20AC;? is without doubt a solid choice. www.leolux.com/antoniaroyale Programme: Armchair, 2-seat, 2.5-seat, 3-seat and 3.5-seat sofa, footstools, headrests and a large number of add-on elements. 138 | Roots

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Diva Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2009

[robust seats, in the thickest natural leather] This sofa has the “presence” you expect of a Diva and she sets her own demands. So only the robust, extra thick Rino leather is good enough for this Diva. She won’t have any other covering. The tapering “Cube” foot is finished in aluminium or stained oak, the playful “Fado” foot in polished aluminium. www.leolux.com/diva Programme: Armchair, 2.5-seat, 3-seat, 3,5-seat sofa, footstools, headrests and cushions. 140 | Roots

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Ottana Design: Frans Schrofer, 2009

[high-quality technology and smart craftsmanship] This rotating armchair harks back to the classic Chesterfield. But the modern design, the high level of comfort (firm / soft / low) and Ottana’s high-quality technology are entirely contemporary. The armchair is finished all-round with rich piping, possibly in a different colour of leather. The foot is finished in stainless steel, the handle for the stepless recline function is chrome-plated or optionally lacquered. Don’t forget to beat the “soft” cushion now and again to preserve that soft look. www.leolux.com/ottana Programme: Rotate/recline armchair, footstool and cushions. 142 | Roots

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Howlazy Design: Cuno Frommherz, 2003

[Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll fit in with all your moments] You can put surprising combinations together with the elements of this programme, but also when defining its appearance Howlazy offers you a range of options. This model is carried by a chrome-plated tubular frame or square feet in aluminium or oak. The rotating headrests at the corners turn your sofa into a chaise longue for all those splendid relaxation moments. www.leolux.com/howlazy Programme: 3-seat sofa, back cushions and various add-on elements. 144 | Roots

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Howlazy Design: Cuno Frommherz, 2003

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Talassa Design: Scooter & Partners, 2006

[space anywhere, any time] A transparent and very comfortable armchair that you simply pull up. Talassaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frame is finished in chrome. For the armrests you can choose between American walnut, oak, lacquer or a covered variant (leather or Alcantara). Thanks to its design Talassa fits closely with the Talos dining room armchairs. www.leolux.com/talassa Programme: Armchair. 148 | Roots

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Enora Design: Frans Schrofer, 2011

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Enora Design: Frans Schrofer, 2011

slide

palo

noble

soft

medium

[charming retro design] Compact and comfortable, core values that have earned Leolux furniture its good reputation. Enora fits effortlessly into that tradition. The gracious curves and splendidly downy cushions of Enora invite you to sit down and offer the highest conceivable level of comfort. This refined sofa conceals gentle pampering, charming retro design and a light look for utter relaxation. Available on modern aluminium sleds, but also on feet in oak or aluminium, in two different feet heights. www.leolux.com/enora Programme: 2-seat, 2.5-seat, 3-seat and 3.5-seat sofa, footstool. 152 | Roots

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Sjamaan Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 1998

[amazing mini-armchair] Sjamaan strikes the eye because of the lovely stitching and the organic contours. Its dimensions are smart, so the matching footstool fits precisely under the seat. By remounting the seat you can adjust the seat depth. Available on aluminium feet in two heights. Winner of the ICFF award 1999. www.leolux.com/sjamaan Programme: Armchair and footstool. 154 | Roots

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The dinner table is a place to gather: for a fine meal, a good conversation, to carry on working or just to get together. A comfortable armchair reinforces the feeling of wellbeing that turns such moments into precious occasions. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how Leolux creates moments that can last forever.

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Spring Design: Cuno Frommherz, 2010

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Spring Design: Cuno Frommherz, 2010

Orchid

Orchid

Dancer

Butterfly

[easily digestible …] The feather-light frame, the refined upholstery of the seat: even in the most minimalist rooms, the multiple award winning Spring is where it belongs. The integrated hand grip on the back makes Spring easy to move. The basic armchair is available in three variants: without arms, with armrests or as a bucket seat. But whatever you choose, Spring always comes with top comfort and a face of its own. www.leolux.com/spring Programme: Dining room chair various variants. 160 | Table times

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Mobius Design: Stefan Heiliger, 2010

This characteristic dining chair is named after the MĂśbius strip, a mathematical trompe dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuil that betrays its real secrets only in three dimensions. This dining chair offers similarly deceptive simplicity. It seems to be wrapped nonchalantly around its frame, but in reality its designer has built it to be really strong. Mobius is finished as standard with felt caps and is also available in a mirrored variant. Winner of a Good Industrial Design award. www.leolux.com/mobius Programme: Dining room chair with variant left and right. 162 | Table times

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Cameleon Design: Norbert Beck, 2010

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Cameleon Design: Norbert Beck, 2010

CAMELEON |

leaf 8 mm

leaf 33 mm

feet caps

no feet caps

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feet caps inside

no feet caps inside

[the capacity to change] Unparalleled versatility. Cameleon offers precisely what you expect of a table of that name: it takes on the form that best fits its environment. Besides the dimensions, you define the material of the leaf (wood, glass, HPL or lacquer) and then the finishing of the legs. The special online configurator helps you choose. Cameleon can be designed both as a classic and as very modern. That creates a table that fits perfectly into its surroundings. Like a chameleon. www.leolux.com/cameleon Programme: Dining table in dimensions 180, 200, 220, 240 x 100cm, with diverse choices. 166 | Table times

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Pyrite Design: Norbert Beck, 2010

[faceted chairs] Its distinctive facets make the Pyrite dining chair characteristic without being intrusive. These chairs are light, so easy to push. The relatively small bucket forms a comfortable spot with an active seat for many hours of enjoying dinner or entertaining friends. Available in four different frames: oak (palo) or metal with plastic foot caps (fino), castors (twist) or sleds (outline). www.leolux.com/pyrite Programme: Dining room chair with various frames. 168 | Table times

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Vivre Largo Design: Minimal Design, 2002/2010

[a new life] Vivre Largo combines existing design with new trends. A solid wood table lives with you, it shows signs of use over the course of the years and that gives it extra character. The pull-out leaf of the Largo version can be extended by 52 cm or even 104 cm without sacrificing the tableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stability. The refined finishing makes the robust Vivre Largo a joy to behold. Inlay leaves in solid wood are also available as an extra option, and Largo then forms a perfect whole, from small to large. The extra leaf is firmly fixed under the table and only becomes visible once the table is extended. www.leolux.com/vivre Programme: (Extendable) dining table in various dimensions. 170 | Table times

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Indus Design: A Design Studio, 2011

Indus is a spacious oval dining table for splendid and lingering dining with family or friends. The solid wooden (oak or walnut) leaf of the Indus is stained or oiled, whilst the column is lacquered or finished in veneer. The oval leaf is flattened at the head side to permit fine dining even as head of the table. The major bevelling on the underside of the leaf also gives the impression that the leaf is thin and that it almost â&#x20AC;&#x153;hoversâ&#x20AC;?. www.leolux.com/indus Programme: Dining table in the dimensions 220, 240 and 260 cm.

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Lirio Design: Frans Schrofer, 2011

[Lirio graciously vaunts her contours] and lends an inviting sphere to any living space. So the seating comfort is exactly as you would expect when you see Lirio. The high back section, softly curving arms and compact dimensions ensure that you will never want to leave this cocoon again. Available with castors or feet. Various covering options possible inside and out. www.leolux.com/lirio Programme: Dining room chair with feet or castors. 172 | Table times

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Freyr Design: Erik Munnikhof, 2003

[achievements of the past as basis for contemporary comfort] The traditional â&#x20AC;&#x153;freischwingerâ&#x20AC;? is given entirely modern substance and contemporary comfort. And the sprung frame remains the basis with Freyr too. The armrests are covered in leather or Alcantara, but can also be provided with armrests in European oak, American walnut, cherry or lacquered. The floor glides are fitted with felt for smooth surfaces. The frame is available in chrome or lacquer. www.leolux.com/freyr Programme: (Dining room) chair with various armrests. 174 | Table times

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Niobe Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2009

[A very complete programme] Whether round, rectangular or oval, the Niobe programme offers every shape in lacquer, solid oak or solid walnut (in oil or matt varnish). The aluminium legs and striking crosswise finish of the solid table leaf lend Niobe a modern and solid look. www.leolux.com/niobe Programme: Dining table in various dimensions, shapes and materials.

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Quantissimo Design: Frans Schrofer, 2000

[made with love for comfortable after-dinner conversation] This little chair is light, easy to move and adjust for taller and shorter users. Available with high or low back and with feet or castors. www.leolux.com/quantissimo Programme: Dining room chair with choices of back height, feet, castors and coverings. 176 | Table times

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Calbuco Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2005

[thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a secret under the leaf] You can enlarge this oval table by simply sliding the leaves apart. The extension leaves are located in the compartment beneath the top leaf. You press on them, the leaves come up and you fold them out. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it. Calbuco stands on a foot of anodized steel and a column in veneer or lacquer. At its lowest point (the storage compartment) Calbuco is 67 cm high, so most dining chairs can be pushed up to it normally. Available in walnut, oak or cherry veneer, lacquer or (Metallic) Brush. The texture of the extension leaf is square to that of the top leaves. A colour difference between the top leaf and the stored leaves will develop over the course of the years. www.leolux.com/calbuco Programme: (Extendable) oval dining table in various dimensions.

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Doppler Design: Axel Enthoven, 2005

[dine sumptuously, and then relax...] After-dinner conversation is especially comfortable if the chair fits. Especially as it gets late, a more relaxed posture is sometimes preferable. Doppler has a seamlessly adjustable back and a seat that moves with it for a perfect sit, during and after dinner. You choose high or low feet or castors. Also suitable as a mini-armchair elsewhere in the living room. www.leolux.com/doppler Programme: (Recline) armchair. 178 | Table times

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Izaki Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2004

[even when extended, all four legs are at the corners] A roomy table with lovely details in aluminium, with attractive technical solutions and an important practical function: on extendable tables the legs often wind up at inconvenient places, but Izaki lets the legs extend with it so they remain at the corners. Available in walnut, lacquer or (metallic) Brush. The veneer direction on the main leaf is continued in the extension leaves. A perfect match is not feasible in practice. www.leolux.com/izaki Programme: (Extendable) dining table.

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Talos Design: Scooter & Partners, 2006

[strong support and soft seat] The modern, austere frame in Pearl Grey or chrome (standard) supports a splendidly comfortable seat. The arms (67 cm) of the Talos dining room armchair are covered in leather or Alcantara. Also available with wooden armrests in lacquer, European oak or American walnut. The floor glides are fitted with felt for smooth surfaces. Thanks to its design this model fits perfectly with the lower Talassa armchairs. www.leolux.com/talos Programme: Dining room chair with various variants in coverings. 180 | Table times

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Kilenge Design: Hugo de Zeeuw/Scooter & Partners, 2001

[I follow the human form perfectly and offer all the options] The Kilenge dining chairs have many faces but are immediately recognisable by the slit at the bottom on the back. So Kilenge adapts to your body effortlessly. Kilenge is available with a high or low back and a choice of feet or castors (high/low). The plastic feet in white aluminium or black come in two heights that you can combine to make a passive seat. www.leolux.com/kilenge Programme: Dining room chair with choices of seat height, back height, feet and covering. 182 | Table times

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Natello Design: Daniel Figueroa, 2005

[high comfort on a splendid base] On a frame of rich polished aluminium, the Natello dining room chair offers a level of comfort that makes after-dinner conversation long into the night a real treat. Available with and without armrests. Leolux has developed a protective foot cap especially for hard floors. www.leolux.com/natello Programme: Dining room chair with or without armrests. 184 | Table times

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Leolux makes sitting a pleasure. Footstools and lounge tables are part of that. After all, sitting comfortably requires flexibility in how you use the space you have. Sometimes you may want to pull a footstool over as a place to rest your legs or as an extra seat. A lounge table offers space for that cup of coffee, or you find a more flexible solution with the help of a side table. Leolux offers practical solutions: often really clever, always beautiful.

