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Wilhelm Knoll Modern Lounge Chairs, Germany 1970s

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Origin Germany
Period 1950-1979
Materials Wood - Fabric
Dimensions
W. 34.06 in; H. 27.95 in; D. 31.89 in;
W. 86.5 cm; H. 71 cm; D. 81 cm;
Seat H. 14.57 in;
Seat H. 37 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Small marks on the legs. The chairs have been reupholstered recently in premium fabric.
Creation Date 1970s
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description This pleasantly peculiar pair of lounge chairs by the famous manufactory, Wilhelm Knoll, is a stunning reminder that German design played an important role in the history of furniture design. From the Thonet chair to the Bauhaus, post-war German design history is rich in outstanding pieces, like these lounge chairs.

These chairs are a mix between a club and a tub chair shape wise, with a wide, welcoming profile. The wide armrests blend into the bodies and form a shell with lines that curve outwards, resembling a blooming flower. This resemblance is further enhanced by the front, where the armrests appear to open even more. The thick back and seat cushions add to the inviting look, while also providing great sitting comfort. The straps that form the base of the seats are quite special. These specific straps were designed, and exclusively produced by Wilhelm Knoll, the company that introduced the first club armchair to Germany among other notable achievements. The seats and bodies are supported by expertly crafted wooden frames, with tapered legs that are tilted outwards. The stylish fabric of the upholstery has an intriguing pattern that complements the shape of these lounge chairs. Both from afar and close up, the upholstery is one of a kind.

Wilhelm Knoll, the founder of the Knoll dynasty, opened the doors of his “leather shop” in Stuttgart, Germany in 1865. “Knoll leather” became the hallmark of quality, and the House of Württemberg named Wilhelm Knoll “supplier to the royal court“. In 1907, Wilhelm’s sons Willy and Walter took over their father’s business and started producing seating. The company created many now iconic models, and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015.

Condition:
In good vintage condition. Small marks on the legs. The chairs have been reupholstered recently in premium fabric.

Dimensions:
?34.05 in W x 31.88 in D x 27.95 in H; Seat height 14.56 in
86.5 cm W x 81 cm D x 71 cm H; Seat height 37 cm

Shipping:
These lounge chairs will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number 20210709
Incollect Reference Number 491381
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