Key facts

Product:
GRID55
Family:
GRID55
Manufacturer:
Vzór Sp. z o.o. >
Designer:
Czesław Knothe >
Architonic ID:
1437023
Country:
Poland
Designed:
1955
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Armchairs >
Lounge area/Waiting room-Lounge chairs >
Groups:
Seating-Armchairs >
Lounge area/Waiting room-Lounge chairs >

Product description

DIMENSIONS
TOTAL HEIGHT 710 mm
SEAT HEIGHT 420mm
TOTAL WIDTH 900mm
SEAT WIDTH 450mm
BASE / FRAME WIDTH 550mm
TOTAL DEPTH 540mm
SEAT DEPTH 370mm
BACK HEIGHT 340mm
BACK WIDTH 450 mm

Product variants

Concept

A wire mesh chair designed in 1955 by prof. Czesław Knothe is the object that opens the Czesław Knothe collection by Vzór. Similarly as in the case of the first Vzór collection, dedicated to the work of Roman Modzelewski, the collection is based on the same rules and values. The collection will promote the designer’s oeuvre and has been prepared respecting the copyright law. It will be put into production using the newest technologies that guarantee a serial production.

The difficulties that designers encountered at that time resulted in an innovative use of a material which had not been used before in furniture making. Lack of material forced Knothe to experiment with wire mesh that was widely available. He created chairs and armchairs with an unusually light form. Although the famous wire chair Diamond design by Harry Bertoia had become known to the world three years earlier, Knothe’s furniture were considered as very innovative and extremely comfortable, as for that time period.
Wire mesh furniture products by Czesław Knothe have never been produced serially. Only the metal wire mesh chair and armchair that remained are stored in the National Museum in Warsaw.

CZESŁAW KNOTHE (1890-1985) – a plastic artist, architect and furniture designer.
Since 1926, he was a member of the “ŁAD” Artist Cooperative, later he became its long-term director. Aside from working as a designer, he also taught in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Author of numerous furniture designs for use in public, office and home interiors. One of the first Polish designers who experimented with new materials in furniture making.