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Ernest H. Igl for Wilhelm Werndl Cabinet in White Fiberglass

Sale price$5,850.00

Ernest Igl for Wilhelm Werndl, cabinet, fiberglass, Germany, designed in 1970

A bright and modern cabinet designed by Ernest Igl for Wilhelm Werndl in the 1970s. This design truly resembles the ethos of the seventies – a bright and bold era – featuring the commonly used material of that time named fiberglass. Ernest Igl strived for the creation of a cabinet that focused on functionality combined with an aesthetically pleasing design for daily use. This is discernible in the playful composition of sturdy lines and round corners executed in the whole construction. For this outspoken layout the designer used a pure white color. The lockable, sliding doors can be opened revealing a large storage compartment accompanied with a shelf. Taking every stylistic realization into account, this cabinet retro, without clashing with contemporary interiors.

Ernest Hofmann (1920-2001) – in 1954, he gave himself the artist name ‘Igl’ – was as a multi talent. He, a designer, sculptor, illustrator, and inventor, designed everything from a harvester machine to office appliances, a microscope, and rubber boots. His oeuvre includes an impressive number of products used for all kinds of situations in life. Hofmann, born in Prague in 1920, studied graphic arts in his hometown, in Karlsbad and in Munich, where he and his wife settled. Hofmann firstly worked as an illustrator, graphic artist, and cartoonist for well-known schoolbook publishers. In 1962, they moved to Rosenheim, which marked the beginning of Hofmann’s more design orientated career.

Kindly note that this item is in good, used condition. The lacquer shows signs of wear and use and irregularities. Restoration can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece contains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Ernest Igl (Designer) Wilhelm Werndl (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 185 cm Width 115.5 cm Depth 42.5 cm
  • dimensions Height 72.84 in. Width 45.48 in. Depth 16.74 in.
  • material Fiberglass
  • origin Germany
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50113168