Erich Dieckmann for Gelenka Bauhaus Armchair

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Erich Dieckmann for Gelenka DDP, armchair, beech bentwood, Germany, 1930s

This rare armchair is designed by one of the most prominent furniture designers at the Bauhaus named Erich Dieckmann (1896-1944). The design features a stable construction built off graphical components that are to be seen in the seat and the backrest. Besides the fact that the chair is pleasing to look at, it bears witness to the great craftsmanship and smart joint solutions that characterize Dieckmann’s work. There is a nice contrast in shape created between the organic, curved armrests and the angular frame. A nice patina is visible on the wood, which highlights the wonderful lines and curves.

Erich Dieckmann (1896-1944) played a role at the Bauhaus in Weimar. He graduated in architecture at Technische Hochschule Danzig (Gdansk). Dieckmann then studied painting at Dresden and was a student at Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar from 1921-25. He began early in his career designing furniture. Par example, in 1927 he designed “Typenmöbel” for an apartment of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s architecture at Weißenhof-Siedlung in Stuttgart.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Erich Dieckmann (Designer) Gelenka DDP (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1930s
  • dimensions Height 32.29 in. Width 22.45 in. Depth 26.78 in. Seat Height 16.93 in.
  • dimensions Height 82 cm Width 57 cm Depth 68 cm Seat Height 43 cm
  • material Bentwood
  • origin Germany
  • period 1930-1939
  • style Mid-Century Modern