This is a rare and original Bauhaus armchair by Erich Dieckmann.
Erich Dieckmann was one of the most important furniture designers at the Bauhaus, developing type ranges for seat furniture. Like Marcel Breuer, Erich Dieckmann experimented with steel tubing but is primarily known for his standardized wooden furniture. Dieckmann’s designs for seat furniture are stringently geometric, with frames based on right angles and constructed of almost pieces of wood that were either almost square in cross section or flat; another feature typical of Dieckmann’s work is linking armrests and chair legs in a runner construction.
By using quality hardwoods such as beech, cherry, oak, and ash as well as cane matting, Dieckmann loosened up the stringent geometry of his designs; on the other hand, however, standardisation and normed proportions were to keep the prices of these mass-produced pieces of furniture as low as possible.
We have deliberately not done anything to the chair so that it is completely in its original condition. The papercord is broken in the back at a place near the handrail as you can see in the pictures. The paint is flaky.
Height: 29.14 in. (74 cm)
Width: 22.45 in. (57 cm)
Depth: 26.38 in. (67 cm)
Seat Height: 13 in. (33 cm)
* SOLD *