Large Set of White Tubular Steel Chairs by Robert Mallet Stevens
Robert Mallet Stevens for Stevens Designs, large set of dining chairs, lacquered metal and leatherette, France, design 1928, production later.
Large set of white lacquered tubular chairs designed by the one of the masters of the modern architecture, French architect Robert Mallet Stevens. This model chair is one of Mallet-Stevens's best-known pieces of furniture that he created for the Art Menagers exhibition in 1936. Mallet-Stevens vision on furniture was that it should be “Functional in terms of contemporary living, simple and suitable for mass production”. The chair is a masterpiece of simplicity—durable and stackable. All possible decorative conceits are left out.
The chair are marked at the bottom.
Robert Mallet Stevens (1886-1945) was a French modernist who is especially known for his work as an architect, and design interiors, film sets and furniture as well. He is considered one of the most influential French architects of the first half of the 20th century. One of his highlights was the design of Villa Cavroix in 1932, where he also used the tubular chairs for the interior.
Domus, April 2005.