11 January 2017

Poltrona Frau for the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, will be inaugurated on 11 and 12 January 2017. Even now, the Elbphilharmonie is considered to be Hamburg's new landmark.

Poltrona Frau Contract has furnished 2,100 seats for the Grand Hall, the main concert hall.

The Elbphilharmonie consists of two historically and esthetically diverging elements that blend old and new in a fascinating way. The mid-1960s-built, red-brick warehouse is crowned with a mesmerizing glass construction that mirrors the river Elbe, the sky, the harbour and the inner city in ever-changing light.

The building houses three auditoria, a hotel and 45 private apartments.

The Grand Hall, situated at a height of 50 metres above ground level, is the heart of the building. The design is unique: it follows the vineyard design, with the stage in the middle of the auditorium and rows of seats rising up in steep tiers around it.

The Grand Hall provides an excellent listening experience from every seat. And with no seat being further away than 30 metres from the conductor it has, in all its grandeur, a surprising intimacy.

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