Dimensions- 815 h x 480 w x 660 d mm 440 seat h mm
Design/ origin- From the man who designed the Barcelona chair, "less is more" was his mantra.
This design really does transport you back to the time where 'form followed function', another of the Bauhaus design principals. Modernism and the machine age/ Art Deco and industry.
Built from steam-bent wood and designed to look like a rocking chair, identical to Michael Thonet's own rocking chair.
The large cantilever frame, sling leather built seat and rear-rest, and top handle are all instantly recognisable.
There were many models of this chair, but this one is unique because the seat and backrest are tensioned by long coiled springs attached to the leather, making a one-of-a-kind and eye-catching feature of this chair.
Other versions were either stitched together or held in place by rope. This was depending on who was manufacturing them, Thonet or Knoll (USA).
Because of the construction of these chairs, it makes it hard to date exactly.
Condition- Overall condition is consistent with age. All defects have been photographed. There is the usual wear and tear as expected, however this item presents very well.
The leather is in good condition and original. There are a few scratches/ marks and cracks from age. One chair in particular has more wear to the seat leather. This one will be sold cheaper. Leather has been cleaned & conditioned recently.
Chrome work has cracked in some places and has peeled off, not massively, but this has undoubtedly affected the price.
All chairs have amounts of cracking/damage to the chrome.
Chrome has been polished recently. There are also a few screws that aren't original.
Please refer to the multi image. Item has been priced accordingly.