Minimalism, design and function.
Made from fine, square-section metal tubing, the RACK range consists of a rectangular wall-mounted coat holder, round or rectangular coat stands, umbrella stands and console tables. The tubing is finished in a choice of smoked chrome with optional smoked glass tops for the coat rack and console table, or black or white powder coating with optional, back-painted, clear glass tops to match. The racks can be complemented with small hooks in a matching finish, available to order in sets of four. Mounted low down, RACK becomes a shelf for everyday odds and ends that can be conveniently deposited or picked up in passing. The umbrella stands can be upturned and used as side tables. Purist and practical. Can be inverted for use as side table.
Creating new space: Fritz Frenkler and Anette Ponholzer ( f/p design) succeed in a unique way with the products they create. In 2000 the two designers established f/p design deutschland gmbh in Germany, followed by f/p design japan inc. in 2003. In the preceding years Fritz Frenkler was General Manager of frogdesign Asia, ran the wiege Wilkhahn Entwicklungsgesellschaft development company and was Head of Design for the German rail company Deutsche Bahn AG. Since 2006 this creative all-rounder has also been Professor for Industrial Design at Munich’s Technical University. Anette Ponholzer worked initially in New York after gaining her diploma in industrial design, followed like Frenkler by a period with wiege Wilkhahn. In 2007 she was guest professor for interior design at the Stuttgart College of Advanced Technology. The range of products that f/p have designed extends from furniture to lighting and domestic appliances, audio/video and communication equipment. f/p design also undertakes shopfitting and exhibition stand work. Clients from Asia, Europe and the USA bear witness to its international competence, and it has gained many awards.