This radical design of a cantilevered chair (Freischwinger) was originally designed by the famous Dutch modernist architect Mart Stam. It was presented for the first time to general public in Stam’s project of social housing at the Werkbund Die Wohnung in Stuttgart in 1927. Two years later Anton Lorenz gained the licence from Stam to produce this type of cantilevered chair and he started to produce them under his company Desta. This tubular chair with armrests is generally attributed as Stam’s design but it was Anton Lorenz who modified the original design and added the armrests. This pair is truly a great example of the radical Bauhaus aesthetic. Simple and functional, it perfectly represents the ethos of the avant-garde movement. This particular set was produced in late 1930’s by The Slezak Company in Czechoslovakia. Slezak gained a licence from Thonet to sell chairs similar to original Thonet’s B 43 F chair. Slezak’s furniture catalogues refers the chair as K10 or KT10/P chair. Both chairs are in great vintage condition with some minor patina on the steel frame. The veneered plywood has been refurbished to the highest standard using original techniques and finishes, reviving the beautiful natural pattern of the seat, the backrest and the armrest which were subsequently finished by hand in Nitro varnish.
Pair of 1930’s Modernist Chairs by Anton Lorenz
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This pair is truly a great example of the radical Bauhaus aesthetic. Simple and functional, it perfectly represents the ethos of the avant-garde movement.
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|Dimensions||50 × 53 × 86 cm|
15, 1104, 1043, 1103, 1093
|Location of item||Czech Republic|
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