anthologie quartett commissions a range of products, created by architects and designers with very different - often contrary - design philosophies.
in an age in which almost any product can be made in almost any location, anthologie quartett attaches great importance to having the designs created in the regions and places of europe where the materials and applied technologies are especially typical: bohemia, tuscany, veneto, impruneta, lauscha, limoges, murano or vietri, to name but a few.
the majority of these are contemporary designs specially created for anthologie quartett; besides these contemporary design concepts, however, anthologie quartett also offers a (select) number of products which it considers to be particularly historically relevant, making them (re)-accessible for the first time.
however, anthologie quartett does not just see itself as a maker of contemporary or historically important products; in its company-owned museum MUS´ign it also exhibits a number of very individual design concepts that have never been seen on the market before.
anthologie* quartett came into existence in september 1983 as a collection of the architecture, design, art and fashion gallery quartett in hannover. it presented its first collection at the cologne furniture fair in january 1984 and the milan furniture fair in september 1984, with designs from bellefast, borek sipek, ettore sottsass, matteo thun and daniel weil.
in 1987 anthologie quartett became detached from quartett and was launched as an independent company with its registered office in schloss hünnefeld/bad essen in lower saxony.
in 1989 the best friends - modern jewelry collection premiered at the milan furniture fair. in 1990 the design museum MUS`ign was launched in the westphalian castle hollwinkel.
in the 1980s anthologie quartett above all commissioned a large number of accessories and objects from more than 50 ..