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Bárbara Giménez Weinbaum is an Argentine-Spanish designer who lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.

Bárbara Giménez Weinbaum

Career[edit | edit source]

Born in 1977 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Bárbara completed her studies at Madrid School of Architecture in 2003. After holding several positions in international planning offices, she moved to Germany in 2006 and founded a publishing house for home magazines. Besides her work as a publisher, Bárbara has devoted herself to establishing an interior design label: WEINBAUMS. Giménez Weinbaum focuses on careful redefinitions of contemporary design classics. Her elegant two-seater "Butterfly Twin Chair" received the distinguished red dot design award in March 2013. In addition, WEINBAUMS was nominated for the German Design Award in 2015 and received the A' Design Award in 2017.[1] [2] [3]

Company[edit | edit source]

WEINBAUMS, headquartered in Leipzig, creates, manufactures and markets contemporary design furniture.

Butterfly Twin Chair[edit | edit source]

WEINBAUMS Butterfly Twin Chair

Bárbara Giménez Weinbaum has reinterpreted one of the most influential design classics of the 20th century. Weinbaum has expanded the sculptural forms of the Hardoy Butterfly Chair and translated them into a sofa. Based on the draft by Bonet, Kurchan and Ferrari-Hardoy, the resulting two-seater picks up the harmonious geometry of the original design and offers seating comfort. It is a timeless eye-catcher and aesthetic sofa in one.

The Butterfly Twin Chair was awarded in March 2013 for high design quality with the renowned red dot award. In particular, the careful reinterpretation of one of the 20th century’s most influential design classics helped winning over the 37-member jury of experts.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Butterfly Twin Chair | Design Products & Projects, Living & bedroom furniture, Sofas | Red Dot 21". Red Dot 21. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  2. "Butterfly Twin Chair - Nominee - Home & Decoration - German Design Award". www.german-design-award.com (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  3. Studios, OMC Design. "Butterfly Twin Chair Double seater". competition.adesignaward.com. Retrieved 2018-04-08.

External links[edit | edit source]

Designer portrait on Archiproducts

Article from midcenturyhome.com on the origins of the Hardoy Butterfly Chair and the Butterfly Twin Chair (English)

Press release in El Confidencial about the deisgner (Spanish)

Article from the Germany-based home magazine Schöner Wohnen on Bárbara Giménez Weinbaum and the Butterfly Twin Chair (German)


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