Salone del Mobile
18 – 23 April

We are very pleased to finally be able to invite you to the Salone del Mobile in Milan @isaloniofficial again. From april 18 to 23, in Pavillion 4, Stand M06, we will present our novelties – among them the F8 by Geckeler Michels.

Salone del Mobile
F8 »Hatch« Armchair

F8 »Hatch«
Sculpture in the room

Floating plastic or comfortable couch? The new F8 sofa group can do both: Define Spaces and make you happy by sitting comfortably.

It quotes Bauhaus but makes way for the desire for comfort and coziness: the new sofa group from Tecta, consisting of the F8 armchair, F8-2, a two-seater, and F8-3, the new three-seater. The furniture is large enough to be striking sculpture in the room; clear enough to give it support and expression. An ensemble that focuses on striking volume, while the ground clearance under the bench gives it a floating character.
Clear, geometric and yet comfortable is the design of Geckeler Michels, the designer duo from Berlin, which stands for a calm, thoughtful design language. „F8 combines a shell surface with an inserted seat,“ explains David Geckeler, „it cites the cantilever that Tecta‘s cantilever chair DNA stands for. You see the cubic like Gropius, but at the same time you have a sculpture in the space.“

Bringing Bauhaus modernism into today was an exciting challenge for David Geckeler and Frank Michels. „In the past, people tended to focus on conservative seating; today, people like to lounge. F8 is therefore deeper and softer.“ Expressive are the armrests, which with their corduroy and wool fabrics invite you to touch them and feel good. „The form should be articulate, strict, but soft to the touch,“ is what the designers wanted. Hatch manages the leap in scale: to define spaces and simply make people happy by sitting comfortably.

Geckeler Michels

David Geckeler and Frank Michels founded their design studio in Berlin in 2013. The duo formulates innovative positions that consciously incorporate the history of design, contemporary technologies and digital design methods. GECKELER MICHELS’ functionalist approach is usually complemented by a stunning detail or logic that gives the product an exciting and thus lasting story.