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Liliom

Barilo

Design: Norbert Beck, 2010

Design: Busk & Hertzog, 2011

Barilo adds a Danish touch to the Leolux collection. With a lacquered top leaf, Barilo functions as a side table. With a covered top leaf it reveals itself as an extra seat. And if you lift the top leaf, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll discover a secret padded storage space. Austere and timeless: a functional solution for a flexible footstool/side table. www.leolux.com/barilo page 249.

These organically shaped little tables are available in two forms and in two heights. So you choose your own combination of tables that you can slide over one another if you need to save space for a tidied-up look. And to bring an extra natural accent into your interior, the leaf shaped tabletops can be finished in leather but also in lacquer or solid wood, to match your seating. www.leolux.com/liliom page 255. 188 | Extra space

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Piatra

Gozo

Design: Norbert Beck, 2010

Design: Kai Stania, 2011

Gozo is a perfect example of oriental organic design: flowing, curving and soft. A series of lounge tables in three different heights, with two different diameters. The leaf is lacquered and underneath it the table is provided with a soft filling. You adapt the covering to your interior. You choose one or two colours, whereby the strips alternate. www.leolux.com/gozo page 253.

This boulder-shaped footstool offers a playful resting point in your home. With the striking stitching, you give Piatra a face of its own, which is reinforced if you choose alternating colours, piping or garn colours. So every Piatra is different, just as no two stones are identical in nature. Winner of a Good Design Award. www.leolux.com/piatra page 257. 190 | Extra space

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Tam-Tam / Bongo

Magnolia

Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 1995

Design: Arjan Moors, 2007

A humorous mini-table with a removable leaf. Under it is a concealed storage space, for example for small toys or the remote control. The leaf is lacquered in all Leolux colours and (Metallic) Brush. The legs are finished in polished aluminium. www.leolux.com/bongotamtam page 259.

Tablet Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2000

This model consists of two halves that slide apart to reveal a concealed storage compartment. Tablet is available in lacquer (incl. Brush), walnut, oak and cherry and offers three contemporary frames: the “Elegance” legs, the square tubular frame “Cubic” (stainless steel) and the “Trineo” sled (stainless steel). The storage compartment and the “Elegance” legs are finished in epoxy or lacquer. www.leolux.com/tablet page 258.

You can combine these light occasional tables into a complete field of flowers. Imagine all the colour options thereby. The Magnolia tables are available in two heights so you can easily slide them on top of one another. The chrome legs are fitted with a plastic glide. www.leolux.com/magnolia page 255. 192 | Extra space

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Aditi Design: Minimal Design, 2002

Trovo Design: Scooter & Partners, 2008

Two parts. The top part swivels and slides so you can bring the table closer without having to move it. The large lounge table can pull out 23 cm on both sides, the smaller 18 cm. Each part is available in its own lacquer colour; the top is also available in (Metallic) Brush. www.leolux.com/trovo page 259.

The Aditi table is available in a square and a rectangular variant. Aditi is finished in lacquer or solid wood (oak, cherry, maple or American walnut), oiled or varnished. The oak variant can also be stained. Under the table is a glass shelf where you can keep magazines or a remote control out of sight. The frame is finished in brushed stainless steel. www.leolux.com/aditi page 248. 194 | Extra space

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Blocco

Voici

Design: Scooter & Partners, 2004

Design: Jane Worthington, 2006

This tapering, square lounge table is made up of three parts. You can swivel the top two parts in any direction at

You can easily slide this occasional table around the seat of any sofa (with

will to bring the table leaf closer by. Under it you’ll find storage compartments for small things like magazines and

feet), so you always have a stable support for your glass or cup. Voici is fin-

your remote control. You can choose a colour for each part and the top leaf is also available in (Metallic) Brush.

ished in the wood mix Navajo (ashes and American walnut) and varnished

The table has been weighted down to avoid tipping. www.leolux.com/blocco

matt. Also available in a stained variant. www.leolux.com/voici

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Tablita Design: Scooter & Partners, 2005

Leolux has created Tablita to protect your precious furniture against accidents. You simply place this little “mobile table” wherever it fits. It prevents heat or condensation marks whilst steadying your cup or glass at the same time. Ingenious in its sheer simplicity. Available in Navajo, naturel or charcoal. www.leolux.com/tablita page 259.

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Facts and backgrounds Leather and fabric, as well as wood, lacquers and decorative rugs, are important ingredients in the Leolux collection. They determine the overall picture of your interior, the smell, the warmth and the colour. You will live and grow together for many years. That also applies, of course, to our beautiful collection of fabrics and leathers, and certainly for wood, which is a pure emotional product. The decorative rugs and lacquers enable you to finish off your living room to perfection. You choose your own colours, so that all the decorative objects in your living room, furniture and rugs, are in perfect harmony.

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The charm of real leather Real leather is a natural product that lives with its owner. Just like a pair of shoes or a wallet that takes on the form of its owner over time and to which you become ever more attached. The same applies to the leather on your furniture too. The leather of your furniture attracts a patina, maybe a scratch here and there and it will display a little wrinkling; it has lived, lived with you. That is the charm of nature, the charm of real leather. Leolux leather There is a multitude of leather qualities in the world and not all are good. As a result, the origin of furniture leather is often unclear and it is not always evident what you can expect from it. At Leolux, however, we are very clear: Leolux selects only the very best cow hides for its furniture. Hides of a lesser quality are not accepted, so when choosing Leolux leather, you are always choosing a reliable product. 200 | Facts and backgrounds

Now take our basic leather: beautiful cowhide, strong and user-friendly, which you can use for virtually anything. Do you also have a taste for beautiful things? Then Leolux has a beautiful selection of luxurious leathers. They require a little extra attention, just as an expensive port or crystal glass does, but then you also get a lot more back. The high-quality Zerlina full grain leather is unusually soft and gives your furniture a uniquely rich appearance. The super-thick Rino is available only on a number of selected models. The best of two worlds? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible too, because the top quality leathers Arkadia and Bimardo are, despite their rich appearance, smooth to touch, in a beautiful

palette of colours and user-friendly, even though a little careful treatment is, of course, recommended. Wrinkling is unavoidable on Leolux products because of the design and the level of comfort chosen. That specific comfort level means that some Leolux products lose their initially taut appearance over time and increasingly show the wrinkles and signs of use that are normal for a natural product. Apart from that, bigger surfaces will exhibit some wrinkling after a while, which will show your guests that your Leolux furniture is a joy to live with.

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mains of fat, tissue, etc. A scraping machine removes these. Splitting the leather A normal hide is 4-6 mm thick. In order to obtain the required thickness for furniture leather, the hide is generally split into three layers. The minimum thickness for leather from the top layer should be 0.9 mm. To be on the safe side, Leolux never uses leather thinner than 1 mm. The lower hide layer is used for shoe soles etc. whereas the middle layer, the so-called split leather, is used in, for example, working gloves.

Producing Leolux leather Leolux leather is produced from hides of cattle primarily kept for meat production. It has grown; a natural product with its own characteristics and nuances. The leather undergoes a specific production process to provide your Leolux furniture with the most supple and lovely leather possible. Basically, production of leather is the same at every tannery. The process we describe below varies only in the (sometimes very important) details. The purchase of untreated hides After the cow has been slaughtered, the skin is cleansed of all perishable remnants and put into cold storage. In this manner the skins are preserved until they are transported and sold. The hides are traded at auctions 202 | Facts Feitenand en achtergronden backgrounds

where the price is subject to the fluctuations in supply and demand. This method of trading regularly causes speculation, bringing about price fluctuations and supply stagnation. The tanner buys the leather in batches of several hundred hides and can choose from a variety of quality categories. The better the quality, the higher the price of the leather. The quality category determines the price of the leather. This is the reason why the prices of leather furniture vary so much.

Removing the hair from the raw hides On the outside a cowhide is covered with hair. Considering that this side of the skin will become the upper surface of the furniture leather, it must be carefully cleansed. The hair is soaked off with a chemical solution and rinsed away. After this treatment the leather is completely smooth and white. Cleansing the inner surface of the hide The inner surface of the hide contains the re-

Leather tanning In order to make it durable, leather is tanned. There exist different processes for this, referred to in terms of chrome tanning and vegetable tanning. Chrome tanning is the more generally applied procedure, during which the hides are made durable by the integration of preservatives. Intermediate checking After tanning, the thickness of the hides is checked with a so-called sanding machine. Of course, this process is applied to the underside of the hide. Then each hide is manually checked and classed in a category according to quality. Although only first-class leather is bought by Leolux, about 50% appears to be unsuitable for manufacturing purposes without an upper layer. The hide meets all quality standards, but the surface is sometimes so damaged during its natural lifetime that the consumer would not accept such a pure natural leather of the sort that bears the many signs of “nature.” The aniline dye treatment All qualities of leather are stained with aniline dyes. This is done in huge drums which function similarly to a household washing machine. The dyes penetrate the leather 203 | Feiten en achtergronden

up to 1 mm in depth. With leather of 1 mm thickness, one can speak of complete saturation, whereas with thicker leather the middle could remain a little lighter. According to the Dutch Institute of Applied Natural Sciences, the dyeing procedure is more than sufficient if the penetration is a minimum of 1 mm. The entire dyeing process takes about eight hours. Drying and milling the hides Drying hardens the hides. In order to make them supple again they are milled. Milling is the mechanical “kneading” of leather. Final check before finishing Every hide goes through yet another final check for flaws before being finished. Leather is selected according to quality, each with its own specific finish. Leolux makes a distinction between basic, luxury and individual leathers. Read more about them in the chapter on various leather qualities on page 208-209.

Green options Leolux strives to work together with “green” tanneries; the tanner that processes only those hides that are offered fresh and can be processed immediately. They are not salted, which delivers environmental benefits. They are cooled individually and then go into the production process almost immediately. The hides are tested by veterinarians and can even (partly) be made suitable for consumption. So parts of the hide that cannot be used to produce quality leather are converted into ingredients for the food industry. Residues that are unsuitable even for that are transformed into biogas and energy. By doing so, these tanneries reduce their energy needs. Environmental gains can also be achieved using other methods, for example by chrome-free tanning, by treating and reusing the water used in the process and by ensuring minimum emissions of nasty smells, thus relieving the environment. Leolux expects from its suppliers that the quality of their hides goes hand in hand with caring for the environment. How do you recognize Leolux leather? The Leolux leather collection is made up of ten grades of leather divided into three groups: the basic leather, the luxury leathers and the characteristic leather varieties. But how is this collection put together and how does Leolux select the suppliers of its hides? ‘Leolux wants to offer different varieties of Leather,’ says leather specialist Robert Olieslagers, ‘so that you can ultimately choose the leather covering that fits best with your lifestyle and the image you are seeking. In production of our leather we place strict demands on our suppliers: the quality must, of course, be very high, but also entirely constant; we demand optimum monitoring of the tanning process and we set high standards for environmental protection. Before we start working together with a new supplier, we first of all check whether that tannery can meet our strict requirements. Can they always deliver on time, for example, do they have enough know-how in-house and do they possess enough innovative capacity? Then we get ‘into deep water’ with such a producer, because in order to get the finest grades of leather with a constant high quality you need to be sure of the origin of the cattle, how the animals were cared for, selection of the right weight classes and the choice of male or female animal. But these are only a few of the factors that play a role. Managing the details is essential in putting together a top collection that meets the high demands that Leolux sets.’

