In 1955 Prince Bentheim Tecklenburg and Leo Lübke began manufacturing upholstered furniture in Rheda-Wiedenbrück under the name of COR - Latin for heart. This was because three hearts embellished the coat of arms of the founders. Barely a year later it was honoured with the first of many awards - the march of COR into the nations homes had begun. With the swinging sixties came Conseta, the seventies Trio, the eighties Zyklus and today Clou, Sera, Pando, Zelda, Arthe...
Autumn 1954: the "Upholstered Furniture Factory" is founded by Leo Lübke – in the name of his son Helmut Lübke – and His Highness Prince Adolf of Bentheim-Tecklenburg. The company is registered in the name of Helmut Lübke, who takes over the reins at the ripe old age of 18 and goes on to steer the firm through 40 successful years.
Michael Bayer designed an upholstered seating unit which consisted of 5 elements and therefore was called "QUINTA". It was the first modular programme of this kind, allowing for entirely new and flexible interior design.
In 1964 F. W. Möller designs the greatest success in COR’s history: Conseta, one of the world’s first modular furniture programmes.
In 1969 sees the start of COR’s highly productive relationship with Designer Peter Maly. A relative unknown at the time, he designs the seating group Trinom.
In the seventies Orbis, designed by Luigi Colani, became one of the most successful furniture models of the day.
saw the arrival on the scene of Trio from Schweizer team form ag. In 1994, exactly 25 years after the first design sketch, the same designers produced a "new" Trio that successfully recaptured those glory days.
Helmut Lübke handed over the reins to his son Leo.
Arthe, designed by Prof. Wulf Schneider + Partner, is awarded the “Roter Punkt” for "High Design Quality", ..