Originally the company Richard Lampert was only a carpenter's workshop, operated by Karl Lampert in the 1980s. Through the years and under the command of his son and grandson the little workshop grew to become a stately furniture factory, at times employing as many as 150 workers.
As Richard Lampert joined the company in the 1970s the business was experiencing an economic crisis. Soon after his father suffered a heart attack and soon the bills couldn't be paid anymore. Richard Lampert needed young designers to help his company, but establishing first contacts was harder than he had expected.
At a side event to the Cologne furnishing show Richard Lampert first met Maarten Van Severen, among others. Van Severen introduced Lampert to his newest idea. It was a sideboard made of massive aluminium. However, he didn't like the design, because the sideboard could not have entered mass production, which made it simply an expensive individual piece for wealthy customers. But Lampert never intended to produce furniture for rich people.
Later at this same event Richard Lampert happened upon Eric Degenhardt. Degenhardt's designs were also very far from reality, but Richard Lampert felt inspired and desperately wanted to work with him. After several busy years they launched among others the “Cup” seat, which was successfully established on the market.
In the meantime Richard Lampert's design team is made up of several young creative designers. Just to name a few: Arik Levy, Patrick Frey, Markus Boge, and Marco Dessi.
A furniture classic by Richard Lampert is the Eiermann 1 table, which is distinguished by its versatile applicability and combination possibilities. For many years the Eiermann 1 table had “vanished” from the market, but Richard Lampert rediscovered it.
The Eiermann 1 table was designed by Egon Eiermann in the year 1953. The original construction had slanted cross braces that were located on one level. With this simple design Eiermann created the ideal stability and use of materials. And this exactly is what makes the Eiermann 1 table's design so exquisite and special.
In the year 1995 Richard Lampert received the production rights for the table from the Eiermann family. The company Richard Lampert had been producing the Eiermann 1 table in its original version ever since, but also created a collapsible variation. Richard Lampert also offers the Eiermann 2 table from the year 1965. This product is also called an Eiermann creation, although he wasn't the actual designer. However, it resembles the original remarkably and is internationally known by this name.
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