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Set of Tubular Steel Armchairs, Mücke & Melder | Mücke & Melder | 1930's | Banded Tube | 79 x 64 x 79 cm | Functionalism | Modernism | Furniture | Seating, Furniture, Design | Antiques


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The two chairs were in production from the early 1930s under the name Fn 24 by the company Mücke & Melder which was based in, what was then, the Czech city of Fryštát (today part of the city of Karviná). Even under the changed political conditions, their production continued, albeit in the Czech national enterprise of Kovona till the 1950s. The frame is made of flexible steel tube with copper, nickel and chrome finish. Chairs with very similar construction were also produced by the famed companies Thonet and Mauser. Anonymous authorship of Marcel Breuer or Mark Stamm cannot be excluded here. In complete harmony with the Functionalist doctrine, the chairs follow very simple construction principles, but not to the detriment of comfortable seating. The skeleton is made of a single peace of tube. The arched base gradually continues in the seating part, which thus makes the entire chair slightly recoil. The given solution was first used by Mies van der Rohe in the 1928’s Mr 533 chair. In his design, the tube does not result in the base support but the support of hands covered with wood. ¨ While the skeleton is in the original, authentic condition, the seating part with the support that both form a unit underwent demanding restoration. The destroyed upholstering was replaced by a new one from the Osborne & Little company, and the chairs can thus become a great addition to every stylish modern interior. The listed price is per item.

 

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