Cantilever chair | Wright

Wright-Cantilever chair

Estimated value: 9000-12.000 US$

Reached Price : 20.000 US$

Auction:
Modernist 20 Century

Sales date: 2003-05-18

Location:
Chicago

Lot number: 117

Design

Lilly Reich, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Manufacturer Berliner Metallgewerbe Josef Müller

Architonic id

4101395

Lilly Reich was Mies' girlfriend and collaborator on several early chair designs and Reich is largely credited for the curved lines of the cafe Samt und Seide in the 1927 exhibition "Die Mode der Dame" where early cantilever chairs were exhibited. This cantilever chair form was utilized in the Weisenhoff estate, but the chair design was altered by Mies in the Villa Tugendhat in order for it to be used as a dining chair. The final incarnation was called the Brno chair, and is the form most often seen today. A rare and early chair illustrating the collaboration between Reich and Mies.

Enameled tubular steel, wicker
22"w x 28.5"d x 31.25"h