Foldable Desk Chairs by Armin Wirth


10 foldable Desk Chairs by Armin Wirth

Estimate £5,000 – £7,000 ($7,670 – $10,738)

Sale 7838 20th Century Decorative Art & Design 21 April 2010 London, King Street

ARMIN WIRTH (B. 1903)

SET OF TEN ALU-FLEX CHAIRS, DESIGNED 1951

produced 1951-1953 by Hans Zollinger Söhne, Zurich, with plywood backs and hinged seats, on turned, cast and machined aluminium frames

32½ in. (82.5 cm.) high; 17¼ in. (43.5 cm.) wide; 19¾ in. (50.5 cm.) deep

impressed numerals to undersides of some seats (10)

Literature

A. Rüegg, Swiss Furniture and Interiors in the 20th Century, Basel, 2002, p. 364 (examples illustrated)

Lot Notes

Originally designed for a Rudolf Steiner School, this design was presented with Die Gute Form award in 1953.

Artist/Maker/Author Information

* Wirth, Ignaz Sebastian

via Christie’s.

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