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KEM Weber Furniture

American, German, 1889-1963
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
Art Deco Enameled Steel Adjustable Pedestal Dentist Stool by KEM Weber
By Bausch & Lomb, Kem Weber
Located in Buffalo, NY
Art deco, apothecary, dentist stool by Bausch & Lomb designed by KEM Weber features a painted steel pedestal base that is adjustable from 20-30 inches height with 13 inch diameter, v...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel

KEM Weber Streamline Art Deco Moderne Chaise Lounge or Daybed in Chrome and Wool
By lloyd manufacturing co., Kem Weber
Located in Miami, FL
Streamline Art Deco modern chaise lounge or daybed rendered in chrome and black wool by KEM Weber.
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

1950s Midcentury Maple/Chrome Trimline Desk by KEM Weber for Heywood Wakefield
By Heywood-Wakefield Co., Kem Weber
Located in Belmont, MA
1950s Mid-Century Modern Heywood-Wakefield Trimline model chrome and chrome desk designed by KEM Weber. Originally designed as a school teachers desk.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Maple

Kem Weber Art Deco Steamer Chaise Lounge, Daybed
By lloyd manufacturing co., Kem Weber
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 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. Although it was practical,...
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1930s American Streamlined Moderne Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Birch

Kem Weber Red Tubular Armchair, Vintage Mid-Century Modern
By Kem Weber
Located in Wilton, CT
Vintage Kem Weber tubular armchair Recently reupholstered in red leather with black trim Made in USA, circa 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Recently upholstered KEM Weber for Lloyd Art Deco Machine Age Chrome Sofa
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in Ferndale, MI
Sexy art deco machine age moderne chrome frame tear drop arm loose cushion sofa. Designed by KEM Weber for Lloyd in the 1930s. Cushions shown in original vinyl which has been replace...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Rare Art Deco KEM Weber Airline Chair 1930s
By Kem Weber
Located in New York, NY
Rare KEM Weber for Mueller. Art Deco 1930s Streamlined Chair. Designed by German born Karl Emanuel Weber (KEM) in 1935-1936. Marked with metal Mueller Co tag. Referred to as the "Ai...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Wood

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 antique item, quality American craftsman...
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Early 20th Century North American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Aluminum

Pair Of KEM Weber Tubular Chrome Swivel Bar Stools
By Kem Weber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Machine Age, Art Deco, bar stools by KEM Weber feature tubular chrome bases with 17.5 inch diameter foot rests and newly upholstered, chrome-plated cast iron, swivel, leather...
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Mid-20th Century American Machine Age KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Vintage Art Deco Loveseat by KEM Weber
By Kem Weber
Located in Pasadena, TX
Lloyd manufacturing KEM Weber Vintage Art Deco loveseat by KEM Weber Art Deco loveseat by KEM Weber. Shapely chrome frame, with apple green vinyl upholstery and red piping. ...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Streamline Moderne KEM Weber for Lloyd Chrome Tubular Lounge Chair, circa 1940s
By lloyd manufacturing co., Kem Weber
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A delightful streamline Moderne lounge chair designed by KEM Weber and manufactured by Lloyd in the 1940s, it is a comfortable and striking seating piece. The beige suede upholstery ...
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20th Century American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel

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

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. Extremely comfortable, retains original Lloyd labels as ...
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20th Century American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Triple Band Table by KEM Weber
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in South Charleston, WV
Model # T - 255, triple flat-band, Lloyd Manufacturing Company USA 1935. Chrome-plated steel, Birch plywood, Measures 16" deep, 27" wide and 18" tall. Streamline Moderne iconic des...
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1930s American Streamlined Moderne Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

KEM Weber Triple Band Machine Age Sofa
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
KEM Weber for Lloyd Chrome triple band Machine Age sofa. One of the most iconic streamline modern pieces out there! The promise of speed! Newly reupholstered in a light blue/gray lea...
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1930s American Machine Age Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

KEM Weber Springer Armchair for Lloyd
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This extremely comfortable American Art Deco armchair was designed, circa 1935, for Lloyd Manufacturing by Karl Emmanuel Martin (KEM) Weber (1889 -1963). Known as the “Springer” ...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Metal

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

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Wood

KEM Weber Deco Chrome Springer Chair
By Kem Weber
Located in Chicago, IL
KEM Weber Deco Chrome Springer Chair Style of Bauhaus, Gilbert Rohde
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Kem Weber Streamline Moderne Chaise Lounge
By lloyd manufacturing co., Kem Weber
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 horizontal lines and curving forms th...
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1930s American Streamlined Moderne Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel

Kem Weber Chrome Tubular Sofa by Lloyd Manufacturing
By lloyd manufacturing co., Kem Weber
Located in Van Nuys, CA
A Kem Weber designed chrome tubular sofa, featuring a bent spring-like base with the iconic rolled Weber arm. Made by Lloyd Manufacturing.
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

Art Deco Tubular Chrome Armchairs by KEM Weber
By lloyd manufacturing co., Kem Weber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of machine-age, Art Deco, armchairs by KEM Weber feature minimal, tubular chrome frames with two-tone, vinyl upholstery with nailhead detail.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

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

Art Deco Enameled Steel Adjustable Pedestal Dentist Stool By KEM Weber
By Kem Weber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Art deco, apothecary, dentist stool by KEM Weber features a painted steel pedestal base that is adjustable from 20-30 inches height with 13 inch diameter, vinyl upholstered seat with...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel

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

Single Tier Table by KEM Weber
By lloyd manufacturing co., Kem Weber
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 origina...
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1930s American Streamlined Moderne Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel, 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

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, stunning, unusual design.
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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 reupholstered,,Art Deco,, Machine Age design
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Industrial Trimline Executive Desk by KEM Weber
By Heywood-Wakefield Co., Kem Weber
Located in Lafayette, IN
This is a wonderful example of KEM Weber's classic Trimline desk design for Heywood Wakefield. This desk is fresh off a full restoration and has been tastefully updated with new faux...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Kem Weber furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Kem Weber furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Kem Weber furniture collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 30 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Kem Weber was created in North America during the 20th century in the Art Deco style. Many customers also consider furniture from Troy Sunshade Company, Lloyd Manufacturing Co. and Zenith. Prices for Kem Weber furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $495 and tops out at $85,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,080 on average..