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Two Modern Barchairs



Celebrating Kolb “We dedicate a reduction of design to showcase the essence of materials used, this exposes the purity of form and function, less is more.” Ginger Zalaba For over 30 years the family business Zalaba design is active in the design field. The company is in its third generation currently being managed and operated by Ginger Zalaba. She has taken it open herself to initiate her first furniture collection in honor of her Grandfather Otto Kolb; a Swiss born architect and Industrial designer. The Otto Kolb redesigns represent the 1950s and 1960s era of sleek furniture design. Through the use of high-grade materials combined with the application of sleek Industrial Design Zalaba design creates furniture for a lifetime. Zalaba‘s inspiration stems from design classics of the mid-20th century, an era responsible for shaping what we know today as modern design. It’s truly an honour to be able to continue my grandfather’s legacy of modern furniture, the collection evolves his concepts of modern design while still keeping his integrity for design.“ Ginger Zalaba. Otto Kolb was a Swiss-born architect and designer who taught design in at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago during the late 1940s. In addition to teaching Mr. Kolb was commissioned to build several contemporary homes in the US, among them the Horner-House Illinois which was entered in the National Register of Historic Places. Kolb was honored with an award from the New York Musuem of Modern Art. During the 1950s and 1960s, Kolb produced a limited edition of modern furniture. One of his chairs is exhibited in Louvre in Paris. Otto Kolb’s furniture have been featured in auctions held by both Sotheby’s and Quittenbaum. The Kolb House built in early 1980s in Switzerland is still an important source of inspiration as a fine example of both modern architecture and sustainability. Kolb‘s furniture was produced by his own company Otto Kolb Design AG. His production expanded into powerhouse furniture retailers and producers like Walter Knoll. Kolb’s original work is rare but can still be found in renowned museums and major auction houses globally. Kolb’s furniture has appreciated in price as demonstrated at previous auctions held by Sotheby’s and Quittenbaum. Zalaba design has commenced its production of their "Kolb“ collection which is now available for retail.


  • Creator
    Ginger Zalaba (Designer)
  • Production type
    One of a Kind
  • Production time
    Available Now
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  • Condition
    Excellent. New and ready for pickup in New York.
  • Dimensions

    H 42.5 in. x W 24.4 in. x D 17.7 in.

    H 107.95 cm x W 61.98 cm x D 44.96 cm

  • Seat height
    31.1 in. (79 cm)
  • Seller location
    Bruttisellen, CH
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
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Zalaba Design

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Zalaba Design stands for New Bauhaus design, Swiss-Italian luxury furniture and modern interiors. The family business Zalaba Design is a Zurich based design studio specializing in customized furniture production, interior and exhibition design. Their mission is to create timeless, elegant, high-end pieces, which merge New Bauhaus design and artisan craftsmanship in beautiful artistic synchronicity. With more than 500 possible color variations, each piece is as unique as its owner. Zalaba mixes the finest Italian leather, fabric and wood with the most precious metal, glass and marble. Bauhaus design influences the shape and materials of Zalaba’s exclusive furniture collections KOLB, ZULU and OLA. They were credited to bring avant-garde design to the high-end furniture market to provide office, retail and home luxury. “We dedicate a reduction of design to showcase the essence of materials used, this exposes the purity of form and function - less is more.” Ginger Zalaba

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