Revés Chair by Muka Design Lab
is a chair midway between Poltrona and chair, which collects, embraces and permits to feel protected. It can be used in reading mode, or in talk mode, only by repositioning the hood. It is made with a beech structure with oil treatment, this upholstered in textiles Trevira two pleasant bitone and with a soft touch. The beech wood is widely used in the northern Spain for making traditional furniture. Fabrics are eco-label and are free of heavy metals.It is manufactured by carpenters and craftsmen from La Rioja and upholstered in Bizkaia.
Another post for another armchair of Muka design Lab. This one has a combined high and low back and gives a modern interpretation for the High Back or Wingback chairs that protect you against wind and eyes from behind.
Not sold at an auction of Quittenbaum
Wittheld at a recent auction of Quittenbaum in Munich, Germany, but for sale at the estimated minimum € 14,000.
A very interesting comfy looking chair. According to Quittenbaum made by a Viennese manufacturer, Fiedrich Otto Schmidt after a design probably by Hampton & Sons, London, and used by Adolf Loos.
Erich Dieckmann. Armchair, past 1931. H. 64 x 60 x 90 cm. Made by Cebaso, Ohrdruf (attributed). Nickel-plated tubular steel, stained beech, black fabric.
Dieckmann is among the most important designers of the Bauhaus and his tubular steel furniture takes a special position in the context of European tubular steel design of the pre-war era. “The fundamental construction principle of this design follows the closed ‘Two line’ system. Seat – backframe and pedestal have been built of a closed line each.” Cf. exhib. cat. Erich Dieckmann, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 1990, S. 107, pl. 29 and p.177.
Fabric discoloured. Original iron yarn fabric existing. The model had been manufactured by Metz & Co. in the 1930s too. Both executions differentiate only marginally.
For sale at Quittenbaum estimated at € 12000 – 15000, but withheld.
Corques – Cork Sofa and Armchair by Lucie Koldova
I’m planning to visit IMM Cologne again after two years of absence, while last year I visited Maison et Object in Paris instead of IMM. And nice to find out that the designer who will decorate The House (Das Haus) on invitation of the organizing trade show, did indeed design a sofa and a chair for the Belgian manufacturer Per/Use:
A large-scale object to serve as the centrepiece of the interior. It was a fascinating experience to sculpt an object out of a soft textured material. The subtle yet robust form and the combination of natural Portuguese cork and strawberry-red cushions is my personal visual statement.
Text: Lucie Koldova