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About the application of leather

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Leather is primarily cut with the help of computers, but the principle is the same as the cutting by hand performed for decades by experienced Leolux craftsmen. Small scars, scratches, insect bites and a difference in pore density create different nuances in the leather. These natural distinguishing marks also create different nuances in the colour. The refraction of light is influenced by the hide structure, which differs with every piece of leather. Processing a natural product like this demands great craftsmanship and insight in order to arrive at an optimum result. The actual cutting already happens largely with the help of the computer. Each hide has only a limited amount of pieces which are suitable for the larger and more visible parts 204 | Facts and backgrounds

of the furniture. When cutting the leather, choices have to be constantly made and in order to simplify these choices and make them more manageable, Leolux has implemented three categories of cutting patterns, each distinguishable by colour.

B-part, colour orange reserved for the remaining less visually prominent parts of the furniture: - rear side of backrest - sides of arms - front side seat

The categories are as follows: A-part, colour red reserved for the most visually prominent parts of the furniture: - front side of backrest - upper side of arms - upper side of seat

C-part, colour green reserved for those parts of the furniture which are more or less out of sight: - insertions - lower side of cushions - inner backrest etc.

With these categories, the leather cutter can see where each piece of leather will be used in a piece of furniture. The leather cutter follows the following procedure for cutting leather: 1. First he visually checks the hide and marks the obvious flaws, such as unhealed scratches, thin patches and holes. 2. Then he cuts the A-parts. For these pieces he selects the best sections of the hide, avoiding scars and other irregularities. Locating the A-parts takes time and effort, as a really even piece of leather does not exist!

3. Now the B-parts are selected. The leather cutter chooses sound pieces of leather, but properly healed scars, coarser grain and more open pores are acceptable in a natural product such as leather, and may be processed in B-parts, which tend to seem all the more genuine for these distinguishing marks. The B-parts are generally used in the vertical parts of the furniture, on the outside, so that the selection between the A- and B-parts has an optimal effect and arbitrary processing of the leather parts is avoided.

4. The rest of the hide is used by the craftsman for the small C-parts. For Leolux furniture all sections are cut from leather, with optimum use being made of the possibilities offered by the hide. The most beautiful pieces of leather are used in the most visually prominent parts of the furniture and are not arbitrarily distributed. Leolux is convinced that the most beautiful result is attained with this disciplined production method: a genuine Leolux product!

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Caring for Leolux leather Leather is a natural product and the right care is very important. Coated leathers appreciate regular maintenance, but buckskin varieties need less care. We recommend the Leolux care products for maintenance. Which product is most suitable depends on the type of leather on your furniture. You’ll find the right cleaner for your covering in the table later in this book and on the Leolux website. Important tips for leather • Dust your furniture weekly and look after it from day one with Leolux cleaning fluid (except buckskin). This removes skin fats that collect on headrests and armrests and attack the fabric over time. See the packaging for the correct cleaning intervals. • Wipe up spilt liquids immediately using a cotton cloth so moisture has no chance to penetrate the leather. • Never place leather furniture in direct sunlight. The leather may dry out or discolour. • Never place your leather furniture too close to a stove, fireplace or radiator. The leather may dry out in places and shrink, which can cause cracks. The wooden frame may also twist or crack. • Provide for the right level of humidity (5060%). As a natural product, leather then feels most at home. Periodic maintenance Leolux care products keep your leather supple and prevent it drying out. The standard Ecocare and Anilinecare products are transparent. Ecocare is also available in col-

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our. The colours are matched to the Leolux leather collection. In most cases, use of the transparent product suffices. We recommend a coloured product if (a part of) your furniture has discoloured through excessive sunlight or is showing signs of use. The treatment is simple: apply a few drops to a cotton cloth and rub in. Allow to dry for a short while and then rub out using a dry cotton cloth. Caution: never press or rub too hard because that can cause unnecessary wear on the leather. Test the product for the first time at an inconspicuous spot. Your care kit is available from your Leolux dealer, in the Leolux Design Center and via www.leolux.com

Caring for buckskin leather (Suave) We recommend a little restraint when it comes to caring for this type of leather. One cleaning session a year or every two years is normally enough. A special cleaning agent for buckskin leather is available from your Leolux dealer, the Leolux Design Center or www.leolux.com.

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Leolux leather table Basic leather WAPITI

Luxurious leather SENSO

Luxurious leather BIMARDO

Luxurious leather ARKADIA

Characteristics / Description • 1,1-1,3 mm thick • Lacquered leather

Characteristics / Description • 1,4-1,7 mm thick • Leather with a smooth grain and a shrink effect

Characteristics / Description • 1,2-1,4 mm • Fine patent leather with a smooth structure

Characteristics / Description • 1,9-2,1 mm thick • R ough structure difference together with sturdy thickness

This sturdy leather requires very little care. It feels less supple and appears a bit stiff, certainly at first. This leather quality is a question of personal preference, budget and user circumstances. With Wapiti leather you choose for dependability under intense use.

The special character of Senso leather is due to its thickness. The unusual structure on the surface of this heavy leather is caused by a shrinking effect during the drying process.

Emotion Cool, tough, with a smooth feel.

Emotion Leather with “body”.

This mid-European leather is a true speciality in the Leolux collection. The hide is approximately 2 mm thick (almost twice as thick as “normal” leather). This leather accentuates the craftsmanship of furniture made to order. Arkadia leather is soft and supple as only a real hide, real leather, feels. The durability of leathers in this class is legendary.

Type of use Intensive use, suitable for a busy family life.

Type of use Normal to intensive use.

This quality leather stems from young bulls on European soil. The skins are processed using the latest know-how and tanning techniques into a highly exclusive type of leather with a smooth surface free of grain. Bimardo has a natural grip which lends the leather an exceptionally soft and warm feel. The beautiful look, the splendid touch and the carefully selected colours underline the luxury feeling this leather exudes. With discreet colours and produced with love for the craft, Bimardo is a brilliant choice for the leather aficionado.

Maintenance Leolux Water / Ecocleaner + Ecocare (available in colour).

Maintenance Leolux Water / Ecocleaner + Ecocare (available in colour).

Emotion Natural, soft and warm. Type of use Normal to intensive use. Maintenance Leolux Water / Ecocleaner + Ecocare (available in colour).

Emotion Sporty and thick leather with allure. Type of use Normal to intensive use. Maintenance Leolux Water / Ecocleaner + Ecocare (available in colour).

Wrinkling is unavoidable on Leolux products because of the design and the level of comfort chosen.

Individual leather RINO

Individual leather DuTCH PATINA

Individual leather ZERLINA

Individual leather SuAVE

Individual leather BRONTO

Characteristics / description • 3.0-3.5 mm thick • V ery thick leather, available only on selected models

Characteristics / Description • 1.0-1.2 mm thick. • Silky-soft leather with a soft, mother-ofpearl gloss.

Characteristics / Description • 1,0-1,2 mm thick • Pure nature, destined for the real leather connoisseur

Characteristics / description • 1.4mm – 1.6mm • V ery soft aniline leather with a “write” effect

Characteristics / Description • 2mm – 2.2 mm thick • Semi-aniline “transparent” with silky-smooth grip

The super-thick Rino leather has not been put aside for every model, but for lovers of robust, thick leather this is a solid choice. In contrast to most furniture leather, which is split into a thickness of about 1 or 2 mm, with Rino practically the entire hide is processed to become furniture leather and the full thickness of the heaviest European hides is used. The distinctive character of Rino is achieved by a natural shrinkage effect during the tanning process.

While finishing this exclusive Leolux leather, a softly glimmering film with tiny metal parts is applied under the top layer. This creates a leather with an extremely luxurious appearance. The absolutely top choice for lovers of furniture with an exclusive look.

Zerlina is made from the very best of cow hides and coloured with minerals, the most environment-friendly method meeting today’s ecological standards. The leather is not sealed so that it can “breathe”; a thin protective layer protects it from the worst effects of dirt and moisture, whilst enabling it to retain its natural characteristics. The irregularities and colour differences, even within a hide, form the “certificate of authenticity” of this beautiful natural leather. Over the years and through use it gets a patina. This means that the Zerlina grows even more beautiful as the years go by.

Temperamental nubuck with a charming and warm look. Scouring this pure aniline leather on the grain side creates a “write” effect. This gives Suave a soft and pleasant touch, making it one of the loveliest leather qualities in the Leolux collection.

Emotion Thick and solid, traditional leather. Type of use Normal use Maintenance Leolux Water / Ecocleaner + Ecocare

Emotion Tactile, sumptuous and luxurious. Type of use Normal use. Maintenance Leolux Water / Ecocleaner + Ecocare.

Emotion Beautifully soft leather. Increased seating comfort. Type of use Normal use. Maintenance Leolux Water / Ecocleaner + Anilinecare.

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Emotion Smooth and warm grip Type of use Elegant use Maintenance Regularly roughen a little with a “reviving sponge”

With the robust Bronto, Leolux has struck the perfect balance between user-friendliness, aesthetics and emotive value. The super-thin protective layer means that this leather variety should in theory be classified amongst the semi-anilines, but given its aniline look that actually does Bronto too little justice. The silky-smooth grip, the thickness and the naturally alternating grain pattern lend this leather the emotion that only the loveliest leather qualities can offer. Maintaining authenticity was the point of departure in its development, whereby the natural attributes of the leather should be kept. That makes Bronto the loveliest choice for lovers of authentic leather. Emotion Robust, pure nature Type of use Normal use Maintenance Leolux Water / Ecocleaner + Aniline care

Leolux has good experience with the care products recommended here, but assumes no liability for application of them or for the advice of the supplier(s).

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Alcantara速, Extraordinary Every Day

Alcantara速 is a unique covering material that enriches interiors with a warm atmosphere and a touch of style, made to last in time, thanks to its functionality, versatility and brilliance. The color range is wide and shades keep alive, full and vibrant.

Completely Made in Italy, Alcantara速 is the choice of those living an extremely contemporary life style and enjoying deeply the products they use every day, fully respecting the environment: the entire production process of the material is Carbon Neutral, that means zero CO2 emissions. Alcantara速 is a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. 210 |


Motivi by Alcantara® Exclusive luxury with high decorative value: the high-quality materials from Alcantara® are now also available in special motifs. Leolux and Alcantara® have developed six variants for you. Graphic lines and playful patterns are supplied exclusively by Leolux. The colours and motifs are perfectly geared to the Leolux leather collection and to the plain Alcantara® materials, so Motivi by Alcantara® is ideal for making combinations.

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Raw materials for fabrics Perhaps you would prefer to choose from the fabulous warm fabrics in the Leolux collection: a beautiful corduroy, roughly woven wool or cotton fabric, a fabric with a pattern or a multicolour fabric? The raw materials with which an upholstery fabric is made determine the characteristics and maintenance instructions. We would therefore like to provide you with further information on them. Raw materials for furniture upholstery Raw materials can be divided into wool, mohair and cotton (the natural fibres), and viscose, polyester and acrylic (the manmade fibres). The latter are also often sold under brand names. A famous example is Dralon, which was so well-known that it became virtually synonymous with manmade fibres. Wool Woollen yarns are spun from the fleece of sheep. When healthy sheep are shorn and the fleece is not mixed with lesser qualities, we are permitted to call it pure wool. Pure wool is long fibred and durable. It is resilient and therefore doesn’t flatten easily when in use. The dirt-repellant properties of wool, especially pure wool, are common knowledge. “Wool,” it is said, “doesn’t soil nearly as quickly as cotton.” This is because the wool fibre is protected by a natural layer of wax: lanolin. This wax layer has a melting point of 40°C. It is also damaged by aggressive chemical cleaning agents. Woollen fabrics must therefore be handled with care.

