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KEM Weber Furniture

American, German, 1889-1963

Architect and designer Kem Weber arrived in the United States in the vanguard of a wave of progressive Central European talents — among them, Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, Paul T. Frankl and Ilonka Karascz — who would profoundly affect the course of modernism in the United States. In his new home, Weber created a wholly American form of modern design that is sleek and stylish, yet comfortable and practical.

Karl Emanuel Martin Weber — “Kem” was his self-styled nom d’usage — was born and trained in Berlin. In 1914, he became an accidental immigrant to the U.S.. Sent to San Francisco by his teacher-turned-employer, architect Bruno Paul, to oversee an installation at a global design expo, Weber was marooned by the outbreak of World War I. But he quickly grew to love California, even if his early years there were difficult. When design commissions were hard to find, he took jobs as a lumberjack, chicken farmer and art school teacher. (He gained U.S. citizenship in 1924.)

In the mid-1920s, while working for the Los Angeles–based Barker Bros. department store — the largest furniture retailer in the country at the time — Weber regularly traveled around the nation to deliver lectures on modernism. His reputation as a champion of a new, clean and elegant style earned him architectural commissions and contracts to design furniture and items such silverware, coffee services and cocktail shakers. His masterpiece is the Airline lounge chair, designed 1934-1935. With its raked, gently angular frame and cantilevered seat, the chair suggests movement, speed and forward progress. Though it seemed perfect for mass production, Weber was never able to convince a major manufacturer to take it on. In the end, fewer than 300 Airline chairs were made. Today, those may be the rarest examples of Weber’s work, but are always worth looking out for. As you will see on these pages, his designs are both intelligent and stylish. They deserve to be a part of any serious collection of American modernism.

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Creator: Kem Weber
Rare Important Art Deco Lounge Chair by Kem Weber for Lloyd
By Kem Weber
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare Important Design Art Deco Lounge Chair by Kem Weber for Lloyd. All original in as found condition. Original Red Upholstery.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Art Deco Chrome Tubular Sofa & Lounge Chair Set in Black Leather by Kem Weber
By Kem Weber
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Deco Chrome Tubular Sofa & Lounge Chair Set in Black Leather - Set of 2 This exquisite Art Deco sofa and lounge chair set designed by Kem Weber showcases the iconic streamline ...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Art Deco Silver and Marble Digital Mantel Clock Model 975 by Lawson, Circa 1930
By Kem Weber
Located in Van Nuys, CA
An early circa 1930s cyclometer model 975 electric digital clock housed in a wonderful silver architectural case with stepped chromed art deco accents and a marble base. Introducing...
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1930s Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Onyx, Silver Plate, Brass

Vintage Lloyd Mfg Kem Weber Art Deco Steel Cantilever Lounge Chairs - a Pair
By Kem Weber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Lloyd Mfg Kem Weber Art Deco Steel Cantilever Lounge Chairs - a Pair. Item features a steel flat bar cantilever frames, brown naugahyde upho...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel

Kem Weber for Lloyd Furniture Pair of Chairs
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of hard to find Lloyd Chrome Chairs from the 1930's. Designed by Kem Weber. Couple repairs as seen in photos that discolored the chrome a bit...
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1930s American Machine Age Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Kem Weber, Console Table, Wood, Chrome Metal, USA, 1930s
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in High Point, NC
A wood and chrome plated metal console table designed by KEM Weber and produced by Lloyd Manufacturing Co. USA, 1930s. With manufacturers label to underside.
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1930s American Machine Age Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Kem Weber Chrome and Mohair Thirties Armchairs
By Kem Weber
Located in New York, NY
Kem Weber chrome and mohair thirties armchairs. Great condition and newly reupholstered in steel blue mohair, these small scale chrome open armchairs ...
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1930s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

KEM Weber Counter Height Chrome Stool
By Kem Weber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Art deco, counter height stool by KEM Weber features a chrome frame with marbleized vinyl seat and back.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

