Key facts

Product:
D51 Gropius-Armchair
Family:
D51 Bench|Armchair
Manufacturer:
TECTA
Designer:
Walter Gropius
Architonic ID:
1006676
Country:
Germany
Designed:
1922
Groups:
Seating-Chairs
Office chair...-Visitors chairs/Side chairs
Executive-Visitors Chairs
Lounge area/Waiting ...-Waiting area chairs

Product description

Dimensions (cm)
Width: 60
Depth: 56
Height: 79
Seat height: 46

Product family

Concept

Story
Designed by architect and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, the Fagus Factory was erected in 1911. A landmark in the history of modern architecture, the Fagus Factory was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. Visiting the Fagus Factory in 1972, Axel and Werner Bruchhäuser chanced upon a group of white chairs in the vest­ibule. Axel Bruchhäuser’s persistent inquiries as to the provenance of these objects led him to a book on the construction of the Fagus Factory, within which he discovered a design sketch byGropius. A request to Ise Gropius for a production license met with an enthusiastic response. Over the decades, Bruchhäuser maintained close ties with Ise Gropius and subsequently with her daughter Ati Gropius, who studied under Josef Albers at Black Mountain College. It was, in fact, Ise Gropius who would eventually introduce Marcel Breuer and Axel Bruchhäuser.

Material & Colour
Frame: solid ash, black or white lacquered
Back and seat: cushion in fabric or leather