Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051

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Ernst Martin Dettinger Set of "6057" Ash Chairs, Germany 1950s

$ 6,270
  • Description
    The design of model “6057” dates to 1955, and shows the design heritage of the Bauhaus with unmistakeable mid-century modern touches.

    While the appearance of these chairs may seem uncluttered and simple at first glance, they subtly show the influential design schools, the Werkbund design and crafts association, and the Bauhaus legacy, illustrating the interconnections between design and contemporary history, everyday culture and the global political context in divided Germany. A (semi-)official encouraged/forced acceptance of a “gute Form” took place in Germany, which, in both the west and the east, was widely, although not exclusively, understood as a continuation of the reduced, rationalized, ornament free forms of inter-War Functionalist Modernism. These chairs are good examples of this with a streamlined, modernist look. Each of the six chairs is made of quality ash wood with a beautiful grain and colour. The subtly angular structure features straight and curved edges, combining the organicity of traditional craftsmanship and the architectural know-how of mid-century furniture designers, such as Ernst Martin Dettinger. The design is in the vein of the iconic Windsor chair as the backs are constructed of slender spindles that are socketed into the solid wooden seats. The thicker spindles extending downward form the legs, and those extending upward form the backs. The masterfully sculpted and symmetrically arranged individual spindles undeniably define the overall look, but the seats and tapered legs are just as appealing. The seats are upholstered in a soft fabric enhancing the sitting and visual comfort as well.

    The design of this set of six offers plenty visually with a striking construction and personality. The details, such as the joinery and woodworking reveal the high quality craftsmanship of the manufacturer, Lucas Schnaidt. Founded in 1890, the Württemberg-based manufacturer is one of the oldest and most respected furniture manufacturers, thanks to its long-standing reputation for innovation.

    Condition:
    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chairs’ seats have their original wool fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.

    Dimensions:
    18.5 in W x 22.63 in D x 37.4 in H; Seat height 18.5 in
    47 cm W x 57.5 cm D x 95 cm H; Seat height 47 cm

    Literture:
    Exh. cat. Möbeldesign, Made in Germany, Design Center Stuttgart des Landesgewerbeamtes Baden-Württemberg, 1985, no. 55.6.

    Shipping:
    These dining chairs will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Origin: Germany
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Fabric, Wood
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chairs’ seats have their original wool fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Number of Pieces: 6-7
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20221302
    Incollect Reference #: 594577
  • Dimensions
    W. 18.5 in; H. 37.4 in; D. 22.64 in;
    W. 47 cm; H. 95 cm; D. 57.5 cm;
    Seat H. 18.5 in;
    Seat H. 47 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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