1 of 11 images

Rare Pair of Lounge Chairs by Sculptor Knut Hesterberg, 1970-1971

About

We are pleased to be able to offer this superb and super rare pair of lounge chairs by famed sculptor Knut Hesterberg which exhibit the sense of purity seen throughout his large-scale international sculptural commissions and design oeuvre. This rare design is published in Carlo Belloli's monograph on Hesterberg's work entitled "Knut Hesterberg ,Skulptur and design". The book confirms that these rare chairs were only produced for a maximum of two years between 1970-71 by the 'SELECTFORM' atelier in Stuttgart,Germany and were retailed through the 'DESIGN-CENTER' Stuttgart,Germany. The book confirms production ceased in 1971. Please see images 7 and 8. Please see full literature reference at foot of this description. A copy of the original page documenting this table will be provided to the buyer. (please see image 7) These chairs are of superb quality and are very heavy, the legs are made of thick, heavy cast aluminium which support a tough injection moulded two piece hard plastic shell covered in two tone leather. A beautiful detail is how the intergral aluminium legs and shell support inserts between the two halves of the seat shell, a synthesis of each supporting the other. Futhermore this design featured in the prestigious Sothebys' London sale '20th century Decorative Arts selected by Gordon Watson' in September 2007 where a pair of Hesteberg lounge chairs were estimated at £6-8000 pounds circa $12-16000, so this pair is priced competitively. Please see image 9 for a copy of the Sothebys reference. Belloli's tome on Hesterberg's output describes these chairs as " applicated form for the function of daily habitat: the purity of the design, the choice of the modern material and the ingenious construction correspond to the necessity if an expressive synthesis' Knut Hesterberg is a world famous german sculptor who started his career at the graphic arts and design studio in Zurich, Switzerland where he came into contact with the architect and artist Max Bill who had a great influence on his future work. He has exhibited his sculptures all-over Europe and many of his large-scale sculptures are permanently installed in public spaces throughout Germany and a few in Italy (please see image 10 for an example) . This design again exhibits Hesterberg's interest and desire to bring sculptural and artistic form into the lives of the public not only through his large public sculptures but through practical sculptural forms for everyday use. Literature: 'Knut Hesterberg ,Skulptur and design' , fig 25, Carlo Belloli, Verlag Willy Jaggi, Basel, Swizerland 1983., Please see images 7 and 8.

Details

  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good. The chairs have been recovered in leather to match the original..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 27.76 in. x W 28.75 in. x D 29.53 in.

    H 70.5 cm x W 73 cm x D 75 cm

  • Seat height
    15.75 in. (40 cm)
  • Seller location
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number
    LU93011648682

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2012
Typical response time: 7 hrs
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Rare Free-Form Table by Sculptor Knut Hesterber...
Knut Hesterberg
German Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass
This beautiful and elegant free-form table by German sculptor Knut Hesterberg was produced by the German company, Ronald Schmidt, in very small numbers during the short period of 197...
Knut Hesterberg sculptural form table,1971, pub...
Knut Hesterberg
German Side Tables
Aluminum, Glass
Beautiful and rare sculptural form side table by German sculptor Knut Hesterberg in high pressure die cast aluminium with glass top. This stunning minimalist masterpiece was pr...
Pair of Kazuhide Takahama "Saghi" Lounge Chairs...
Gavina
Italian Lounge Chairs
Chrome, Steel, Upholstery
Pair of minimal design "Saghi" lounge chairs by Japanese designer Kazuhide Takahama. The frames are made of solid bent steel welded with electric induction and chrome plating. D...
Rare Mohair Lounge Chairs by Italian Sculptor F...
Franz Sartori
Italian Lounge Chairs
Mohair, Wood, Hardwood
Rare and beautiful pair of lounge chairs by italian sculptor and artist Franz T Sartori for Flexform, Milan Italy, circa 1965. Sartori is best known for his organic form sculptors bu...
You May Also Like
Pair of Swivel Cube Lounge Chairs by Harvey Pro...
Harvey Probber
American Lounge Chairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
A pair of low conversational swivel lounge chairs in cube form raised on round ebonized bases. By Harvey Probber. American, circa 1950. COM.  
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Marcello Cuneo for Mobel
Marcello Cuneo, Mobel Italia
Italian Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Set of two folding lounge chairs by Marcello Cuneo for Mobel. Sleek chrome frame and leather upholstery with compact head rest pillow.
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Gilles Bouchez for Air...
Gilles Bouchez
European Lounge Chairs
Pair of leather lounge chairs, designed by Gilles Bouchez, Airborne, 1970, France. A rare set of louge chairs with white leather cushions, supported by adjustable straps. chrome-p...
Boris Tabacoff by Editions MMM Pair of French "...
Boris Tabacoff
French Lounge Chairs
Steel, Lucite
Boris Tabacoff French 'Sphere' lounge chair Edition "Mobilier Modular Moderne" 1971. The lightly smoked plexiglass or the French term altuglas shell, original foam cushion with crea...
Pair of Large Lounge Chairs by Gardner Leaver f...
Steelcase, Gardner Leaver
American Lounge Chairs
Large lounge chairs in original brown leather supported by a solid polished steel frame that is connected to the base by a single tubular leg that allows the chair to swivel 360 degr...
Rare Pair of Maga Lounge Chair, circa 1970
Unknown
Spanish Lounge Chairs
Faux Leather, Chrome
Beautiful and rare pair of Maga lounge chair circa 1970, in black leatherette and chrome, in perfect vintage condition. Very comfortable, adjustable in depth, sitting position lying.
Rare Pair of Early Charles and Ray Eames LKR-2 ...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
American Lounge Chairs
Metal
Rare pair of early Charles and Ray Eames LKR-2 lounge chair by Herman Miller, first edition about 1953. A real collector's piece, this early Eames LKR-2 wire lounge chair has a chrom...
Pair of Rare Slipper or Lounge Chairs by T.H. R...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
American Slipper Chairs
Pair of rare slipper or lounge chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Beautiful pair of model 2043 slipper or lounge chairs on dark walnut base newly upholstered in crushed ...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries