Folding Chair by Egon Eiermann - SE 18 | 1952

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Folding Chair by Egon Eiermann - SE 18 | 1952

The classic folding chair

The folding chair for the discerning customer – at the Museum of Modern Art in New York since 1953, at the College of Design in Ulm since 1955, at the World Exposition in Brussels in 1958. Minimalistic and exciting design, solid construction, high functionality, low space requirements during storage.

Eiermann’s demands of his folding chair were high. The result in late 1952: „That can’t be done any better!“ Here too Eiermann was probably right, in 1953 in Chica- go the SE 18 was awarded the „Good Design Award“ of the Museum of Modern Art of New York, the year after it received an award at the X. Milan Triennial.

Meanwhile, after more than 60 years, it has convincingly passed the practical test too, while losing none of its original charm.

Frame: Wooden folding chair with solid beech frame, tapered legs. Seat and back of laminated beech veneer. Solid and comfortable. Seat folds upwards when chair is folded. Horizontally stackable.

Weight: approx. 5,0 kg
Total height seat: 77 cm
Depth seat: 36 cm
Height seat: 46 cm
Width: 43 cm

Designer Egon Eiermann:

One of the most famous architects of post-warmodernism in Germany.His most famous buildings include the KaiserWilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, the Bonn parliament,the German Embassy in Washington andthe Olivetti towers in Frankfurt.With his dedication he inspired not only his studentsand clients. Just two of his many awardsare „The Grand Prize of the BDA“ (Federation ofGerman Architects) and Germany‘s „Grand Orderof Merit“.

The architect came to WILDE+SPIETH looking forsuitable shutters for his buildings. In 1948 alreadyhe asked the forward-looking question: „Children,can you make chairs too?“A close and friendly cooperation began and togetherthey developed Eiermann’s famous productionfurniture made of wood and tubular steelin the years and decades that followed.Professor Egon Eiermann died in 1970 in Baden-Baden. 


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