De Sede Pair of Leather Armchairs by Hans Eichenberger
Hans Eichenberger for De Sede, set of armchairs HE 113, beige to cognac leather, tubular steel, Switzerland, 1956.
This set of Swiss armchairs features a tubular frame with a thick comfortable seat and back cushion. The back of the chairs is executed with leather straps and the armrests are also made of soft leather. The frame has two sledge legs that are held together with a horizontal beam. The chairs are typical for Swiss midcentury design, functional and Industrial yet with very high-quality leather and an emphasis on comfort.
De Sede once started as a saddler's workshop in Klingnau, Switzerland. Slowly, the company widened their Scope and committed themselves to transforming the best possible leather into seating furniture. In 1965, the family-run business grew into a professional company and their name was De Sede AG. De Sede products are detail-obsessed and are completely made and focused on the people who use them. Therefore, all the De Sede items are made out of the best materials which results in durability and comfort.
- Rüegg, Arthur. Swiss Furniture and Interiors in the 20th Century. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2002, p. 187.
- Hatje, Gerd. New Furniture. Neue Möbel. Meubles Nouveaux 5. New York: George Wittenborn, Inc., 1958, p. 48.