April 10, 2017

4 Mid-Century Chairs Finally Get Their Due

Some of these chairs were never produced–until now.

Frog stackable chair by Herbert Hirche for Richard Lampert. 

1. Designer:
Herbert Hirche for Richard Lampert.

Product: Frog.

Standout: The 1955 stackable chair by the German architect comes back with a seat and backrest in oak plywood or painted one of seven colors and a tubular-steel frame that’s chrome-finished or powder-coated.

RM58 armchair by Roman Modzelewski for Vzór.

2. Designer: Roman Modzelewski for Vzór.

Product: RM58.

Standout: Originally made in fiber-glass and patented in 1961, but never produced, the chair finally comes to fruition in roto-molded polyethylene with a high-gloss or matte finish, atop powder-coated steel legs.

Triiio table by Hans Bølling for Brdr. Krüger.
1958 drawings for the Triiio table.

3. Designer: Hans Bølling for Brdr. Krüger.

Product: Triiio.

Standout: Riffing off the original 1958 drawings, the table goes into production of the first time, with oak, walnut, or black-stained beech legs topped by tinted glass. Side and dining tables also available.

Pinguïn by Theo Ruth for Artifort. Photography by Studio van Assendelft/Artifort Archive.
Pinguïn by Theo Ruth for Artifort. Photography courtesy of Artifort Archive.

4. Designer:
Theo Ruth for Artifort.

Product: Pinguïn.

Standout: The in-house designer’s 1953 chair is back in a limited edition of 125, now available in five colors of Bute tweed upholstery.

> See more from the March 2017 issue of Interior Design

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