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René Herbst Armchair No. 14, circa 1928

$15,500per item

About

A rare armchair of nickel-plated tubular steel and calfskin cushions by French modernist René Herbst. Herbst was a founding member of the Union des Artistes Modernes, an influential group of progressive designers that included: Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier, Jean Prouvé, Pierre Jeanneret, Pierre Chareau, Robert Mallet-Stevens and Charlotte Perriand, among many others. What these different artists shared was a collective sentiment that, going forward, design should no longer reference the past, or as Herbst described it, “to create without looking back.” Much of the work that this group introduced exhibited the shared ideal of function over ornamentation and an aesthetic that made use of readily available industrial materials. Armchair No. 14 is a well-documented example of early French modernism and the shift set into motion by the UAM group towards the aesthetic Avant Garde. Two available. Priced individually.

Details

  • Creator
    René Herbst (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Depth: 26 in. (66.04 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1928
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Reupholstered cushions in celadon green Italian calfskin.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3832320562492

Shipping & Returns

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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