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COR Furniture

German

Cor is Latin for heart, and COR furniture exemplifies the qualities at the heart of exceptional design: practicality, comfort and style. The company's sofaslounge chairs and coffee tables capture the essence of the best of mid-century modernism. Simple silhouettes, quality materials and function-first designs ensure that vintage COR furniture is still in high demand with collectors all over the world.

COR was founded in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, in 1954 by Leo Lübke — in the name of his son, Helmut — and the Prince of Bentheim-Tecklenburg, a northern German county. Nearly a couple of decades prior, in 1937, a manufacturer of bedroom furniture called Interlübke was established by Leo and his brother Hans. The latter’s son Horst, who was managing partner from 1972, retired during the 1990s and his son Helmut Lübke joined Interlübke and shifted the brand’s focus toward modular furniture systems. During the 1980s, the Prince of Bentheim-Tecklenburg left COR and the Lübke family became its sole owner. In 2006, COR-Interlübke retail locations opened their doors.

COR made its mark in 1959 with a sleek modular seating system consisting of five parts called Quinta, which was created by designer Michael Bayer. The upholstered line boasted clean, angular contours and appealed to the day's ever-broadening flexible interior design sensibilities. It remained in production until 1978. The success of the Quinta was followed by the 1964 Conseta system, which featured a sofa and other pieces of seating designed by Friedrich Wilhelm Möller

The following decades saw more successful collaborations with designers like Peter Maly and Luigi Colani. The latter, a German industrial designer born Lutz Colani, created a range of gorgeous organically shaped Space Age seating for BASF and Fritz Hansen, serveware for Rosenthal and worked on automobile designs for Fiat. Colani designed the popular Orbis line for COR during the 1970s. 

In 2000, the Arthe sofa by Wulf Schneider was awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award from the North Rhine-Westphalia Design Centre.

COR is still owned and operated by the Lübke family’s parent company Gebrüder Lübke GmbH & Co. KG and continues to produce furniture at the Rheda-Wiedenbrück factory, sourcing leather from southern Germany and upholstery from Italy. The company partnered with Jehs+Laub, a renowned Stuttgart-based studio, in 2010.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage COR seating, tables and more.

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COR Trio Sofa by Team Form Ag for COR Furniture, Germany, 1970s
By COR, Team Form AG
Located in amstelveen, NL
This comfortable new upholstered sectional sofa was designed by the Swiss Designers Group Team Form AG and produced in the 1970s by COR, Germany. All sections of the sofa can be arr...
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1970s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

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Mohair

COR Swing Leather Lounge Chair by Reinhold Adolf & Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer, 1976
By Reinhold Adolf, Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer, COR
Located in Vienna, AT
COR Swing Leather Lounge Chair by Reinhold Adolf & Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer, 1976 Original Swing chair + ottoman with its original smooth and unharmed aniline leather. The original lea...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

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Steel

Klaus Uredat ‘Corbi’ Sofa for COR, Germany – 1969 in New Bouclé Upholstery
By Klaus Uredat, COR
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Rare ‘Corbi’ modular sectional sofa by Klaus Uredat for COR, Germany – circa 1972. The Corbi sofa consists of sections with roll cushions. It can be used a...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

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Wool, Bouclé, Cotton

COR Trio Modular Sofa by Team Form AG (Green)
By COR, Team Form AG
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
The COR Trio modular sofa designed by Team Form AG. This green edition with teddy fabric is an edition from approximately the 1970s. This configuration consist out of three modules ...
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1970s Swiss Space Age Vintage COR Furniture

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Upholstery

Modular Orbis Armchair by Luigi Colani, for Cor, 1970's
By Luigi Colani, COR
Located in Brussels , BE
"A marginal figure in industrial design, Luigi Colani is famous for his futuristic, biomorphic creations of cars, planes, boats and trucks. Although less well known for his contribut...
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1970s Vintage COR Furniture

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Fabric

COR Sinus Leather Lounge Chair by Reinhold Adolf & Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer, 1976
By Reinhold Adolf, Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer, COR
Located in Vienna, AT
First Edition 'Sinus' lounge armchair by Reinhold Adolf & Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer for Cor, Germany 1976 Original and rare Sinus chair + ottoman with its original smooth and unharmed a...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Steel

