Perfect chair

When humans apply this much care to designing things, it makes me almost teary. This chair is a life-raft on a tidal wave of mass-produced cynicism. The person who made this chair was doing something so careful it’s almost spiritual.

The designer is German architect Hans Luckhardt (1890-1954), well known for designing steel tube chairs in the 1920s and 30s. He (along with his brother Wassili) was at one time a top international architect, and his skill is evident in this chair. Apparently the chair is extremely comfortable despite its minimum of materials.

Thanks to the Chair Blog for these excellent photos.

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