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Bauhaus Lounger Erich Dieckmann ca 1930s

Rare and beautiful Bauhaus Lounger designed by Erich Dieckmann ca 1930.
Made of Rattan and Bamboo with steel parts that have a great patina.
In the armrest there is a cupholder and on the other side you can store your newspaper or magazine.

Almost a museum piece these days!

Erich Dieckmann was one of the preeminent furniture designers of the Bauhaus and, like Marcel Breuer, was experimenting with steel tubing, standardization, and geometric forms in the 1920s and 1930s. Dieckmann was born in present-day Poland in 1896. He studied architecture from 1918 to 1920 at the Technical University of Gdansk in Poland and served a carpentry apprenticeship at the Bauhaus in Weimar from 1921 to 1925. When the Bauhaus moved to Dessau in 1925, he remained in Weimar and became the head of the carpentry workshop at the State University of Applied Sciences until 1930.
Throughout the 1930s, he designed furniture as well as worked for various carpentry workshops and consulted for interior and craft design companies. Dieckmann’s furniture is often characterized by quality hardwoods, cane matting and geometric frames that link the armrests and legs, creating a unique runner construction. Designing affordable, enduring pieces that could be mass-produced was also one of his key efforts. Dieckmann passed away in Berlin in 1944, leaving behind an iconic body of Bauhaus-inspired seating.

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Original Rare Bauhaus Armchair by Erich Dieckmann 1925

This is a rare and original Bauhaus armchair by Erich Dieckmann.
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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.
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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.

Dimensions
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 *