Cotton This is also a natural fibre, but it is vegetable in origin. Cotton yarns are spun from the seed bolls of the cotton plant. The fibres of these bolls are 15-50 mm long. They have a natural tendency to curl, which makes them easily blend together during spinning, and the tensile strength of the better qualities is excellent. This is why the back of pile fabrics, and the web of woollen fabrics, are often made from cotton. Cotton fabrics have a lower degree of colour-fastness than woollen fabrics. They therefore need more protection from direct sunlight. Man-made fibres Acrylic, polyester, viscose and other synthetic fibres have great tensile strength. They can easily be dyed in lovely colours and achieve high levels of colour fastness. Drawbacks are that they often have a hard, metallic gloss, easily pick up static electricity and that their capacity to absorb moisture is low to very low. For that reason synthetic fibres are almost always mixed with cotton or wool. Another practice is to mix a number of man-made fibres such as viscose, polyester or acrylic because their individual properties, such as tensile strength, durability, colourfastness, resistance to soiling and moisture absorbency, can vary considerably.

Microfibres This is the collective name for upholstery materials which are made of polyester and polyether microfibres. The thin fibres are over 200 times thinner than woollen fibres and aren’t woven, as the name “non-wovens” already indicates, but bound together in an ingenious chemical process. This process produces an ultramodern product of extraordinary softness and high lightresistance. Furthermore, these upholstery materials are easy to clean. A well-known example is Alcantara. Trevira CS A number of Calata fabrics from Leolux are woven in the high-quality, user-friendly and low-maintenance Trevira CS. These fabrics satisfy the highest international fire safety standards. The yarns are produced in molecular form to maintain their fire-retardant properties for their entire lifetime. The fabrics from Trevira CS offer a perfect balance between comfort and safety. When choosing Leolux fabrics, you know that these fabrics meet the very highest requirements for durability, colour-fastness and fire - resistance, even though fabric upholstery – depending on the use – is, of course, less durable than leather.

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Exclusive Leolux fabrics Leolux is well-known as a manufacturer of leather furniture, but also offers an extensive collection of fabrics with which you can easily realise your personal taste. The exclusive Leolux guarantee applies to the entire collection. Fabrics with a guarantee Leolux carries the fabrics from well-known brands of course. Besides those, Leolux offers the “Calata” fabrics. This collection comprises those fabrics that are manufactured exclusively for Leolux. Because Leolux is closely involved in the selection of these fabrics, they fit seamlessly in with the other covering materials in the Leolux collection. Extensive options Reputable brand fabrics form the basis of the 216 | Facts and backgrounds

Leolux fabrics range. Manufacturers such as Kvadrat, De Ploeg and Fanny Aronsen supply woven fabrics that have proven themselves on the market. From their ranges, Leolux has selected the best quality fabrics and chosen a contemporary range of colours. Motivi by Alcantara The collection also includes a number of exclusive Alcantara variants. These “non wovens” from the famous Italian producer come with patterns applied in relief. Leolux

can carry six of these patterns on an exclusive basis. “Motivi” is ideal for decorative applications and comes into its own especially on headrests, cushions and other accessories selected especially by Leolux. Thanks to careful colour matching, you can easily combine this covering material with the Leolux leather qualities.

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Caring for Leolux fabrics Leolux selects its fabrics with care, and with the right care from you they will remain lovely for years.

Quality fabrics Just as there are norms for leather quality, so there are norms for the quality of upholstery fabrics, which provide insight into the qualities of the material. During its development, an upholstery fabric is constantly tested to see whether it will meet expectations. Two qualities - durability and light-resistance - are of the utmost importance in evaluating a fabric. Light-resistance The light-resistance degree of a fabric is tested by means of UV-light from Xenon lamps (synthetic daylight) and is expressed in an International Standards Organisation (NEN-ISO) norm. The fabric is exposed to the light for a certain standard time. Then a colour comparison is carried out with standard colour samples on a scale of 1-8, whereby 8 equals no discoloration and 1 equals high discoloration. The discoloration due to light is unavoidable with fabrics, so that an 8 is unattainable for the furniture upholstery. A light-resistance to a degree of 3-4 is generally accepted as sufficient, but can deviate according to colour. Not all shades can therefore be realised.

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Durability Durability is established by means of the Martindale test, which consists of testing how quickly plain woven fabrics wear through and how quickly pile fabrics become threadbare. The name “Martindale” comes from the name of the apparatus which carries out this internationally recognised test. The results are expressed in the number of revolutions that are needed before a maximum of three threads or less are broken off by a plain weave, or if visible pile damage occurs. Generally a fabric evaluated at 6,000 – 10,000 revolutions is suitable for light duty, 10,000 – 20,000 for daily use. From 20,000 revolutions a fabric is suitable for heavy usage. Choosing a fabric Leolux quality fabrics are always suitable for normal use. Yet some patterns or colours can only be achieved if a certain technique or certain yarns are used. Luxuriousness, refinement or pure reliability create the subtle differences between “good” and “better.” All Leolux fabrics meet the stringent lightresistance norm of 3-4, and have a durability

minimum of 12,000 revolutions. On request, the degree of light-resistance and durability of the Leolux Calata patterns can be explained by your dealer at the Leolux Design Centers. If you desire absolute certainty or if you opt for a heavy-usage fabric, these statistics will guide your decision. Fabric options A complete overview of the Leolux fabric collection can be found at your Leolux dealer or at the Leolux Design Centers.

General • Any fabric can discolour under the influence of light. Brightly coloured and dark fabrics suffer the most. For that reason, try to avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight. • urniture fabrics with natural fibres, and especially woollen fabrics, also appreciate the right humidity (50-60%). • D o not let children play on your furniture with their shoes on. Buckles and heels can cause permanent damage to the fabric. • Do not let pets lie on your furniture or scratch on the covering.

Maintenance • Particles of dirt on coverings are practically invisible but they will damage the fabric. So vacuum clean your furniture once a week with a duster. Always use the right attachment. • Care for your furniture from day one with Leolux cleaning fluid. This removes skin fats that collect on headrests and armrests and attack the fabric over time. See the packaging for the correct cleaning intervals.

to dry. Do not dab, rub or scrub. Do not check to make sure it’s working; this interrupts the absorption of the liquid into the dishcloth. • Let stubborn stains dry properly. Consult the stains disc or call the James Stains Line for expert advice: +31-(0)77-3278008.

Stains • C onsult the stains guide or www.james.eu • Remove elements sticking to the fabric as far as possible using a spoon. • Then soak a dishcloth in cold water, wring it out, place on the stain and leave

Quality foams Leolux furniture comes with a very high level of comfort. Leolux achieves that by applying a combination of foams depending on the demands placed upon a certain piece of furniture. Its developers equip an “active” sofa with foams of greater stiffness, while a lounge sofa is provided with much softer variants. Fire-resistance Leolux furniture conforms to the European standards set down by the EUFAC directives for fire-resistance; BS 5852-PART 1. Standard or extra fire-resistant Leolux furniture is developed to meet the

most stringent legal requirements in the field of fire safety. The foam materials Leolux uses as standard also satisfy the European regulations. Different standards apply in certain countries, whereby additional fire-retardant components in the foam are required by law. Although it results in a different level of comfort, Leolux applies foam provided with the fire-retardant melamine for those countries.

European standard foam, that is almost always possible*. Your Leolux advisor will be happy to tell you more about this. NB: the comfort level of the fire-retardant foam differs somewhat from that of the standard foam.

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Living wood Whether it’s oiled or lacquered, you want to live with wood forever; a wooden table lives and experiences much. Tea is drunk and food is eaten, a paper read, everyone tells their story: a wooden table is the centre of family life and grows older and ever more beautiful with use. Leolux makes such home tables in a large variety of wood sorts and combinations. Many of these tables, as well as the arm sections in seats, for example, are made of the most beautiful of solid woods. When that is not technically possible, Leolux makes them in top-class veneer.

Solid wood A solid wood table is a natural product. A “solid” tabletop or its legs are not necessarily made from one piece of wood, as wood “works”. Humidity causes the wood to shrink or expand. A table made from one piece of wood would warp. To avoid warping, the tabletop is constructed from slats of wood that are glued on all sides. This limits the shrinkage and expansion of the wood. The table legs are also constructed from more than one piece of wood for the same reason. With use you must be aware that solid wood “works”. Never place your solid wood table too close to a fire or radiator to avoid changes in temperature and humidity (5070% is ideal). Wood veneers However beautiful, solid wood does have its limitations. It works, warps and cannot be used if very thin. This means that certain constructions in solid wood are not possible. The leaves of the Tablet coffee table, for example, need to be thin. And if the intermediate leaf of the Calbuco table were to warp it would no longer fit into its housing and would fail on this technical principle. For such challenges, Man has fortunately discovered a technical solution: wood veneer, a thinly peeled or stripped layer of real wood that is applied to a base layer. Real wood, worked into a manageable product.

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Wood sorts and combinations Oak Leolux reveals the time-honoured European oak of high standing. It’s not possible to imagine life today in the furniture industry without this wood with its peaceful and beautiful grain. The Leolux oak is supplied with a natural or lacquer. Cherry Our cherry has a beautiful, light striped pattern. t is a charming type of wood that, depending on the light, displays various nuances of a deep, copper glow. Walnut Walnut is highly variegated. Leolux has chosen American walnut wood that has a dark warm glow. Navajo (combination) A graceful combination exists when oliveash is glued together with thin strips of walnut. Both the light and dark shades of the Navajo are exceptionally subtle. Navajo is available natural as well as in several lacquer colours.

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Caring for wood Solid wood is oiled and lacquered. For maintenance of lacquered tables, please refer to the chapter on Leolux lacquers and veneer types. Maintenance instructions for solid wood Do not place your solid wood table too close to a radiator or open fire. Avoid major fluctuations in temperature and humidity. Make sure the relative humidity in your home is between 50 and 70 %. Cracking as a result of a relative humidity outside that margin is excluded from the guarantee. Rules for oiled wood An oiled table is more susceptible to stains and damp than a lacquered table. Remove spilt liquids immediately. For day-by-day maintenance, wiping the table with a dry or moist cloth suffices. Treat your table with the oil supplied with it on a regular basis. Apply the oil thinly to a clean, dry table using a cloth. Rub in using a dry cloth. Do not use corrosive or scouring agents. Treat minor scratches and stains carefully with a scouring sponge in the direction of the grain. Then apply oil again. A maintenance kit for solid wood is available from Leolux dealers and the Leolux Design Center.

Veneer A wood veneer is a product with all the known characteristics of a natural product. No veneer table leaf, no matter how expertly cut or treated, is identical to another. When selecting separate veneer leaves for tables such as Calbuco and Tablet, Leolux endeavours to make the best selection out of the available raw materials. Slight deviations are unavoidable, but that is the charm of a natural wood product.

Caution Plastic protective feet which are, for example, underneath electric equipment can sometimes cause stains in matt-natural lacquer. These stains cannot be removed. Felt is therefore advised to protect your table against scratches. All our wood originates from reforested areas.

Finishing and maintenance of veneer The Leolux veneers come in various shades, which can all be finished with a variety of lacquers. In all cases, they are given a finishing coat using a matt lacquer. The properties of the lacquer are identical to those of other Leolux lacquers. Maintenance only consists of normal cleaning with a damp cloth and mild detergents. Do not use any scouring products. After delivery, this Leolux product needs two months in which to harden through and through. Do not overload the table during that period.

