Erich Dieckmann Bauhaus Armchair of Walnut 1930s
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Erich Dieckmann, Bauhaus armchair model M42, walnut and fabric, Germany, 1930s
This is a rare Bauhaus armchair by the German designer Erich Dieckmann created in the 1930s. It's composed of walnut and fabric. The design features the Bauhaus philosophy, in which form follows function. The typical Dieckmann’s characteristics are clearly present noticing the strict geometry with rectangular structures and flat wooden battens. The chair is in good condition and the wood shows a beautiful patina. The fabric shows signs of age and use with minor tears.
Erich Dieckmann (1896 - 1944) was one of the most important Bauhaus furniture designers. Like Marcel Breuer, Erich Dieckmann experimented with steel tubing but is primarily known for his standardized wooden furniture.