Happy Birthday! Design classic CONSETA turns 60

Uniting strong principles with infinite variety, the Conseta sofa is not just a milestone in COR’s history but also in design history. The upholstered furniture programme has been winning over private and public spaces for 60 years.

When Conseta was first presented at the Cologne Furniture Fair in 1964 nobody had any inkling of its potential. It took a while for people to get used to the idea of a holistic upholstered furniture system with elements that could be assembled individually and combined in many different ways. After form and design adjustments, the modular system has been shaping the course of COR’s history and commercial success since 1965. Over the years, Conseta has become symbolic of the manufacturer’s pioneering spirit and its designer’s vision. It is a synonym for timeless design.

To this day, the sofa’s adaptability remains its strength. Two-seater, three-seater or multi-seater; two centimetres higher, lower, with upholstered seat cushions fixed to the body; headrest or footrest? Conseta (based on the Latin word “consedere”: sit together) is capable of meeting practically all customer preferences in an aesthetic and functional way. “Conseta is a classic furniture piece that has adapted over time without losing the core aspects of its design,” said Leo Lübke, Managing Partner, on the occasion of Conseta’s birthday.

Family-owned company COR is still evolving the Conseta principle to this day and the design is regularly reviewed to ensure it remains relevant and reflects the times. Some objects have a timelessness that allows them to remain omnipresent for decades in a constantly changing world. Conseta is one of those objects. The sofa’s distinctive lines and simple elegance make it a piece of seating furniture that harmoniously complements a living space, rather than dominating it, thereby leaving scope for individuality.


About the designer F.-W. Möller

After completing an apprenticeship as a carpenter and studying interior design, Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller (1931–1996) from Westphalia started out as a sales representative at COR. His proximity to the company’s customers gave him insights into their seating furniture preferences, which he implemented in a modular programme that adapted to constantly changing needs. The radical simplicity of his design has stood the test of time and is a tribute to the art of furniture making.

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