Caution Wood discolours under the influence of daylight. Do not place hot objects (saucepans) directly onto the wood. This creates rings that are impossible to remove.

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Top-quality lacquers With the Leolux lacquers you can create almost any desired feel to your room. We can perfectly combine the finish of wood sections as well as of metal legs or even glass table leaves with the upholstery. Or would you perhaps prefer a contrast? The Leolux lacquer collection is put together by trend experts and offers 44 balanced colours to lend your Leolux lacquer products a contemporary appearance. In addition, this collection fits perfectly with the colours offered by other furniture manufacturers. From our “View on colours” you can easily choose the loveliest combinations, but other colours are also still available. The lacquer colours from the “View on Colours” collection are available in a smooth Satiné finish and the slightly textured Spruzza variant. These lacquers can be applied on practically all table leaves, feet and armrests. For more special applications, Leolux offers various lacquers that were developed in-house. Satiné Those who prefer a matt finish and sheer lines choose this Leolux lacquer with its completely smooth pearly surface. This lacquer can be delivered in more than 1200 colours. The connoisseur of smooth and shining surfaces prefers this lacquer. However, particulary in the darker shades, scratches due to daily wear-and-tear tend to be visible, as is the case with glass tabletops and the bodywork of a car. The Leolux Satiné lacquer is so smooth that it radiates beauty.

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Spruzza A soft grain gives the Spruzza just a little more depth that the smooth satin lacquer lacks. The Spruzza’s colour palette is endless - just like the types above, it is available in over 1200 colours. SPECIAL LACQuER SySTEMS In addition to the aforementioned lacquers, Leolux develops a variety of special lacquer systems in-house.

finished in six beautiful colours and is ideal for surfaces that undergo intensive use. Epoxy In an environment-friendly manner, the metal parts are given an extremely strong lacquer layer with this “powder lacquer”. The powder is applied to the metal section using static electricity and melted at high temperatures. This gives a smooth and extremely strong layer of lacquer.

Cristallo A hard, reinforced lacquer with high scratchresistance for metallic effects. Cristallo lacquer is composed of colour pigments and aluminium elements that blend together during the lacquer process. Metallic Leolux metallic lacquers are created by adding miniscule metal filings to the lacquer. The “metallic” layer of the lacquer is smooth and textureless. Brush This lacquer gives wooden tables a brushed metallic look, but with the characteristics of lacquer: strong and easy to maintain. Available in various metallic colours. Metallic Brush The brushed look of the Brush lacquers is also applied in a very strong version with a metallic appearance. This Metallic Brush is

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Lacquer maintenance A Leolux lacquer achieves its full hardness two months after application. The “evaporation process” is then completed and you can no longer “smell” the table. This is comparable to acquiring a new car whose “newness” can be “smelled” for months. During the hardening period we recommend you treat your product with care. Avoid placing heavy objects on the table and clean it only with a damp cloth and diluted washing-up liquid.

Stains caused by wine, coffee, alcohol etc, should be removed with water and concentrated washing-up liquid. Felt pen ink marks should be removed carefully with white spirit.

Resistance to scratches Leolux tables are scratch-resistant. This means that they are resistant to scratches that could occur during normal use. They are not boundlessly scratch-resistant. If, for example, you drag an unglazed flower pot across the surface, or if there is sand on the surface, this will cause scratching which will be more visible the darker the colour of the table. However, a great deal of attention is paid to the lacquer layer, so that it is fully equal to its task. Thanks to the elasticity, it will never flake off or break under sudden, heavy pressure, nor will it wear off at the edges and corners. Cleaning Clean normally using a damp cloth and grease-removing agents. We particularly recommend the use of a concentrated washing-up liquid. In any case, do not use abrasive cleaners such as Cif. Also, furniture cleaners that contain silicone can create patches which are difficult to polish away. 226 | Facts and backgrounds

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Decorative rugs The Leolux rug collection Leolux’s motto when putting together the collection is “everything that makes for pleasant living”. Naturally, the collection is centred around seating concepts, tables and dining-room chairs. But homes are made up of more than just seats. That’s why the collection also includes art. Leolux has carpets to complete the collection. After all, they provide your living room with warmth, a higher “softness factor”, or simply the right optical effect. That’s how the Leolux rugs contribute to a pleasant living environment. Leolux rugs complete your living room because they match the colours of your furniture. Individualists can, however, create very special effects with carpets. With a rug in a 228 | Facts and backgrounds

contrasting colour you can create a “colour island” so that your furniture stands out even more.

More information on Leolux rugs can be obtained from your Leolux dealer or in the Leolux Design Centers.

You choose the colour that best matches your home environment from a large variety of possibilities. The carpets are available in different sizes, designs and pile heights. Naturally, putting a rug together to your taste is also possible. They are made to your requirements and size. • The Leolux Saltino rugs are available with a pile height of 32, 45 or 60 mm. • More information on Leolux rugs and their maintenance can be found on www.leolux.com

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Warranty A two-year warranty is given on construction, workmanship, upholstery padding and lacquer finishes, motors and mechanisms.

General 1. The warranty is valid from the day of delivery to the first owner or at the latest 30 days after delivery by Leolux to the Leolux dealer. 2. On the owner’s request, the Leolux warranty includes repairs due to assembly and production errors. Separate stipulations applying to material faults are given below. 3. Claims on the Leolux warranty must be made known within the warranty period. 4. The warranty applies to the piece of furniture; should this pass on to third persons, then the application of the warranty does not alter. 5. To the extent permitted by law, the guarantee period shall not be prolonged, renewed or otherwise changed by resale, repair or replacement of the furniture by a recognised Leolux partner. Repaired components or replacement of (parts) of products fall under the guarantee for the remainder of the original guarantee period or for sixty days from the date of repair or replacement, whichever period is the longer. 6. Different guarantee conditions apply to products purchased via Leolux Global BV. These can vary per country and are available on request from Leolux Global. Global sells Leolux products in countries which are not associated with Leolux Meubelfabriek BV, Leolux Möbelfabrik GmbH and Leolux Belgium NV. Exclusions 1. The Leolux warranty does not apply to leather or upholstery fabrics that do not belong to the Leolux collection - the socalled “forwarded materials”.

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2. The Leolux guarantee covers only the costs of the fabric and leather materials delivered by the metre. Costs for upholstering carried out by third parties are not covered by Leolux. 3. Normal wear-and-tear and damages are not included in the warranty.

11. Cracks in solid wood caused by the relative humidity being too low (<50%) or too high (>70%) do not represent grounds for complaints.

4. Damage which is a result of incorrect use or maintenance is excluded from the warranty.

13. The guarantee for fabrics is null and void once they have been treated with a dirt-resistant coating.

5. Repairs made to the upholstery materials and furniture without prior written permission from Leolux result in exclusion from the warranty.

14. Changes in the nap of velvet(like) fabrics which result from use cannot be claimed for. The resulting colour differences which are only visual are a specific characteristic of this type of fabric.

6. Indirect costs which may be the result of an eventual defect, for example loss of income etc., are also excluded from the warranty.

15. Slight colour deviations may occur.

7. In order to deal with your service request the product must be within the Leolux sales organisation area in which it was sold. If this is not the case, Leolux will be unable to carry out any inspections or repair activities.

Complaints A Leolux service form should be completed in the event of a complaint. Complaints will only be dealt with if the warranty number or product ID number is quoted and a clear description of the complaint given.

8. Leather and fabric creasing occurs in the soft, luxurious Leoskin of our high-quality, form-retaining foam elements. This choice is deliberate, and will not be accepted as a ground for complaints. 9. Leather is a natural product. Scratch scars, insect bites, cuts etc are characteristics of leather, and cannot be accepted as grounds for complaints. Slight colour variations in a piece or group of furniture cannot be avoided.

12. Small patterns or stripes will not be worked to pattern.

16. Batteries are not covered by our guarantee.

• All dimensions are approximate. • Because of their design and the level of comfort chosen, creasing is inevitable with Leolux furniture. • We reserve the right to make changes in the collection and in dimensions. • For tailor-made advice please contact the Leolux partners and the Leolux Design Centers.

10. The wood’s natural characteristics do not form grounds for complaints, such as the changing colour of the cherry, the striped colour nuances of ash and grain differences in the various tables.

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Sustainable business Products that enhance life, created with respect for the planet. Furniture that has been thought through, and built with a long life and responsible use of materials in mind. Leolux produces quality and in doing so is taking a decisive step towards environmentally responsible products. The environmental issue is after all an element of the quality issue. A long life, no wasting of usable materials, it represents an important contribution to a better environment. But lifetime and quality in use alone are not enough to deliver a real contribution. So Leolux strives for a production method that is clean and efficient. From the outset when developing the product, we take account of the materials applied and production methods. Naturally 232 | Facts and backgrounds

within the limits that go hand in hand with making comfortable furniture. Manufacturing consumer goods will never be entirely neutral to the environment, but Leolux regards it as its duty to at least strive for the maximum achievable. That is better for our employees, for our surroundings and ultimately for the world we all live in. Leolux works at various levels on sustainable products and cleaner production methods. But nobody has a monopoly on the truth and no business can unite all the know-how,

so Leolux worked together with others on projects of the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Regional Development and the Environment and the Department of Economic Affairs, such as the “Ecodesign project” (early nineties) and the “Chain Management Project” a few years later. As one of the first, Leolux joined “MVO-Nederland”, a forum of Dutch companies for whom socially responsible business was a high priority. Leolux has been acclaimed several times over the past decades for its efforts to realise a sustainable method of production.

Leolux produces its furniture in Venlo, the city nominated as the C2C (Cradle to Cradle) capital of the Netherlands. In this inspiring environment where research is being carried out to ascertain how we can achieve fully recyclable product flows, Leolux is delivering its own modest contribution. Making consumer goods will probably never be totally neutral, but Leolux regards it as its duty to strive for the maximum achievable. That is better for our people, for our environment and ultimately for the world we all live in.

The nature around Leolux The beautiful Limburg countryside is where Leolux products originate from. It is unique in all ways and is a varied source of inspiration and relaxation for Leolux employees. That’s why Leolux is a member of the Robur Foundation and supports the work of the Limburg Countryside Foundation, a private organisation that since 1931 has protected valuable scenic areas in the province by buying and managing them. This foundation now has approximately sixty scenic areas under its

management which are usually open to the public. Leolux is proud of its roots and that’s why it supports the Limburg Countryside Foundation.

