Italy, c.1960s. René Herbst Bauhaus Designed Tubular Enameled, Steel & Leather Lounge Chair. Very Good Vintage Condition.
Rene Herbst worked in Paris, France as a furniture designer and interior decorator. In 1927 Herbst came up with a radically functional design for seat furniture: the "Chaise Sandows". Its frame was made of nickel-plated tubular steel, the seat and back were formed by strips of rubber stretched taught and fastened by hooks at the ends to the frame. René Herbst launched the "Chaise Sandows" at the 1929 Salon d'Automne, where Le Corbusier also presented furniture with tubular steel frames of his own design.
W: 24 x H: 32 in.