"Aesthetics are a function too"

The manufacturer "Steininger", based in St. Martin, Upper Austria, and now in its third generation, has been fusing traditional craftsmanship and innovative manufacturing techniques with cosmopolitan design since 1933. The mastermind behind it is designer and Managing Director Martin Steininger. Having grown up in his father's workshop, Martin Steininger learned about carpentry from the bottom up. However, it soon became clear that skilled handcraft alone was not enough for him. He began studying new production techniques, refining materials and seeking to make contact with designers and architects. He drew inspiration from Adolf Loos, Joseph Hofmann and Donald Judd – to name but a few of his key sources of influence. His style matured.

 

Today, Martin Steininger works all over the world with Steininger Designers – from Hong Kong to New York. The high-end living concepts are complete interior design solutions in which nothing is left to chance – from the choice of flooring, to the interior fittings, to the lighting – and everything is adapted to meet the customer's wishes and needs, right down to the very last detail. "Aesthetics are a function too" is one of Steininger's mottos. The products and interior designs that are created radiate puristic modernity and luxurious simplicity, with function hidden behind clean-lined aesthetics – in line with the motto.

 

All pieces of furniture are still manufactured in St. Martin, Upper Austria. Manufacturing, project management, assembly and supervision take place in-house under the responsibility of Martin Steininger and his designers. For the customer this means the highest possible quality at all stages of the project. Alongside individuals and business customers, Steininger Designers work with interior designers and project developers and implement complete interior design concepts for properties. The solutions that are realised are always luxurious and extravagant, individually customised to match each customer. And now even go far beyond Austria's national borders.

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