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Rudolf Horn for Rölf Cantilever Lounge Chair in Black Leather and Steel

Sale price$3,200.00

Rudolf Horn for Rölf Potsdam, cantilever lounge chair, leather, chrome-plated steel, Germany, design 1964 and manufactured in 1966

DDR-designer Rudolf Horn strongly admired the iconic ‘Barcelona chair’ designed by the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), originating from the modern epoch. Although, he acknowledged the high level of craftsmanship this piece is exemplary for, the chair is “beautiful, but so uncomfortable” states Horn. With an eye for improvement he designed his own version by coping with the stiffness of the Barcelona chair through the recreation of the crossed steel frame. This resulted in a cantilever lounge chair with a sprung base by removing the cross frame and instead he implemented a sprung base, guaranteeing a dynamic movement. He kept the other distinctive elements of the Barcelona chair in place as a way of honoring the brilliance and craftsmanship of van der Rohe. This beautiful piece is a timeless design and adds a lively vibrancy to any interior.

Kindly note that the leather is in pre-owned condition, showing signs of age and use, including wear at the corners, discoloration, and scratches. The foam is used. Reupholstery is possible before shipping by our experienced craftspeople in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains 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 reupholstery is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Rudolf Horn 1 (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1966
  • dimensions Height 27.96 in. Width 26.78 in. Depth 33.47 in. Seat Height 16.34 in.
  • dimensions Height 71 cm Width 68 cm Depth 85 cm Seat Height 41.5 cm
  • material Leather Steel
  • origin Germany
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45014855