Kontrast is not merely a place that sells furniture. Kontrast is a place for design lovers, creativity seekers and beauty admirers. Every single item is selected carefully, from picture frames and books over writing desks and lamps to sofas and curtains. Just everything makes my heart skip a beat. It is the total opposite of IKEA and that is exactly what I like about it, as I do not feel crushed, but rather inspired by the offer.
The big Kontrast store is located in the well-known Hanauer Landstraße in the East of Frankfurt, you will immediately see the big factory-looking brick building with many little windows. Just opposite it is another store that only sells lamps. If you do not want to travel that far, you can gain a first impression of a mini Kontrast store downtown (Kornmarkt 7), which also offers some furniture and funny gift ideas.
I try to visit the big store with its five floors as often as possible. Sometimes I spend hours there just looking at the elaborate presentation of interiors, the mix of colors and textures and decoration ideas to get inspiration for my own home. Some of the furniture are unique specimen, that’s why the prices are high, but sometimes you can also find good bargains.
Last year I fulfilled a wish by buying a vintage looking Chesterfield Sofa which was on sale! This special item will for sure accompany me my whole life. ☺