Key facts

Product:
B42 Weißenhof-Chair
Family:
B42 Weißenhof chair
Manufacturer:
TECTA >
Designer:
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe >
Architonic ID:
1006646
Country:
Germany
Launched:
1927
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Chairs >
Groups:
Seating-Chairs >

Concept

Story
»The most beautiful ›chair‹ since the throne of Charlemagne is simultaneously a ›vulgar‹ object of mass production! Itscreation marks the victory of the Bauhaus vision: the use of machinery to expand the production of consumer goods; the act of building culture rather than destroying culture. As a creator, I declare: two materials could not enter into a connection more pure ... As a sculptor, I declare: sculpture could not create a space more sublime ... As a restless philosopher, I inquire: how could I marry this purity with grace, sensuality, economy and the commonplace utility of the everyday?« 
Stefan Wewerka, 1985

Material & Colour
Frame: nickel plated steel tube
Seat and backrest: natural cane (double woven wickerwork) or TECTA-Wickerwork

Dimensions (cm)
Width: 49
Depth: 74
Height: 81
Sear height: 45