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are decisive to the environment in which we and our children will be living for the decades to come. Employing environmentally friendly technologies New technologies are making it ever easier to spare the environment: the traditional two-component lacquers have largely been replaced by water-based lacquers and coating powders. Not only is that better for the environment, because it minimizes emissions (from the chimney), but it also safeguards the health of the Leolux workforce, and extra health precautions are now necessary only at a single place in the lacquering department. Like the lacquers, the glues used are also water-based

Sustainable business On what can you judge us? Reducing energy consumption “Lights off when you leave the room,” read an advertising slogan of the 1970s following the report from the Club of Rome. At Leolux that is completely normal. Using less energy is the simplest way to ease the burden on the world around you. So we have installed sensors in our warehouses that switch the lights off automatically when there’s nobody there. Simple but effective. Inventive use of heat Leolux facilities are heated as efficiently as possible. In doing so we always look at what the best method is to achieve the maximum return with the minimum use of natural 234 | Facts and backgrounds

sources such as gas or oil. For application of residual heat freed up by the drying of sludge from the nearby water treatment installation, Leolux received an “environment forest” from the environmental organisation “Limburgs Landschap”. This symbolic forest consisting of four walnut trees was planted next to the Leolux visitors’ center. Solar energy An investment in solar panels offers outstanding opportunities, especially for companies. Long-term application is after all guaranteed on buildings that belong to the business. In 2010, Leolux equipped the Leolux Design Center in Krefeld with a

series of solar panels. With them, the Design Center provides for all its own energy needs in a sustainable manner. Wood, leather and foam: the key ingredients Leolux chooses materials that minimize the burden on the environment. Our wood, for instance, comes from regions that guarantee sufficient replanting, and our leather is produced using the latest techniques, by certified suppliers. The foam parts are produced without use of CFCs and where possible they are cast in dies, a process that results in practically no waste. Conscious choices are not always the easiest. But they

wherever possible. Chemical components that used to be needed have become superfluous. For all departments, the rule is that proper air replacement is a requirement to safeguard the health of the employees and the climate inside and outside the Leolux walls. Materials recycling Leather, foam, lacquer and film: all materials that are used at Leolux and whose residues are ideal for recycling. The foam produced from precious oil is processed into new foam that is still perfectly good for various applications. Leolux sells waste wood, and leather residues that cannot be used for repairs are sold to buyers who make wallets or cushions, for example, out of them. Packaging materials and plastic components are fully recyclable. Environment and transport The logistics at Leolux are organised such that the number of trips can be kept to a minimum. We do everything we can to ensure that trucks run full, wherever possible also on the way back. All our trucks are equipped with a soot filter to reduce the CO2 emissions. The high-volume Leolux trucks have 65% more load volume versus traditional tractor-trailers. That means more volume and fewer journeys. Apart from the Leolux seating ideas, our drivers also take other brands of furniture with them that are built in the Leolux plants. By doing so, Leolux minimizes the burden on the environment and the road network. It also saves a good deal of miserable time spent in traffic jams and fuel costs.

Solar panels in Krefeld

A second life for Leolux furniture You know the feeling all too well: a splendid new collection from Leolux, but there’s something nicely familiar about that old Leolux sofa; it has become an icon of the past. You will not want to miss this Leolux so full of reminiscences. Fortunately, in most cases your Leolux sofa can be reupholstered and your table can be relacquered. Want to know more? Then contact the Leolux Design Center or your Leolux dealer. Have the guarantee details under your sofa at hand to ease the communication. So you can look forward to lifelong happiness with “your Leolux.”

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Leolux Design Centers In the Leolux Design Centers you will find the current collection: the latest creations in the best versions and bright colours. Of course, not everything is on display, the Leolux collection is simply too large for that. In order to be sure that the model you’ve chosen is on display, contact the Design Center to avoid being disappointed.

We will listen to your dream Everything that must be done is done. The whole of the Leolux collection is ready for production and because Leolux only manufactures to order, the people at Leolux await in anticipation the production of the ideas you describe. And that is something only you can tell us, the Leolux partners or the Leolux teams in the Design Centers. Welcome to the Leolux partners and to the Leolux Design Centers!

Encounters In our Design Centers you will find the Leolux creations conveniently arranged together, often in a variety of versions. Feel at ease to test out the comfort of our chaises longues, sofas and armchairs. Feel the texture of the upholstery, smell the leather, assess our Leolux patterns: our sample wall offers you endless combinations. There’s no book that can do that for you, no matter how beautiful it is!

Advice Do you have any questions about possibilities, colours or furnishing? The Leolux advisers know everything about materials, colour combinations and the adjustability of Leolux furniture. They are happy to take the time to discuss in detail, over a cup of coffee, your specific wishes. For extensive advice on furnishing, it is useful if you bring colour samples and photos with you of your current interior. Colour advice requires a delicate touch. A real “Leolux” on the wall? The Leolux Design Center is the place to inspire you. You come for the furniture, that we fully understand. But Leolux likes to go just that one step further. Leolux presents its seating concepts in a context that provides you with real inspiration for your interior; where you will gain ideas on combinations with carpets, flooring, lights and particular art. These ingredients together form “our world full of the unique and beautiful”.

beautiful they are, they are not unattainable. The paintings and sculptures in the Design Centers are for sale and affordable. Art is the Leolux experience and not elitist or high-brow. If a work matches your taste and the piece of furniture you have in mind, then discuss this with our adviser. That person will be only too pleased to help you further and before you know it “a real Leolux” could be hanging on your wall above your Leolux. Rendezvous, source of inspiration, advice centre: an attractive trinity. Our advisers will be glad to receive you at the Leolux Design Centers. Pay us a visit in Belgium, Germany or the Netherlands. Leolux Design Centers are open six days a week and on special occasions. For more information about events and route descriptions, go to www.leolux.com

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And whilst doing so we will make sure that you are provided with a nice cup of coffee.’ Arie Coolen, adviser Son/Eindhoven About observing properly ‘My colleagues and I like to get acquainted with the environment you live in so that we can give the best possible advice on colour, form and function. That also means observing you when you sit so that we can give the right advice for comfort. It is also very satisfying to see customers come back and tell us that the picture that we sketched when giving the advice agreed with the result. “A dream became reality,” said one of our customers recently. It is always a challenge to be able to get such a result.’ Vera Pempelforth, adviser Krefeld

Welcome to the Leolux Design Centers You are received in the Leolux Design Centers by people who are motivated by the wish to help you in the best way possible to achieve your home dreams. That is their dream, too. We would like to introduce you to some of them and their motives. Made-to-measure advice with no waiting times? Then make a timely appointment with the Design Center of your choice. About the distance ‘The majority of visitors in Utrecht have travelled a long way to become acquainted with the Leolux product. Your interest is usually aroused by an advertisement, the Leolux site or by family or friends. It is our task to give you accurate, professional 238 | Facts and backgrounds

advice in a hospitable and friendly way on the extraordinary and extensive collection. Right from the first impression up to and including the giving of extensive advice, we wish to show you, the ‘visitor’, that we have something to add to the furniture world. Perhaps that will lead to a purchase, but we have succeeded when our advice makes you feel that your trip was worthwhile.’ Rob Witberg, adviser Utrecht

About style and taste ‘Of course, everyone has his or her own taste and style, and yet almost everyone who comes here is able to find something to suit his or her taste, those who like modern furniture at least. When looking through the annual or walking round, you are immediately able to see which models suit you and which don’t. The beauty of this is that you can also really test the model that suits you. Once you have found the right style and comfort, we are only too pleased to help you choose the upholstery.

About our partners ‘I still occasionally get the question: what is the difference between the Design Center and the Leolux dealer? I believe that we complement each other. We are at the forefront of the process. Here you discover free of obligation: ‘What do I like, which form, which upholstery?’ My colleagues and I are specialised in that one brand, Leolux, and we like to enthuse you, too, in a hospitable environment and with all the information. Our dealers also work with other products, which they combine with Leolux products, give tailor-made advice and ensure the perfect handling of your order and delivery to your home. The Leolux dealer and us are real partners!’ Elke Steinforth, adviser Ludwigsburg About planning of space ‘When buying furniture for a living room or study, the art is to match the individual needs of the inhabitant with those of the environment. The quality of the room does not depend on the size, but the way the room is used. With the Leolux collection we have all the ingredients so that together with you we can look for the best solutions. We know the collection inside-out so that we can ensure that just the right advice is given.’ Johan Schaillee, adviser Sint-Pieters-Leeuw

The right picture in 3D Costly products demand good advice. Our advisers are therefore only too pleased to give you a picture in various dimensions of how your home will look with the piece of Leolux furniture in which you are interested. Each Leolux Design Center has a 3D-room planner available, a useful computer program with which you, together with the Leolux adviser, can design and visualise your dream interior. How does it work? First your existing interior is drawn with specific elements such as doors, windows, flooring and lighting. Now you can start with the furnishing. All Leolux seating concepts are included in the programme. You simply choose the colour and version. This enables you to view your new interior as a map or as a (3D) interactive perspective of your virtual room! Perhaps you would like to take time at home to think over all the possibilities with which you have been presented. Perhaps you have already made your choice. Whatever, your visit to the Design Center is only complete when you have been provided with well-founded advice. The 3D-planner sketches a true picture of your future interior, so that you will be pleased with your Leolux furniture.

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Via Creandi Literally Via Creandi means “the road of creation”. It stands for the road every product at Leolux goes down. From the moment the furniture is born in the designer’s mind to delivery to the customer. See with your own eyes how winding that road is, and how many interim stops there are before a piece of furniture is finally ready. Craftsmanship Via Creandi is a dream long cherished at Leolux. The idea: show those interested that Leolux really exists and that traditional skills and craftsmanship have not vanished from Western Europe. The first plans for such a visitors center go back to the end of the last

century, but Via Creandi is finally realised 2007. The building of a new logistics centre is the right moment to make the dream reality. Red bridge The Via Creandi visitors center is opened to the public in the autumn of 2007. It is built based on the design by Amsterdam architects Soeters van Eldonk. A characteristic red bridge links the existing production facility with a new logistics center and adjoining warehouse, in which Leolux also accommodates its visitors center. Here, with a fantastic view across the Meuse, visitors get acquainted with the world as Leolux sees it: modern and hospitable, with a feel for the arts.

Via Creandi visitors center Want to see how Leolux furniture is created with your own eyes? Discover how we work on the most beautiful seating ideas in the south of the Netherlands, created by international designers and produced by craftsmen with a love of quality and natural materials.

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Guide The tour begins and ends in the visitors center. After the reception, the visitor watches a short video explaining the origins and development of Leolux. The video also illustrates the “road of creation”: from the designer’s dream to the end-product, Leolux furniture produced entirely based on what the consumer wants. Then follows a tour led by experienced guides. Via walkways, the route runs through production and one can easily see from above how the models grow in the hands of the Leolux people. The headsets make sure that everyone can understand the guide, even if the group is a bigger one.

artists can be seen here, and sometimes also bought. The Leolux world of the beautiful and special begins in Via Creandi, in the house of Leolux. Welcome! Note: Via Creandi is not a showroom. For a presentation of the collection, please go to our Design Centers. Via Creandi is only open by appointment. For more information and registration, go to: www.leolux.com Tours only in Dutch or German.

Art The façade of Via Creandi strikes the eye as soon as you arrive. Wouter Stips was responsible for the biggest work of art for miles around. The combination with the red bridge provides for an energetic look that invites and inspires. Works by the Leolux 242 | Facts Feitenand en achtergronden backgrounds

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Advice before choosing The perfect home interior does not exist. It’s different for everyone. There is only one rule when furnishing your home: you have to feel comfortable in it. Follow your feelings in furnishing. We can help you: that’s why you will find some advice here in helping you with your choice at home and in the store. 1. At home: what’s your style? You know your style best. In this book you will undoubtedly find furniture that suits you. Please note: the comfort is just as important as the form. Try out a large selection of seats before choosing and be well advised about the right seat height and depth.

244 | Facts and backgrounds

2. At home: how do you choose the character and colour? Make a collage. Combine photographs of your current interior with pictures from home magazines that appeal to you and to these add samples of curtains, flooring and your wall colours. This will give a picture of your interior’s character. Now look for the colour that matches. There aren’t any hard and fast rules. Some guidelines: use light colours in darker areas, and vice versa. Furthermore: watch out for trends! They are usually valid only for a year. It is preferable to change the accessories a little more often.

