Wilde + Spieth
It is people with vision who breathe life into a company and make its products come alive. Their personal touch, distinctive style and, above all, quality make it all possible. At Wilde + Spieth, this has been the goal and the result of our product design and product development for decades.
The W+S Classic Collection continues to inspire its fans today just as it did years ago. While it conforms to modern requirements, it has not lost any of its original personality.Its many different products, accessories, frame and material colors, types of wood, and stain colors help you to design your own classic.
Egon Eiermann was one of the first to recognise and live the inseparable connection between people, furniture and buildings. WILDE+SPIETH has committed itself to this legacy. Superior design, technical know-how and ingenuity are the foundation for our developments and products, but not at the expense of comfort and convenience.
One of the most famous architects of post-war modernism in Germany. His most famous buildings include the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, the Bonn parliament, the German Embassy in Washington and the Olivetti towers in Frankfurt. With his dedication he inspired not only his students and clients. Just two of his many awards are “The Grand Prize of the BDA” (Federation of German Architects) and Germany’s “Grand Order of Merit”.
The architect came to WILDE+SPIETH looking for suitable shutters for his buildings. In 1948 already he asked the forward-looking question: “Children, can you make chairs too?” A close and friendly cooperation began and together they developed Eiermann’s famous production furniture made of wood and tubular steel in the years and decades that followed.
Professor Egon Eiermann died in 1970 in Baden-Baden.
From the 1950s onwards, the German architect, author and furniture designer Hertha-Maria Witzemann advanced to become one of the most influential interior designers with international regard.
Her best-known projects include the “Porsche emergency housing”, the Stuttgart TV tower, the Chancellor‘s bungalow in Bonn and the reconstruction of the historic Wilhelmspalais (King William‘s Palace) in Stuttgart.
The President and later Honorary President of the BDIA (Federation of German Interior Designers) received the most prestigious awards in the country.
Professor Hertha-Maria Witzemann died in 1999 in Ludwigsburg.
Roland Kohler, born in 1960 in Baden-Baden, studied design and interior design (including under H.-M. Witzemann and A. Votteler) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and architecture at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences.
After working at various architectural firms, including Kammerer + Belz, Stuttgart and Hausmann + Hausmann, Zurich, Kohler became a freelance architect and designer.
He developed and designed capital goods for a range of different industries and at this time the idea of developing chairs in cooperation with WILDE+SPIETH was born. You can see the all round successful results of this cooperation on the following two pages.