Pair of Velvet Sedia Lounge Chairs by Horst Brüning for COR, Germany, 1960s
By COR, Horst Bruning
Located in Izegem, VWV
Wonderful pair of mid-century modern Sedia clubchairs designed by Horst Brüning for COR, Germany. Shell and loose cushions upholstered in soft cream velvet on a four-star aluminium b...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern COR Furniture

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Aluminum

COR Trio Modular Sofa In Beige Teddy By Team Form AG, 1970s
By Team Form AG, COR
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
The iconic modular sofa COR trio, executed in the original light beige teddy fabric. The Cor Trio design was created in 1972 by Team Form AG in Switze...
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1960s Vintage COR Furniture

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Upholstery

COR Trio Modular Sofa In Green Teddy By Team Form AG, 1970s
By Team Form AG, COR
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
The iconic modular sofa COR trio, executed in the original green teddy fabric. The Cor Trio design was created in 1972 by Team Form AG in Switzerland ...
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1960s Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

COR Trio Sectional Sofa for REUPHOLSTERING, Germany / Switzerland, 1972
By Team Form AG, COR
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Sectional landscape sofa designed by the Swiss Designers Group named Form AG and produced in the 1970s by COR, Germany. NEEDS NEW UPHOLSTERY. Ask us about the possibilities. New upho...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

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Fabric

COR Trio Sectional Sofa, Germany / Switzerland, 1972 | NEEDS NEW UPHOLSTERY
By Team Form AG, COR
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Sectional landscape sofa designed by the Swiss Designers Group named Form AG and produced in the 1970s by COR, Germany. NEEDS TO BE REUPHOLSTERED. Ask us about the possibilities. The...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

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Fabric

COR Trio Sectional Sofa by Team Form Ag for COR, Germany / Switzerland, 1972
By Team Form AG, COR
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Amazing large COR Trio sectional sofa in original beige / cappuccino teddy fabric. Original cappuccino/ beige teddy fabric. Reupholstery is certainly NOT necessary but possible on r...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

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Fabric

XXL COR Trio Sectional Sofa, Germany / Switzerland, 1972 NEEDS NEW UPHOLSTERY
By Team Form AG, COR
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Sectional landscape sofa designed by the Swiss Designers Group named Form AG and produced in the 1970s by COR, Germany. NEEDS TO BE REUPHOLSTERED. Ask us about the possibilities. The...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

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Fabric

Original COR JALIS Sofa by Jehs & Laub with wood base and coffee table, Germany
By COR, Jehs & Laub
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Introducing the COR JALIS Sofa – Jalis is the magical word from the Orient for hospitality and relaxed communication with familymembers or friends. Lush cus...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Mid-Century Modern COR Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Team Form AG Trio Modular Sofa for COR, 1972, Set of 6
By Team Form AG, COR
Located in Vicenza, IT
Trio Sofa, designed by Team Form Ag and produced by COR in 1972. The sofa features six elements that can be assembled in different combinations. This sofa needs restoration. We can p...
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1970s German Space Age Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Cotton, Foam

COR Arthe Sofa / Daybed by Wulf Schneider with original side table
By COR, Wulf Schneider
Located in Mortsel, BE
Nice pieces wit original side table
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21st Century and Contemporary German COR Furniture

Materials

Metal

Luigi Colani - Modular Orbis Sofa & Table, 1969 for COR, Germany - orange Velvet
By COR, Luigi Colani
Located in Munster, NRW
Luigi Colani, 1969 for COR, Germany - modular Orbis sofa with original orange-red needle velvet. The fabric has a very pleasant feel, get an impression fro...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Plywood

