• manufacturer/type:

Kollektor Perpetuel, ‘Sandows’ lounge chair

• designer, year:

René Herbst, originally designed in 1927
This chair is no. 63 out of 100 pieces produced
by Kollektor Perpetuel in Holland ± 1972

• material:
black painted tubular steel frame with rubber stretched strips

• measurements:

±100 cm high x 58 cm width x 79 cm deep

• condition:

Original vintage condition with some minor
user marks. Strips are stretched out when used.

• background:

In 1927 René Herbst designed the revolutionary "Chaise Sandows" seat furniture. The frames were tubular steel, the seat and back was made of rubber strips stretched taut and fastened to the frame by hooks at the end. René Herbst first showed his "Chaise Sandows" at the 1929 Salon d'Automne.
• literature:
Yvonne Bruhnhammer
Le Mobilier Français 1930-1960
Paris, 1997
page 33, 43 and 56


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‘Sandows’ lounge chair, designed by architect René Herbst in 1927

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René Herbst (Paris 1891 - Paris 1982) studied architecture in London and Frankfurt from 1908. After finishing his studies, René Herbst traveled extensively in Russia and Italy but by 1919 René Herbst was again in Paris, where he started working as a furniture designer and interior decorator. He founded Établissements René Herbst to produce the pieces he designed.
In 1925 René Herbst designed several exhibition stalls for the Paris "Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes".
The advocate of social concepts, he praised industrial furniture that enabled art and domestic comfort to be accessible to all. Called the 'man of steel' because of his collaboration with the Technical Office For the Use of Steel, he privileged innovative materials as well as functional and minimalist forms.
In 1930 René Herbst joined Robert Mallet-Stevens, Francis Jourdain, and others in founding the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM); a large group of artists and designers committed to Modernism joined the co-founders. The UAM was founded as a countermovement to Art déco, which the UAM artists repudiated because they found ot overloaded with decoration and too ornamental.
In 1945 René Herbst was elected chairman of the UAM gewählt. The UAM mounted exhibitions in Paris under the heading of "Les Formes Utiles" (Utilitarian Forms). source: http://www.rene-herbst.com

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