238/7 Chair | Wilkhahn Design Archiv

Wilkhahn Design Archiv-238/7 Chair

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Delta Design
Launched in 1977 - 1985
Manufacturer Wilkhahn, Germany

Architonic id

4107842

Description:
Seat Polypropylene Cushion Grey
Back Polypropylene Cushion Grey
Frame Metal 5-star base on castors

The 238 product family by Delta Design, produced from 1976 to 1985, was ahead of its time. Shoulder supports, wing-type armrests, a seat shell in polypropylene and an ingenious mechanism ensured that the 238/7 model turned quite a few heads. It also complied to a large extent with occupational therapy knowledge and therefore became known as the “DIN chair” (German industrial standard). Although excellent ergonomics and futuristic design resulted in relatively low production figures for the 238/7 model, it did have an impressive showing in the James Bond “Moonraker” film.

Dimensions:
Seat height 42 cm Gas lift (+12 cm)
Overall height 104 cm Gas lift (+20 cm)
Width 44 cm
Depth 46 cm

List price 532 DM (Price List 1977 / 1)

Production period:
from 1977 to 1985