But Norbert and Hartmut Bretz, the birds of paradise, didn’t want to go mainstream. No more kidney-shaped tables, stiff sofas for “the best room in the house” or “Gelsenkirchen Baroque” style? No way! Go away! They believed in sofas and armchairs with soft contours, comfortable seat depths, and vibrant colors, as this furniture looked like comic books, fun, and Keith Haring’s pop art. “We just loved this”, says Norbert Bretz.