"It still brings me such joy that our family firm always was and still is based on enthusiasm for the craft itself combined with a great love for fabrics. The fact that this has been and still is the case, from generation to generation, is something quite magnificent!"
"If I didn't have fabrics, I just wouldn't know how to decorate!"
"Zimmer + Rohde is a family company. The human touch underpins everything here – amongst colleagues and with customers. You don't find that everywhere. We're proud of that."
"Real chic is certainly a mixture of the classical and the modern. The Zimmer + Rohde collections get right to the heart of that mix! That's why we live with them in our own homes!"
"Zen and calmness are etched into the way we live today here in Hong Kong – far removed from the strong red colour of former years. The hectic lifestyle awakens a need for a place where your thoughts can find peace. That's why we value the quiet, sophisticated design inherent in Zimmer + Rohde fabrics."
"I like design to be visually powerful, intellectually elegant, and above all timeless."
"It's in our nature as human beings to need textiles for our 'nest' – they do us good and they have value. When we touch the cover of an armchair, it triggers an emotional response within us. We interact with fabric. So the way a surface and its texture feels are very important aspects."
"So many of our projects have been a success because of the Zimmer + Rohde fabrics. We've often decorated whole houses in them!"
"To my eyes a Zimmer + Rohde fabric brings an interior to life. Colour and emotion, even happiness come into play and that's just what people need."
"For me the challenge is all about manufacturing the finest and most beautiful quality possible… we don't do average here."
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Nicole von Alvensleben, New York | Luca Vignelli, New York | Elisabeth Berkau, Munich