(jiří macek) Lucie Koldová entered the world of constant traditions during Design Week in Vienna with an armchair designed for the luxury Viennese tailor’s of Wilhelm Jungmann & Neffe. The armchair symbolizes everything majestic that each suit or fashion accessory from this fashion house can offer to men.
The history of Wilhelm Jungmann & Neffe dates back to the 19th century. Wilhelm Jungmann and his nephew Wilhelm Dukes established it in 1878 based on the previous experiences that Wilhelm Jungmann had with his father Leopold, who founded a very prosperous trade company in 1836. Both the history and status of Wilhelm Jungmann & Neffe can be perceived in the slightest details of their Viennese furniture and fashion house. Lucie Koldová also succumbed to the charm of powerful tradition, craftsmanship, omnipresent aristocracy, and faint haughtiness when she designed a huge palace throne dedicated to the current owner of the company, Mr. Gaugush, for the company’s presentation at Design Week in Vienna.
“It is all about the atmosphere I felt while in the boutique,” explains Koldová about the background of the sturdy armchair, which combines grey shades of fabrics with a delicate thread of shadows and hints – much like men’s suits. “I have designed an armchair for real men,” says Koldová. Those who have seen how her armchair dominates the boutique, filled with history and social hierarchy, flawless assistants, and dozens of textile bolts, do not doubt that real men live in Vienna and purchase their clothes at this exact place.