COR seating

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COR seating Helmut Lübke
legal form GmbH & Co. KG
founding 1954
Seat Rheda-Wiedenbrück
management Leo Luebke
Number of employees 224 (as of 2018)
sales 39 million euros (as of 2018)
Branch Furniture industry

The COR seating Helmut Lübke GmbH & Co. KG is a furniture company from Rheda-Wiedenbrück in Eastern Westphalia . It is a sister company of the Interlübke company and specializes in high-priced seating furniture. COR products have received the Red Dot Design Award and other renowned design prizes twelve times .


In 1954, the furniture manufacturer Helmut Lübke in Rheda began to produce upholstered furniture with the participation of Prince zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg . COR (Latin heart) was chosen as the brand name because three hearts can be seen in the prince's coat of arms. The COR Sitzmöbel product range is primarily geared towards seating and upholstered furniture.

In 1963 the designer and architect Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller developed a new sofa concept together with COR under the name "Conseta" (Latin: con sedere = to sit together). After the presentation at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne in 1964, it was brought onto the market by COR and is still being built today. The restrained design in straight and strict form with minimally arched seat cushions determines its overall impression. The special thing about it is the modular system that can be linked to form a large number of seating groups. "Conseta" is a design classic.

In 1969 the company started to cooperate with the designer Peter Maly . Among other things, he developed the "Trinom" seating group, the "Cycle" armchair in 1984 and the "Ciro" armchair in 1998. In 1970 Luigi Colani designed the "Orbis" seating furniture model.

In 1972, the Swiss design workshop team form ag designed the "Trio" seating landscape. The very successful living landscape went into a second edition in 1994 and a third in 2015. It was created in January 2016 with an award by the German Design Council award (German Design Council).

Hartmut Esslinger and his team from Frog design created the "COR project" desk system in 1989. In 1994, Simon Desanta created the foldable cantilever chair "Faltschwinger" for COR, which has received several awards for its handiness and shape. Rolf Heide designed the "Campa" table in 1999,

In 1994, Helmut Lübke handed over management to his son Leo Lübke.

The sister company Interlübke only produces living room and bedroom furniture. Both owner-managed family businesses operate separately from one another. Therefore, COR Sitzmöbel was not affected by the temporary insolvency of Interlübke in 2012.

COR has been the exclusive interior designer of the cruise ship MS Europa 2 since May 2013 .

Awards (selection)


  • Home is where the heart is. 50 years of COR seating. Why We Live the Way We Live , Av Edition 2004, ISBN 978-3-89986-030-6

Web links and sources

Individual evidence

  1. Creditreform Magazin, 4/2012 ( Memento from May 16, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  2. a b Furniture manufacturer interlübke before a new beginning ( memento from January 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Elbe-Jeetzel-Zeitung
  3. COR Sitzmöbel, Red Dot Online
  4. ^ Gunda Siebke, Susanne Wittorf: Design classics. The Conseta upholstery system by Friedrich Wilhelm Möller , Birkhäuser Verlag 2002, ISBN 978-3-7643-6871-5 , p. 3f.
  5. ^ Designer. Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller, in: Architecture & Living
  6. Design Lexicon Online
  7. ↑ Home decor at sea. The "MS Europa 2" and COR aim at the modern, casual cruise ship , Architektur & Wohnen-Magazin, online
  8. ^ Good Design 2000

Coordinates: 51 ° 50 ′ 15.5 ″  N , 8 ° 17 ′ 53 ″  E