3. At home: avoid a piece of furniture not fitting in! Furniture always looks smaller in the store! Make a floor plan to scale of your room. Add in the windows, plug points and doors and the way they open. Draw the furniture of your choice to the same scale, cut it out and slide around the floor plan until you have found the best layout. The sizes of all the pieces of Leolux furniture are included in this annual. You can also download drawings from the Leolux website. 4. At home: How do I keep the room looking spacious? Make sure that you look at the front of the sofa as you enter the room and not

at the back of it. Do not put a sofa with a high back in the middle of the room, unless you wish to use the sofa as a divider in a large living room. If your room is on the small side, choose a sofa that is open underneath. 5. At your adviser: what must I watch out for when trying out a seat? Ideal furniture does not exist, ideal for you does. Try sitting in the piece of furniture of your choice and be critical: does the depth of the seat fully support you? Is the seat too high, cutting off the blood circulation in your upper legs? Or is it too low, making it difficult for you to stand up again?

6. At your adviser: how do I choose the right upholstery? Your interior adviser and the Leolux Design Center have a tremendous selection of samples to aid you. To get good advice, take your character collage with you (see 2), or at least samples of the colours in your room! 7. At your adviser: how do I choose quality? You will find descriptions of the userfriendliness of the Leolux leather sorts in this annual. The fabric collection is too diverse for a good overview. Specifications of the durability and colour-fastness of all the upholstery in our collection are known. Ask your adviser for the details.

The Leolux guarantee applies to the upholstery: the conditions can be found in the technical section at the back of this annual. 8. At your adviser: how do I decorate my interior? You can create a real Leolux atmosphere by working with one of our in-house artists. Our collection includes silk-screen prints as well as unique paintings and sculptures. There are also Leolux rugs enabling your Leolux furniture to blend in even better. They are tailor-made both in size and colour, so that they perfectly match your furniture.

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3-seat sofa

220

41,5

34,5

Connection sofa AL 2x back

247

215

247

160

90

105

Footstool

39

41

200

112

200

1,5-seat unit NA

56

3-seat sofa unit AR

Corner unit back R

58

56-78 3-seat sofa unit AL

112

2,5-seat sofa unit AR

Corner unit back L

Corner unit

105

136

41

56-78

160

137

Connection sofa AR 2x back

1,5-seat unit NA

112

44

94

2,5-seat sofa unit AL

93

48

94

Love-seat position

Connection sofa AL 1 back

215

2,5-seat sofa unit AL/AR

Chaise longue position

108

108

112

112

180

90

078 Akka Design: Stefan Heiliger, 2004

Occasional table

78

37 108

Footstool with rotating table leaf

41

41

112

84

108 Connection sofa AR 1 back

84 135

Footstool Hollow

37 234

2,5-seat sofa 56-78

Armchair 56-78

34 72

234

41

052 B flat Design: Andreas Berlin, 2005

Coffee table

Footstool

78

120 171

224 Aditi Design: Minimal Design, 2002

3-seater, plus, single back L/R back extended

40

71/79 149

AL/AR = Arm Left / Right • NA = No Arm • FL/FR = Footstool Left / Right

3-seater, plus, single back L/R back standard

Element footstool L/R, plus

41

070 Archipel Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2004

56-78

Technical illustrations

137

137

90

137

2-seat sofa

2,5-seat sofa

3-seat sofa

3,5-seat sofa

219 Barilo Design: Busk & Hertzog, 2011

3,5-seat sofa

Footstool

Occasional table

49

Rotating armchair

36 36

93

86

86

1,5-seat unit NA

174

210

1,5-seat unit AL/AR

248

248

3-seat unit AL/AR

1,5-seat unit footstool R/L

226 Blocco Design: Scooter & Partners, 2004

Coffee table

94

164

93

73

81

Chaise longue AL/AR 81

149

81

74

36

38

90

36

81

Armchair large 44

76

Armchair small

50

134 Antonia Royale Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 1996/2010

73 93

105

197

197

164

164

105

Footstool 124 x 55

Footstool 62 x 55

Footstool 90 x 90

208 Calbuco Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2005

Dining room table extendable

117

55 62

90

105

125

124

90

130

55

75

42

Corner unit round

42

81 97

Corner unit 23º

42

81 117

Corner unit 90º

81

105

105

130

150

248 | Technical illustrations

210

All dimensions are approximate. Wrinkling is unavoidable on Leolux products because of the design and the level of chosen comfort.

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74

98

98

41-44

80-83

242

156

41-44

80-83 98

41-44

80-83

1,5-seat unit NA

98

41-44

80-83

204

3-seat unit AL/AR

98

41-44

80-83 98

40

2,5-seat unit AL/AR

156

188

188

85

Footstool

Footstool 41,5

41-44

41-44

Corner unit 90Âş 41-44

Corner unit round 80-83

End unit 1,5-seat footstool L/R

95

159

162

162

125

56

67

125

125

103

40

96

223

172

64 95

chaise longue

connection sofa with short back L/R 74

40

40

84 255

190

41-44 117

101

80-83

155

3,5-seat sofa

40

95

Footstool

101

96

96

connection footstool

(connection) 3,5-seat sofa

3-seat unit NA 74

2,5-seat unit NA

40

74

1,5-seat unit NA

98

79

1,5-seat unit AL/AR

110 Collana Design: Andreas Berlin, 2009

80-83

44

79

240

80-83

220

41-44

200

3-seat sofa

2,5-seat sofa

Love Seat

98

98 180

83

Rotating armchair 41-44

75 100

Armchair

98

102 Cuno Design: Cuno Frommherz, 2008

Dining room table

80-83

194 Cameleon Design: Norbert Beck, 2010

125

142

56

223 95

130

130

230

158

183

75

41

75

Chaise longue AL/AR XL

211

236

163

147

41

208

2,5-seat unit AL/AR

95

95

109

109 Footstool 95 x 61

3,5-seat unit AL/AR AL/AR XL

75

3-seat unit AL/AR XL

135

135

160

160

2,5-seat sofa

3-seat sofa

61 186

186

211

211

95

140 Diva Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2009

Footstool

55

95

130

3,5-seat sofa

44

79

Armchair

44

41

78 221

80

108

Chaise longue AR/AL

158 / 170

221

102

41

41

75

41 108

41

78 278

64

108 258

Connection sofa short back right/left

108

108/120

41

78

258

158 3-seat unit AL/FR

130

86

250 | Technical illustrations

3,5-seat sofa XL

102

230

41

78 108/120

41

78 108

158

3-seat unit AR/FL

278

3-seat sofa XL

Footstool

3-seat unit FR/FL

2-seat unit AL/AR

111

3-seat sofa 75

75

41 100

260 1,5-seat unit FR/FL

2,5-seat sofa

80

108/120

220 23° Corner unit

Chaise longue AL/AR 2-seat sofa

41

088 Daja Design: Maly Hoffmann Kahleyss, 2011

3-seat unit AL/AR

108/120

41

78

1,5-seat unit AL/AR

41

1,5-seat unit NA

3-seat sofa

2,5-seat sofa

78

096 Copparo Design: Gabriele Assmann, 2010

174

210

247,5

125

All dimensions are approximate. Wrinkling is unavoidable on Leolux products because of the design and the level of chosen comfort.

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080 Formi Design: Frans Schrofer, 2002

Armchair

68

62

87

67

37

Footstool

100

49

101

Armchair

41

208 Doppler Design: Axel Enthoven, 2005

88

3,5-seat sofa

204 Freyr Design: Erik Munnikhof, 2003

Dining-room chair

92

Armchair

150

35

85

221 Gozo Design: Kai Stania, 2011

51

79

69

97

56 109

109

79

51

51

39

75,5

128 Hemingway Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2003

240

44

79,5

240

98,5

212

Armchair 76

97

97

212

57

Connection sofa AL/AR

39

75,5

2-seat unit, footstool L/R

190

203

Coffee table

45

109

109

190

194

194

168

51

Footstool 97x109 39

39

39

75,5

39

75,5

Footstool 56x109

55

2-seat end unit, footstool L/R

2-seat end unit, back L/R

3-seat sofa

51

150

194

194

2,5-seat sofa

89

164

164

Footstool

Armchair

110

109

45

79 120

130 Goncharov Design: Braun & Maniatis, 2003

Chaise longue AL/AR 75,5

82

42,5

2,5-seat unit AL/AR

203

Rotating chair

80

55 203

39

75,5

2-seat unit AL/AR

178

97

97

39

75,5

1,5-seat unit NA

178

197

39

167

056 Gisa Design: Jane Worthington, 2005

90/96,5

74

Footstool Footstool

Connection sofa AR/AL

85

85 93

122 Faya Lobi Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2003

79

2,5-seat sofa unit AL/AR

2,5-seat sofa

43

74

2-seat sofa

250

43

Chair

225

41

200

43

175

126 Entrada Design: Natalie Buijs, 2008

54

55

95

57

40

41/43

Footstool

45

3-seat sofa

2,5-seat sofa

84

2-seat sofa

84,5

150 Enora Design: Frans Schrofer, 2011

66

79,5

252 | Technical illustrations

All dimensions are approximate. Wrinkling is unavoidable on Leolux products because of the design and the level of chosen comfort.

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206

119

92

35-40 81 88

125

202 Lirio Design: Frans Schrofer, 2011

65

90

Armchair

65 65

220,5

Coffee table

Coffee table

127

74

220

210 Izaki Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2004

80

80

75

35

223 Magnolia Design: Arjan Moors, 2007

Dining room table

40

133

202 Indus Design: A Design Studio, 2011

35-40 83

44,5

61 97

44,5 119

Coffee table

88

92

65

206

3-seat sofa 85

Love-seat

115

Coffee table

48

115

218 Liliom Design: Norbert Beck, 2010

43,5

084 Howlo Design: Cuno Frommherz, 2002

83 95

44,5

83

226

2-seat end with low backrest

Unit 1-seat NA

Corner unit with short backrest L/R

3-seat unit AL/AR

95

95

44,5

83

1,5-seat unit AL/AR

44,5

3-seat sofa

83

144 Howlazy Design: Cuno Frommherz, 2003

240

260

192 Mobius Design: Stefan Heiliger, 2010

Dining room table extendable

Armchair

Armchair

94

63

75

49

85

Dining room table extendable

74

64 175/230

Element arm left Chaise longue left

Element arm right Chaise longue left

Element arm left Chaise longue right

40

40

85

Connection footstool

154

253

214 Natello Design: Daniel Figueroa, 2005

253

87

103

45

45

58

58

45

75

45

94

66

66

72

254 | Technical illustrations

253

Dining-room chair 84

Armchair low back

253

84

Armchair high back

61

90

87 154

212 Kilenge Design: Hugo de Zeeuw/Scooter & Partners, 2001

Footstool

40

Element arm right Chaise longue right

157

87

87

41

85

038 Morena Design: Stefan Heiliger, 2010 84

"Moving Moments Seat" backrest left high

"Moving Moments Seat" backrest right high

41

066 Kikko Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2000

64

200/260

55

61

All dimensions are approximate. Wrinkling is unavoidable on Leolux products because of the design and the level of chosen comfort.

