Much of the renowned Bauhaus metal furniture could not be obtained in Europe after World War II. To fill the gap Robert Haussmann created in 1954 his famous metal armchair RH-301, “Hommage à Mies van der Rohe” made from chrome plated steel - a tip of the hat to his great idol, Mies van der Rohe. With the armchair RH-301 Haussmann was also reaching back ideally to the Bauhaus maxime, according to which the form of a product and the material used should correspond with its actual purpose. Haussmann solved this task brilliantly with RH 301 and in turn his achievement was acknowledged impressively with the award “compasso d’oro”...
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