Seating as Minimalist Sculpture, 4 Elements by Uredat, 1969, Mohair Upholstery
By COR, Klaus Uredat
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Amazing, museum quality, modular 'CORBI' seating set, composed of four elements, designed by Klaus Uredat for 'COR', Germany, 1969 complete with the original purchase invoice dated 1972. After receiving many requests to do so, we have carefully unpicked and removed the original custom order pop art upholstery and have now recovered the set in a more neutral, high quality mohair upholstery. A rare, beautiful and highly sculptural pure elemental design, the large dimensions of each .Corbi' seating element allow for them to be used equally as either individual lounge chairs or as a modular sofa. This particular set is a must for serious collectors, this set comes complete with the original German purchase invoice from 1972, which also confirms the additional expense of the custom order upholstery, we have carefully unpicked and kept the original upholstery fabric should the buyer wish to retain it for provenance (please see photos 14 and 15 which illustrate the set with it's original upholstery). The sculptural 'Corbi' modular lounge chair was designed in 1969 and only remained in limited scale production for a few years up to circa 1974. Today this super elegant design is both very popular and now extremely difficult to find due to the passage of time and the limited total production numbers so a large set of elements such as this, is really a rare opportunity. Each 'Corbi' element is composed of two independent Minimalist sculptural forms, one base element and one cylindrical seat back. With the base elements positioned end to end, day beds may...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

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Mohair, Foam, Wood

Leather "Swing" lounge chair with ottoman for COR Germany, 1960's
By Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer, Reinhold Adolf, COR
Located in Langemark-Poelkapelle, BE
Leather "Swing" lounge chair with ottoman by Reinhold Adolf & Hans Jürgen Schröpfer for Cor Germany. Since the early 1960s, the German manufacturer COR has been producing the "Swing"...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Circo Swivel Chairs by Peter Maly for COR
By COR, Peter Maly
Located in Dorchester, MA
As its name suggests, Peter Maly based his swiveling Circo chair for COR on the geometry of the circle. For this pair, a chrome-plated steel pedestal base ...
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1980s German Post-Modern Vintage COR Furniture

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Chrome

Set of 8 Chairs with Table by Horst Bruning Chair Model Sedia for COR
By Horst Bruning, COR
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Set of 8 chairs with table by Horst Burning Chair Model Sedia for COR. Dining table group model Sedia, German design by Horst Burning for COR. Designed in 1966. Seats upholstered in ...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Peter Maly Trinum Series Coffee Table by COR
By Peter Maly, COR
Located in New York, NY
Trinom white coffee table by Peter Maly for COR. circa 1970. Curved bentwood legs supporting a laminate top, accented with round chrome medallions. Dimensions: 11.5” H x 30.25”...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

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Laminate, Bentwood

Early Sinus Zebra Leather Lounge Chair by Adolf & Schröpfer for COR, Germany
By Reinhold Adolf, COR
Located in Chicago, IL
Early production "Sinus" lounge chair by Reinhold Adolf and Hans-Jürgen Schräpfer, designed in 1976 for Cor Germany. Hair-on-hide leather with zebra stripes, original leather straps,...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of 2 Sedia Swivel Chair by Horst Brüning for Cor, 1960s, Grey Leather
By Horst Bruning, COR
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Set of 2 grey leather Sedia chairs designed by Horst Brüning for COR, Germany in the 1960s. The leather has patina as expected with regard to its age and u...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern COR Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

COR Model Ambo Living Room Suite Modular Sofa by Jo Otterpohl
By COR
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This is a rare and stunning Modular sectional sofa designed by Jo Otterpohl in 1969 for german manufacturer COR. It is a pure 70ties design. It consist 5 seating modules with loose...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

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Fabric, Upholstery, Foam, Wood

Sedia Swivel Highback Chair with Matching Ottoman by Horst Brüning for COR, 1960
By Horst Bruning, COR
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Grey leather Sedia chair with matching ottoman designed by Horst Brüning for COR, Germany in the 1960s. The leather has patina as expected with regard to i...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern COR Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Peter Maly 'Zyklus Arm Chair' for Cor, Germany 1980s
By Peter Maly, COR
Located in Hellouw, NL
Postmodern Pop Art 'Zyklus Chair' by Peter Maly for Cor, Germany 1980s. This leather lounge chair has a great design and is very comfortable. The base con...
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1980s German Post-Modern Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Steel

