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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
KEM Weber for Heywood Wakefield Trimline Desk
By Heywood-Wakefield Co., Kem Weber
Located in Fulton, CA
An exceptional collaboration between Kem Weber and Heywood Wakefield created this amazing industrial Modern / Mid-Century Modern desk. A combination of steel, maple and laminate. Vib...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial KEM Weber Furniture

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Steel

1930s Vintage Machine Age Kem Weber for Lloyd Chrome and Vinyl Lounge Chair
By Kem Weber, lloyd manufacturing co.
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, later Heywood Wakefield, ca. 1930's. Con...
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1930s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 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 lloyd manufacturing co., Kem Weber
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

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 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

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 vintage item, quality American craftsma...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco KEM Weber Furniture

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Chrome

Heywood Wakefield Trimline Desk & Chair Kem Weber Design
By Heywood-Wakefield Co., Kem Weber
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

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

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 comfortable and sturdy with a ni...
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1930s American Machine Age 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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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 broke off the "tip point" on lef...
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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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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..

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