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Discover Germany | Design | Behr Ameublement
Behr Ameublement Form and function Humans are creatures that have historically always interacted with their habitat. From early cave painting right up to modern day interior design, as a race we are aware of our environment and driven not only to make it comfortable and functional, but also aesthetically pleasing.
Top left: Modern contemporary interior style Above: Clean lines, colours and design, your dreams brought to life Bottom: Planned, designed and customised storage
TEXT: PHIL GALE | PHOTOS: BEHR AMEUBLEMENT
Behr Ameublement of Lausanne, Switzerland, have taken this age-old mentality to the next level, offering customised furniture combined with their excellent interior design services. It is the never-ending debate with designers: form or function, what comes first? Isabelle Wirthner, Interior Architect at Behr replies with a chuckle:“Both! No, for us the process is simple: we first take into account the function that each of our clients need and then, once we have thought this through we can make sure it is aesthetically pleasing.” Set up in 1990, Behr Ameublement have been supplying private individuals, professionals and collectives with beautiful high quality interiors ever since, Wirthner continues: “All of our products are the top of the range. When working with our clients we
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start with a telephone conversation to get an idea of their needs, visit the location we are working with, and then customise furniture from our suppliers to fulfil the specific needs of the client. Our two fitters then install it. We take care of everything from a to z.” Customised furniture is not the only service on offer from Behr – with two top interior designers they naturally offer that service too.“We take your ideas and turn them into reality. Working closely with our clients we design interiors that not only function for their use, whether it a house, office or workspace, but at the same time reflect the personality of the individual. Our designs are contemporary classic - so modern, but with a classic edge that will give them a long life,” Wirthner explains. The ability to offer function and form, whether it is indi-
vidual pieces of furniture or a whole interior, is no mean feat, but Behr Ameublement achieve just that. Their experience, expertise and creativity will give you an interior that you will certainly be amazed by, and your experience in the home or the office enhanced. www.behr-ameublement.ch
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