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Pair of Early René Herbst Sandows Chairs

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Pair of early "Sandows" chairs, designed by French Architect René Herbst, circa 1927. This pair most likely produced, circa 1950s. Per the rene-herbst website: "René Herbst first showed his "Chaise Sandows" at the 1929 Salon d'Automne, where Le Corbusier also presented furniture with tubular steel frames. In 1930 René Herbst joined Robert Mallet-Stevens, Francis Jourdain, and others in founding the Union Des Artistes Modernes (UAM); a large group of artists and designers committed to Modernism joined the co-founders. The UAM was founded as a counter-movement to Art Deco, which the UAM artists repudiated because they found it overloaded with decoration and too ornamental. In 1945 René Herbst was elected chairman of the UAM gewählt. The UAM mounted exhibitions in Paris under the heading of "Les Formes Utiles" (Utilitarian Forms)". Literature: Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., 1000 CHAIRS, Cologne, 1997, p. 208. Solange Goguel, RENE HERBST, Paris, 1990, p. 274. Alexander von Vegesack et al., eds., 100 MASTERPIECES FROM THE VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM, exh. cat., Weil am Rhein, 1996, cat. no. 40. Please note, this pair of Rene Herbst "Sandows" chairs are being offered as objects, and not fully functioning chairs, as the rubber bungee cords that form the seats and backs are very worn. New rubber bungee cords can be purchased through Palazzetti.

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  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Please note, this pair of Rene Herbst "Sandows" chairs are being offered as objects, and not fully functioning chairs, as the rubber strips that form the seats and backs are very worn. There are also minor areas of oxidation on the nickel plate.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 32 in. x W 18 in. x D 19.5 in.H 81.28 cm x W 45.72 cm x D 49.53 cm
  • Seat Height
    18.25 in. (46.36 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Providence, RI
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU943011179251
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