"Timeless and shapely lifestyle design made by Philippi".
For almost 20 years, the Philippi company has had its home in Hamburg. In the bright and friendly rooms, Jan Philippi and his employees dedicate themselves to the beautiful things in life.
Here form follows function, the material is of high quality, love is in the detail and a clear line is the principle. The designers bring their ideas into the house, develop them further with Jan Philippi and build prototypes until their latest piece is finally launched on the market and ends up here in this shop.
In search of the perfect shape
The high-quality home accessories, travel companions and gift ideas from Hamburg correspond to the sense of style of modern, discerning people and convey a clear message: good design lives through reduction to the essentials and the idea of its timelessness. No frills, no superfluous lines, no running after short-lived trends! But instead new designs, elegant-puristic forms, first-class materials, best functionality. Working together with designers and manufacturers to find the perfect shape and finish for each individual product of his brand - that is what company boss Jan Philippi is all about, that is his passion.
A Hanseatic who loves design
Jan Philippi, a foreign trade merchant from Hamburg, has long had a penchant for clear forms. But first he had to deal with the distribution of hi-fi equipment in a Hanseatic trading house. He soon discovered that some of these products really annoyed him: they were simply too ugly. As a man of action, he tried to improve and beautify something here, because phono furniture, he thought, can also look good...
At the end of the 80s, the demand for consumer goods increased in Germany and Jan Philippi travelled to many countries on behalf of the company, where he established contacts with competent companies. However, at that time mass instead of class was in demand - a trend that Philippi, as a friend of quality products, did not want to follow. Disappointed by the taste of the times, he found a courageous solution: the path to self-employment.
Two shops and one ideal
In 1992 Jan Philippi opened two shops in Hamburg and stocked them with goods that came close to his ideal of simple, clear and modern design articles. With fresh ideas, inspiration from his many travels and an unerring sense for good design, he tracked down companies that were able to turn his design visions into reality. Inspired by this progress, he soon ventured from retail to wholesale.
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