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Footstool

140

140 1,5-seat pivot point right

1,5-seat pivot point left

Footstool

3-seat pivot point left & right

Footstool

3-seat 2x pivot point left

3-seat 2x pivot point right

2,5-seat sofa

3-seat sofa

76

103

103

103

202

Chaise longue large AL/AR

2-seat unit AL/AR

87

Chaise longue medium AL/AR

210

173

144

85

198 Pyrite Design: Norbert Beck, 2010

173

96

96

Dining-room chair “Twist”

46,5

Dining-room chair “Palo”

96

64

34

62

206 Quantissimo Design: Frans Schrofer, 2000

62

Armchair low back

47-49

98-100

Armchair high back

62

2,5-seat sofa unit AR/AL

76

2,5-seat sofa unit FR/FL

58

95-108

95-108 202-228

37

71-67

71-67

71-67

71-67 95-108 95-108

Footstool

2,5-seat unit NA

39

95-108

95

1,5-seat unit NA

2,5-seat sofa

39

95-108

Corner unit

39

71-67

Swivel chair

39

152

Connection sofa 2,5-seat AL FR / AR FL

105

Free-standing 2,5-seat AL FR / AR FL

1-67

1-67

39

39

39

39

1-67

All dimensions are approximate. Wrinkling is unavoidable on Leolux products because of the design and the level of chosen comfort. 1-67

150

64

39

95

256 | Technical illustrations

058 Rising Dunes Design: Braun & Maniatis, 2007

Armchair

34

80

Armchair

34

042 Parabolica Design: Stefan Heiliger, 2009

64

95-108

91

67

68

82

40

62

47-49

61

Armchair

Dining-room chair “Outline”

83-85

61

Dining-room chair “Fino” 80

Footstool

60,5

29,5

41

60,5

83,5

53,5

73

202

96

Armchair Pallone Puppy

86

80

202

75

Armchair Pallone

068 Papageno Design: Jan Armgardt, 1993

64

43 58

88

178

81

060 Pallone Design: Boonzaaijer/Mazairac/ De Scheemaker, 1989

103 103

42 / 43,5

103

105

43

103

103

82

132 Pupilla Design: Gabriele Assmann, 1998

Footstool

Armchair

240

103

220

159

142 Ottana Design: Frans Schrofer, 2009

200

42 / 43,5

180

103

100

36

68

74,5

118 Ponton Design: Braun & Maniatis, 2008

36

130

68

155

36

Dining room table

130

155 130

36

165

36

240

92

68

210

130

105

110

165

78

74,5

74,5

74,5

220 Piatra Design: Norbert Beck, 2010

Dining room table

36

Dining room table

Dining room table

Dining room table 74,5

206 Niobe Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2009

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58

37

71 95-108 71-67

49

88

95-108

230-243

Armchair armrest upholstered

100

52

43,5 52

34

34

33

33

44

Dining room chair upholstered armrests ‘Butterfly’

072 Tango Design: Jan Armgardt, 1984

2-seat sofa

3-seat sofa

67

93

49

Dining room chair without armrest ‘Dancer’

43

Dining room chair with armrest ‘Orchid’

81

72

84

46

46

43

47

80

34

Footstool smile

Footstool one eye

Occasional table

34

30

46,5

82

222 Tam-Tam/Bongo Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 1995/2002

Footstool

Armchair

188 Spring Design: Cuno Frommherz, 2010

Dining-room chair

58

58

81

83

42

79

Dining-room chair

45

221 Talos Design: Scooter & Partners, 2006

Armchair

176 Sjamaan Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 1998

62

59

45

032 Sella Design: Patrick Belli, 2011

167

83

74

73

73

84

43,5

78

43

Armchair wooden armrest 78

230-243

148 Talassa Design: Scooter & Partners, 2006

2,5-seat sofa

Tablita grande

33

Tablita

33

71 95-108

95-108

95-108

71-67

71-67

71-67 95-108

227 Tablita Design: Scooter & Partners, 2005 39

205

105

Free-standing 2,5-seat AL FR / AR FL 39

73

152

Connection sofa 2,5-seat AL FR / AR FL 39

39

Armchair

76

2,5-seat sofa unit FR/FL

176-189

074 Scylla Design: Gerard Vollenbrock, 1996

71 95-108

71

71 95-108

95-108

202-228

39

95-108

2,5-seat sofa unit AR/AL

39

058 Rising Dunes Design: Braun & Maniatis, 2007

39

39

39 95-108

172-192

258 | Technical illustrations

33

Coffee table Cubic

225 Trovo Design: Scooter & Partners, 2008

Coffee table

80

80

33

140-190

203-223

57

140-190

Coffee table

100

Coffee table Elegance

80

222 Tablet Design: Hugo de Ruiter, 2000

52

34

54

80

100

All dimensions are approximate. Wrinkling is unavoidable on Leolux products because of the design and the level of chosen comfort.

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3-seat half angle unit AR/AL swing

2,5-seat half angle unit AR/AL low

3-seat half angle unit AR/AL low

105

2,5-seat half angle unit AR/AL swing

215

046 Vol de Rêve Design: Jane Worthington, 2006

Large corner unit

255 Footstool

1,5-seat unit NA

40

Footstool

190/242

160/212

240

220/272

95

115

122

110

100

100

137

55

220

112

200

180

137

90

90

Corner unit 90°

41,5

84

75

Dining room table

225

95

200 Vivre Largo Design: Minimal Design, 2002/2010

245

220

200

240

220/272

190/242

160/212

100

180

220/272/324

190/242/294

51

Occasional table

38

227 Voici Design: Jane Worthington, 2006

35

Footstool

49

95 86

046 Vol de Rêve Design: Jane Worthington, 2006

154

85

2,5-seat sofa

154

2-seat unit AR/AL Swing

3,5-seat sofa

3-seat unit AR/AL Swing

2-seat unit AR/AL Low

3-seat unit AR/AL Low

95

41,5

84

Love Seat

Footstool 2-seat

55

55

2-seat sofa

42

88

Armchair

49

082 Volare Design: Jan Armgardt, 1998

132

209 3-seat half angle unit AR/AL swing

2,5-seat half angle unit AR/AL low

191

161

201

3-seat half angle unit AR/AL low

105

2,5-seat half angle unit AR/AL swing

151

254

215

245

255 Footstool

>>

Footstool

40

1,5-seat unit NA

112

All dimensions are approximate. Wrinkling is unavoidable on Leolux products because of the design and the level of chosen comfort. 95

137

260 |

Corner unit 90°

41,5

84

Large corner unit

225

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EXIT NO. 8

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A67 VENLO A2 MAASTRICHT

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HouRs oF oPEning: Monday - Thursday 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Friday 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. By CAR: On the A50 near Eindhoven take Exit 6 (Ekkersrijt / Centrum) and follow the signs to Ekkersrijt. At the traffic lights turn right (Meubelplein). The Leolux Design Center is 250 metres down on the left. PuBLIC TRANSPORT: Eindhoven Station, number 11 bus towards Son, Meubelplein Ekkersrijt near the Leolux Design Center. AIRPORTS: Eindhoven, Brussels, Amsterdam.

EXIT NO. 8

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OUDENRIJN

GEWERBEGEBIET BOCKUM (INDUSTRIAL ESTATE)

TRAFFIC LIGHTS

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KANALENEILAND

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HouRs oF oPEning: Monday to Saturday 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. On late night shopping day (Thursday) open from 9.30 am to 9.00 pm. By CaR: A) From the A27 Hilversum / A28 Amersfoort: Follow the route to “Rotterdam/Den Haag” and then to “Nieuwegein/Jaarbeurs”, take exit 17 “Kanaleneiland/Jaarbeurs”, and at the end of the exit turn right (Europalaan), turn left at the roundabout (Beneluxlaan), follow the tram track and go straight on at the next roundabout. The DesignCenter is on your left. You can park on the right (car park behind the flats). B) From the A12 from Arnhem: Follow “Nieuwegein-Jaarbeurs”, then as for A. C) From the A12 from Rotterdam-The Hague: At Ouderijn follow “Amsterdam”, then “Centrum/ring Utrecht-West”, take exit 8 “Utrecht Centrum”, and at the end of the exit turn right, turn right at the traffic lights. The Design-Center is on your right. Parking is in front of the Design-Center. D) From the A27 / A2 Den Bosch: Take exit 8 “Utrecht Centrum”, then as for C. E) From the A2 from Amsterdam: Take exit 8 “Utrecht Centrum”, and at the end of the exit turn left, then as for C. PuBLiC TRansPoRT: At Utrecht station take the fast tram to Nieuwegein. Get off at the stop “5 Mei Plein”, near the Leolux-Design-Center. aiRPoRTs: Eindhoven, Amsterdam. A detailed route description can be found on www.leolux.com

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A2

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EXIT KREFELD GARTENSTADT

TRAFFIC LIGHTS

IKEA

Exit 6

B27

1st TRAFFIC LIGHTS

CROESELAAN

TÜV

LEoLux DEsign CEnTER KREFELD-noRDRHEin-wEsTFaLEn

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Elbestraße 39 D-47800 Krefeld-Gartenstadt T +49 (0)2151 943 660 F +49 (0)2151 943 650

Monreposstraße 55 D-71634 Ludwigsburg T +49 (0)7141 324 01 F +49 (0)7141 324 46

HouRs oF oPEning: Monday to Friday 10.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

HouRs oF oPEning: Monday to Friday Saturday

By CaR: Take the A57 highway until the Krefeld-Gartenstad exit. Exit the highway and continue towards Krefeld. At the first set of traffic-lights turn left, following the signpost for TÜV. Then at the second crossroads turn left onto the Magdeburgerstraße. After approximately 300 metres, directly after the tramrails, turn right onto the Elbestraße. The LeoluxDesign-Center is on the left-hand side after 250 metres.

By CaR: Take the A81 Stuttgart-Heilbronn and exit the highway at the Ludwigsburg-Nord exit, driving in the direction of Ludwigsburg over the B27 (Frankfurterstraße). Turn left at the first set of traffic lights (Monreposstraße) and then immediately take the first right. The Leolux-Design-Center is located 150 metres on the right-hand side.

PuBLiC TRansPoRT: From Krefeld Central Station take 042 tram, getting off at the “BochumFriedhof” (cemetery) stop. Walking on to the next traffic lights, turn right onto Emil-Schäferstraße, then after approximately 50 metres onto Elbestraße.

aiRPoRT: Stuttgart.

10.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

A detailed route description can be found on www.leolux.com

aiRPoRTs: Düsseldorf, Mönchengladbach, Cologne-Bonn, Niederrhein. A detailed route description can be found on www.leolux.com

Leolux Design Centers are open six days a week and on special occasions. For more information about events, route descriptions and an overview of the models on display, go to www.leolux.com

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Bergensesteenweg 423A B-1600 Sint-Pieters-Leeuw T +32 (0)2 331 27 70 F +32 (0)2 331 30 18 HouRs oF oPEning: Monday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. By CaR: Follow the E19 to the ring-road around Brussels and then follow the sign Charleroi/Mons/Paris (keep right). After about 10 km you will see exit 16 (N6), “Sint-Pieters-Leeuw - Anderlecht.” At the end of the exit turn right towards Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Halle. You are now on the Steenweg op Bergen (Mons) road. The Leolux-Design-Center is approximately 4 km on your left. PuBLiC TRansPoRT: Approaching from the station Brussels South (Bruxelles Midi) take bus HL (HL is crossed through). Get off at the stop Bergensesteenweg. The Leolux-Design-Center is about 100 metres away. aiRPoRTs: Brussels, Charleroi. A detailed route description can be found on www.leolux.com Besides Leolux, in this “house full of the unique and beautiful” you will find the collection from its partner Siematic.

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Leolux Dealers Leolux works with a network of specialised dealers. Our products are always sold via the Leolux dealer. In their stores they will be happy to help you with comprehensive advice, but they are also your contact when it comes to the purchase and delivery of your Leolux furniture. Leolux Brandstores Leolux operates brandstores in a number of world cities: a concept specifically developed for countries where Leolux does not have a nationwide dealer network. These brandstores present seating from Leolux exclusively based on the Leolux concept, together with art and accessories from well-known brands. You’ll find addresses of the Leolux brandstores at www.leolux.com

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