Knieschwimmer Armchair, 1901

Knieschwimmer Armchair Sideview

Knieschwimmer Armchair Front view

Knieschwimmer Armchair Back view

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.

Tubular Lounge Chair by Erich Dieckmann

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 – 2018 IMM Cologne 01

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

Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf

Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf

Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf 2

Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf 3

The first two photo’s I found at Sharp lines old times as a post about this chair that was auctioned at in 2014 at a price of $7555 including buyer’s premium. The blogger fantasized a bit about buying the chair and repairing the broken stick and then reselling it at a good profit at a more internationally operating auction house than Lauritz.

The chair was originally made in only two examples with a matching coffee table and were made for a installation at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s guild in 1964. This also marked Peter Karpf’s debut as an architect. The two chairs were constructed of ash wood, upholstered with textiles by Nina Koppel and produced by furniture maker Willy Beck.

The third photo is from an auction on June 6, 2017 at Sotheby’s New York City where a rocket chair fetched 30,000 USD

Tembo armchair by Noergaard and Kechayas


Found this Tembo armchair by Noergaard and Kechayas (2012) for New Works at the Copenhagen Design Museum.