At the end of the `80’s, former professional Bayern Munich footballer, Bobby Dekeyser, decided to develop high quality outdoor furniture that could stand up to wind and weather. He used his family’s know-how, they had owned a plastics manufacturing plant for decades, to develop a new, uniquely sturdy synthetic fibre. This was the cornerstone of DEDON furniture. In 1990 Bobby Dekeyser founded DEDON and registered this unique fibre as an international trademark. The beginning of an unparalleled success story. The basis for this success is a highly durable synthetic fiber called HULARO, which is produced at the company’s North German headquarters in Luneburg. Its properties are further developed in the company’s own labs under constant monitoring; a total of more than 100 technicians work in our development department. They create new mixtures to produce the colours and visual.
Philippe Starck is a high-profile French designer and architect who has been inventing continuously for the past few decades. Born in Paris in 1949, he founded his first design company after leaving the École Nissim de Camondo at 19. His commission to design the private rooms of François Mitterrand at the Elysée Palace cemented his international reputation in 1982. This indefatigable designer with a vision of a better world has maintained for years that an object has to be good before it can be beautiful. His countless international awards confirm that his design motto is a good one.