From March 25, 2011, Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten present the result of a very special encounter: On display in the Viennese showroom is the seating furniture collection Vienna. With their refined aesthetics, the pieces reflect Jean Nouvel’s architectural style. The co-operation between the French architect and the Austrian manufacturer started last year, when Wittmann produced the furniture for Nouvel’s new Viennese hotel Sofitel. “Vienna” consists of a series of modules which can be arranged in diverse ways, as to form a chaise longue or sofas of different lengths. With white, grey and black as domineering colours, the pieces reflect the timeless elegance so typical for Jean Nouvel’s architecture. “As designer, I always point out that I am not a normal designer ... although I rather prefer normal furniture,” says Jean Nouvel. His Wittmann collection complies with this unpretentious approach.