Designer Egon Eiermann
Architects as designers
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 par- liament, the German Embassy in Washington and the Olivetti towers in Frankfurt.
With his dedication he inspired not only his stu- dents 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 to- gether they developed Eiermann’s famous pro- duction furniture made of wood and tubular steel in the years and decades that followed.
Professor Egon Eiermann died in 1970 in Baden- Baden.