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Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Set of Four B42 Weissenhof Chairs by Tecta - 1982

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Origin Germany
Period 1980-1999
Materials Cane, Steel.
Dimensions
W. 19.29 in; H. 31.5 in; D. 29.13 in;
W. 49 cm; H. 80 cm; D. 74 cm;
Seat H. 17.32 in;
Seat H. 44 cm;
Creation Date 1982
Description Mies van der Rohe Weissenhof chair B42 by Tecta, new cane seating and nickeled steel frame. designed in 1927, produced in 1982. "Why use four legs when two are enough?" asked the German painter Kurt Schwitters in 1927 after visiting the Weißenhof estate in Stuttgart. This rhetorical question relates to the chairs without back legs by Mart Stam and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, which were shown there for the first time. "Mies came back from Stuttgart in November 1926 and told us about Mart Stam’s idea for a chair. We had a drawing-board on the wall and Mies drew the Stam-chair on it, right-angled, beginning from the top. He even added the fittings and then said: "Ugly, those fittings are really ugly. If only he‘d rounded them off.
Styles / Movements Modern
Incollect Reference Number 295771
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