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.

Concrete Rebar Chair by Heinz H. Landes

concrete and rebar chair by Heinz H. Landes

Concrete Rebar Chair by Heinz H. Landes

Heinz H. Landes may have named this chair “Solid”. It was designed in 1993. In an auction of Quittenbaum (no 115 C with Lot nr 204, June 26, 2014) it was estimated at Euro 2,500 – 3,000 and sold at Euro 3,100.

Kangaroo Chair by Jean Prouvé

Kangaroo Chair by Jean Prouvé
Kangaroo by Jean Prouve side

Kangaroo Chair by Jean Prouvé

This design of 1948 was sold at Quittenbaum for Euro 25,000 while estimated between Euro 25,000 and 35,000.