1970's Tan / Cognac Leather Lounge / Club Chair with White Shell 'Orbis' by COR
By Luigi Colani, COR
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Absolutely beautiful Space Adge 'Orbis' element upholstered with cognac / tan color leather cousins with a beautiful patina true the years designed by the flamboyant Italian industri...
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1970s German Space Age Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Leather, Plywood

COR Conseta Blue Leather Sofa
By Friedrich Wilhelm Möller, COR
Located in Munich, Bavaria
COR leather sofa model Conseta from. Blue aniline leather. The leather has a soft touch. Comfortable sofa with decent design. Design by Friedrich W...
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1960s German Modern Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Leather, Down, Upholstery

Midcentury Coffee or Occasional Sedia Table F214 by Horst Brüning for COR
By Horst Bruning, COR
Located in Doornspijk, NL
This practical occasional table was designed in the 1970s by Horst Brüning. Its chrome base consists of four beautifully shaped legs.
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Chrome

COR Conseta Back Pair of Leather Armchair
By COR, Friedrich Wilhelm Möller
Located in Munich, Bavaria
COR pair of leather model Conseta Back aniline leather. Comfortable armchair with decent design. Design by Friedrich Wilhelm Möller A German masterpiece of functional design.    
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1960s German Modern Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Down

Set of Six COR Leather Armchairs
By COR
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel/wood constuction covered with gray leather. Made in Germany by COR in the 1980s. Original condition.
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1980s German Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Leather

COR Trio Modular Sofa In Brown Teddy By Team Form AG, 1970s
By Team Form AG, COR
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
The iconic modular sofa COR trio, executed in the original brown teddy fabric. The Cor Trio design was created in 1972 by Team Form AG in Switzerland for COR, and is still popular to...
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1970s Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

Set of 6 Mid-Century Modern 'Combra' Dining Chairs by Cor, 1980s Germany
By COR
Located in Zagreb, HR
Set of six Mid-century modern 'Combra' chairs, produced by the iconic German furniture manufacturer COR, well known for their modular sofas and 1970s and 1980s designs. Off white ve...
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1980s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Vintage Postmodern 'Cirrus' Loveseat by Peter Maly for Cor, 1990s Germany
By COR, Peter Maly
Located in Zagreb, HR
'Cirrus', a postmodern loveseat two-seater sofa designed by Peter Maly and produced by the famous German furniture manufacturer COR. Black and blue leather edition with the triangle ...
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1990s German Post-Modern COR Furniture

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Metal

Three Seat Sofa Brown Leather designed by COR, 1970s, Germany
By COR
Located in Antwerp, BE
Comfortable large three seat sofa designed manufactured by COR Germany 1972. This brown, grey leather sofa seats very comfortable and relaxing, the leather has a nice patina from age...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Leather

Set of Two Lounge Arm Chairs, Brown Leather designed by COR, 1970s, Germany
By COR
Located in Antwerp, BE
Comfortable set of two brown, grey leather lounge arm chairs designed manufactured by COR Germany, 1972. These brown, grey leather lounge chai...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Leather

COR Sinus Leather Lounge Chair by Reinhold Adolf & Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer, 1976
By Joe Colombo, Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer, COR
Located in Vienna, AT
First Edition 'Sinus' lounge armchair by Reinhold Adolf & Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer for Cor, Germany 1976 Original Sinus chair with its original smooth und ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage COR Furniture

Materials

Steel

Klaus Uredat Corbi Trio Sofa COR, Germany, 1969 '2'
By COR, Klaus Uredat
Located in London, GB
Designed in 1969 but unveiled at the 1972 Cologne international furniture fair in Germany, Klaus Uredat’s sofa design involves elements that can be rearranged in a wide variety of possible configurations. The two pieces of each seat, themselves quasi-sculptural forms, are upholstered a very short pile oatmeal matte velvet. From them it is possible to create a sofa, three separate seats or a daybed. Its production was limited to the years 1972-1974 and was a small-scale affair, making these a highly collectable example of twentieth century design...
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20th Century German Modern COR Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Fabric

Cor furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

COR furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of COR furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by COR were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Luigi Colani, Burkhard Vogtherr, and Dieter Rams. Prices for COR furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $709 and can go as high as $28,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,046.

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