Set of Eight Dining Chairs by Walter Gropius

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The legendary Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius designed the rarely seen "W199" armchair in 1951 with Benjamin Thompson, a fellow professor at Harvard. Gropius' teaching career came to an end a year or two later, and he returned to practicing architecture full-time, as principal of the firm he established with Thompson and six other former Harvard colleagues, The Architects' Collaborative.

These armchairs are beautifully constructed of solid nutwood and are quite comfortable, even for prolonged periods of sitting. They work equally well as dining chairs, desk chairs or reading chairs. They are in original condition, and as such show normal wear from their 65 years of use. They present very well in their current state, but if the customer so desires, they can be refinished at a small additional cost.

Literature:

Winfried Nerdinger, Der Architekt Gropius, Mann, Berlin, 1996, p. 309; Siegfried Giedion, Walter Gropius, Dover, New York, 1992, p. 106.

Details

  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Materials and Techniques
    Nutwood
  • Condition
    Good. The chairs are in original condition, and present very well in their current state. At the customer's request, they can be refinished..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    29.8 in. H x 23.7 in. W x 21 in. D
    76 cm H x 60 cm W x 53 cm D
  • Seat Height
    18 in. (46 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    8
  • Reference Number
    LU80915887743
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