moser 1–250

Chairs from horgenglarus, Designed by Werner Max Moser

Product description

Moulded plywood seat, back, legs and seat frame solid bentwood
W42, D49, H80, SH46


Stylish, downright delicate and yet robust—moser is the epitome of the Swiss chair. To many Swiss people this simple design classic is the "chair of chairs:" The 1–250 model, or the "Moser chair" as it became soon known amongst architects and in common parlance, has been in the limelight right from the start to become horgenglarus' best-known piece of furniture. It has been pictured in all horgenglarus catalogues published since 1932.
Architect Werner Max Moser first showcased his wooden chair in 1931 at the Neubühl home show in a version with a broad back. After the war the chair continued to be in great demand. It was pictured in 1954 on the title page of the product catalogue published by the Swiss association of workmen, and in 1958 its models "183 M" and "183 MA" received the "Die gute Form" award. Such glory attracts copycats but the archives say, "all the other similar or copied chairs are perceived to be plagiarism."
The Moser chair can be used in a multitude of environments and is very comfortable to sit also for extended periods. Werner Max Moser, a student of Frank Lloyd Wrights, limited his first furniture design to absolute essentials—yet the Moser chair with its round legs and their slight sways creates an air of familiarity. It is reminiscent of the era's bentwood chairs and of the classic horgenglarus chair. There are chairs with similar purism, a comparable level of stability and comfort, but it's the combination which makes the moser unique thanks to its stable seat frame. The quality of the wickerwork is also superior: The robust cane wickerwork is hand-woven into the chair frame and knotted there to give it distinctively more hold than machine wickerwork pressed into a groove. A continuity of proven elements, and they are as modern today as they were then.
Manufacturer horgenglarus
Family moser
Architonic ID 1009315
Order number 1–250 HG 203
Year of Launch 1931

Also available in 11 other variants

More products from moser family


Manufacturer’s Catalogues

CAD/BIM files

Related Projects

Related Articles

See all horgenglarus's catalogues

Get more information

I would like to receive

Tell the brand about what topic you would like to know by selecting at least one of the options above.

horgenglarus representatives will respond to you via e-mail. By sending this message, you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

HORGENGLARUS products, collections and more | Architonic

More from

moser 1–250 | Chairs | horgenglarus

moser 1–250


Others have also visited

More products from horgenglarus