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Tue 16.2.

de Sede reissue two classic cantilever chairs (CH)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 16.02.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'RH 304' cantilever chair by Robert Haussmann, reissued by de Sede

'RH 304' cantilever chair by Robert Haussmann, reissued by de Sede

Cantilever chairs have always occupied a privileged position in modern design history. It is their visual lightness, their relative lack of materiality (look Ma, no legs!), which made them such a fascination for Bauhaus greats Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam and Mies van der Rohe. Swiss manufacturer de Sede has recently reissued two iconic cantilevers from the late 1950s, the originals of which have long been sought after by collectors.

'RH 304' cantilever chair by Robert Haussmann, reissued by de Sede

'RH 304' cantilever chair by Robert Haussmann, reissued by de Sede

Designed by Robert Haussmann, ‘RH 304′ (which was used as conference seating at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters) and ‘RH 305′ have been modified slightly for re-edition, their upholstery now slimmer than before. The seat height on ‘RH 305′ has also been adjusted. Otherwise, their silhouettes remain the same.

'RH 305' cantilever chair by Robert Haussmann; reissued by de Sede

'RH 305' cantilever chair by Robert Haussmann; reissued by de Sede

to the de Sede collections on Architonic

'Crutch' trestle by Nicola from Bern

'Crutch' trestles by Nicola from Bern

Metal frames are put over the edges of a tabletop and contracted with lashing straps creating a highly solid linkage. Other than conventional trestles it causes a table with an unitary look. It is designed to work with any table format and for tabletops dimensioned at 24 to 30mm thickness.

'Crutch' trestles by Nicola from Bern

'Crutch' trestles by Nicola from Bern

Swiss designer Nicola Enrico Stäubli explores a new form of customization: Since the knowledge of the consumer needs will always be limited, he designs with a focus on the greatest possible flexibility. In today’s world of the open source concept, consumers take on the role of co-designers. Nicola’s designs have an openness allowing the hybrid customer the most versatile usage. Beyond a reference to the 2.0 economy, a similar product typology pairs with the requirements of a sustainable design – it’s adaptable to a changing living environment thus providing long lifespan.

'Phasmatodea' by Nicola from Bern

'Phasmatodea' coat hangers by Nicola from Bern

This new type of coat hanger sticks to a conventional towel rail. Once flipped over it turns into a coat hook. This double function brings along a flexible use of the object – it can be used as a wardrobe even in narrow doorways.

'Phasmatodea' coat hangers by Nicola from Bern

'Phasmatodea' coat hangers by Nicola from Bern