KEM Weber for Lloyd Chrome Set of 8 Z Chairs
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of 8 "Z" chairs designed by Kem Weber for Lloyd Loom. Mid 1930's design. One of the most iconic designs from the Machine Age. Nice set of 8! Chairs show some wear, with some chro...
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1930s American Machine Age Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair by Kem Weber for Lloyd furniture
By Kem Weber
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Wonderful chrome spring lounge chair by Kem Weber for Lloyd furniture. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. Leather cushions show some creases but no cracks or tears. Ch...
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1950s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

Vintage Kem Weber Deco Chrome Chaise Lounge for Lloyd
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Dramatic Kem Weber Chaise Lounge in original upholstery. The color and condition of the vinyl is in pretty nice shape minus the tear at the seam. I think if the color is desirable it...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Lloyd Kem Weber Tubular Chrome Steel Red Vinyl Cantilever Arm Chair
By Kem Weber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Lloyd Kem Weber Tubular chrome steel red vinyl cantilever arm chair. Item features red vinyl upholstery, tubular chrome metal frame, very nice vi...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

1930s Vintage Machine Age Kem Weber for Lloyd Chrome and Vinyl Lounge Chair
By lloyd manufacturing co., Kem Weber
Located in Munroe Falls, OH
This is a beautiful spring cantilever chrome lounge chair with wood arms in yellow vinyl designed by Kem Weber for Lloyd Manufacturing Co,...
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1930s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

KEM Weber Machine Age Chrome Springer Lounge Chair
By Kem Weber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For your consideration is this exceptional all-original example of KEM Weber’s iconic springer chair featuring its rarely seen original black rubber floor protector feet and ivory vi...
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1930s American Machine Age Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Early Rare Kem Weber Petite Desk for Lloyd
By Kem Weber
Located in Chicago, IL
Early Rare Kem Weber Petite desk for Lloyd early Label attached.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

KEM Weber Deco Chrome Springer Chair
By Kem Weber
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Deco chrome tubular Springer Chair attributed to KEM Weber Style of Bauhaus, Gilbert Rohde The flat cross metal piece that is bolted to the wood brok...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

1934 Gilbert Rohde for Troy Sunshade Art Deco Easy Chair Blue Lounge Chair
By Kem Weber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
1934 Gilbert Rohde for troy sunshade Art Deco easy chair blue lounge chair. Item features chrome metal frame, upholstered armrests, very nice antiqu...
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Early 20th Century North American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Aluminum

Heywood Wakefield Trimline Desk & Chair Kem Weber Design
By Kem Weber, Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Heywood Wakefield Trimline desk & chair Kem Weber Design : U.s.a Period: 1950 full restored.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Rare Lloyd Chromium Writing Desk by KEM Weber
By Kem Weber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lloyd chromium writing desk by Kem Weber.  
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1930s Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

KEM Weber Model 304 "Zephyr" Copper Digital Clock by Lawson, circa 1934
By Kem Weber
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Great design burnished bronze and brass with ivory enameled trim fantastic Machine Age design electric clock designed in the 1930s. Great Art Deco stylized numbers in a digital form ...
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1930s Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Copper

Single Tier Table by KEM Weber
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in South Charleston, WV
Streamline Moderne iconic design by Karl Emanuel Martin (K.E.M.) Weber designed in 1935 and manufactured '35-37 by Lloyd Manufacturing. Comes with rare provenance - a copy of original receipt from July 1935. Measures: 28.75" wide, 16.5" deep and 19.75" tall. Tubular steel with chrome plating. Table top has had the lacquer buffed and a seal coat...
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1930s American Streamlined Moderne Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

KEM Weber Airline Chairs
By Kem Weber
Located in San Francisco, CA
Extremely rare KEM Weber "Airline" armchair. Weber's most famous work, the "Airline" chair of 1934, exemplified the clean, streamlined style of the age. ...
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1930s American Streamlined Moderne Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Birch

