Tubular Bauhaus KS41 armchair, Anton Lorenz 1930

A historic chair, designed by Anton Lorenz in 1930. Lorenz played a pivot role in the development of tubular steel furniture design by Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe and himself (among others). He was the manager at Standard Möbel where he pursued patents for the new tubular steel furniture. He went on to do the same for Desta and Thonet and became one of the most important figures in the growing industry.

This comfortable chair was first designed as a prototype at Standard Mobel and later produced by Desta and Thonet. It was the inspiration for Marcel Breuer's B34 chair. We are not certain which company produced this one.When Thonet just took over the production from Desta it shortly made a model with these kind of armrests. But in the early days it was difficult to protect tubular steel designs with patents and several companies reproduced this model (which also makes it interesting in my opnion)

The chair is sturdy and in a good fuctional condition with clear usermarks: The leather has been replaced and the armrests have at some point been repainted. The frame shows a loss of chrome. One screw under an armrest is not original

  • Designer

    Anton Lorenz
  • Manufacturer

  • Year of design

  • Country

  • Materials

    Chromed tubular steel, leather
  • Dimensions

    H: 82, W:59, D:69, Seat: 37 cm
  • Condition

    Good with a rough patina
  • Price


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