Egon Eiermann

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The swivel chair with 4 legged frame by Egon Eiermann - SE 40 | 1949

The working chair SE 40 came to trade in 1952. It continued the row of Eiermann’s furniture. The steel frame with the middle column is height adjustable. Eiermann decided to take the same seat and backrest like for the SE 42. This had production-economic and ergonomic reasons.

Total height: 83 - 94 cm
Seat Depth: 42 cm
Seat Hight: 45-55 cm
Seat Width: 47 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 and the 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 of German 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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