Pair of Art Deco Tubular Chrome Lounge Chairs, K E M Weber, Lloyd
By Kem Weber
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair of Art Deco tubular chrome lounge chairs designed by K E M Weber for Lloyd Manufacturing Co., Classic streamline design. Extremel...
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20th Century American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Kem Weber Chrome Tubular Sofa by Lloyd Manufacturing
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in Van Nuys, CA
A Kem Weber designed chrome flat iron sofa, featuring a bent spring-like base with the iconic rolled Weber arms. The arms are topped with red padded vinyl armrests that follow the cu...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

KEM Weber Springer Armchair for Lloyd
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Known as the “Springer” chair, the chairs sit on flat band chrome iron springs and function as rocking chairs. The chair retains its original chrome and with newly made cushions. ...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Metal

Rare 1930s Art Deco/Machine Age, Streamline Black and Chrome Table, Kem Weber
By Kem Weber
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare 1930s Art Deco/Machine Age, streamline black and chrome table, KEM Weber, have never seen in person, only in 1930s KEM Weber catalog, stunn...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Kem Weber Art Deco Steamer Chaise Lounge, Daybed
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Original "steamer" chaise lounge or daybed by the well known Lloyd Manufacturing Co, features stunning tubular bent chrome legs and dramatic white Naugahyde upholstery. Attributed to...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Kem Weber Streamline Moderne Chaise Lounge
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in San Francisco, CA
An early 1930s Streamline Moderne chaise lounge or daybed by Kem Weber for Lloyd Manufacturing Co. A sleek yet comfortable piece displaying the hor...
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1930s American Streamlined Moderne Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel

KEM Weber Daybed
By Kem Weber
Located in New York, NY
Daybed upholstered in embossed vinyl with black trim. Have tubular chrome legs. Mid-Century Modern.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Original 1938 Kem Weber The Airline Chair for Walt Disney, Pair
By Kem Weber
Located in Van Nuys, CA
These rare Pair of "Airline Chair" armchairs by the iconic modernist K.E.M. Weber (American b. Germany, 1889-1963) were originally designed in 1934 and produced in 1938 for the Walt ...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Wood

Machine Age KEM Weber for Lloyd Chrome and Leather Lounge Chair
By Kem Weber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1940s, Machine Age, lounge chair by KEM Weber for Lloyd with cantilever, tubular chrome frame with wood lacquered armrests and newly upholstered leather cushions.
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Matched pair Chromed Steel Art Deco Springer Chairs, , LLoyd Mnfg Co.
By Kem Weber
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic pair of chromed steel springer chairs designed by K E M Weber made by LLoyd Manufacturing Co.,Extremely comfortable,,Recently reupholster...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Rare Lloyd Chromium Writing Desk by Kem Weber
By Kem Weber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lloyd Chromium Writing Desk by Kem Weber https://www.themagazineantiques. com/article/kem-weber-southern-california/
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1930s Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome, Steel

Iconic Airline Lounge Chair by Kem Weber, 1930's
By Kem Weber
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Kem Weber airline chair circa late 1930’s. This chair appears to be all original.
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1930s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Brass

KEM Weber Machine Age Springer Chair
By Kem Weber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For your consideration is KEM Weber’s iconic machine age springer chair with ivory canvas upholstery and original chrome finish. The chair is notably comf...
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1930s American Machine Age Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Machine Age / Art Deco KEM Weber Springer Armchair for Lloyd, 1930s
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in Buffalo, NY
This extremely comfortable American Art Deco armchair was designed, circa 1935, for Lloyd Manufacturing by Karl Emmanuel Martin (KEM) Weber (1889 -1963). Unmolested!! Totally orig...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Kem Weber furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Kem Weber furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Kem Weber furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Kem Weber were created in the Art Deco style in united states during the 1930s. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Sally Sirkin Lewis, Warren McArthur Corporation, and Zenith. Prices for Kem Weber furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $495 and can go as high as $97,750, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,200.

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