Thursday, November 28, 2013

1930s Wolfgang Hoffmann Art Deco Springer Chair - for Howell

Emigrating from Europe to the United States, Wolfgang Hoffman established himself as a premier intrepreter of art deco and streamlined design.  After a successful business designing furniture in the 1920s for private clients out of his Manhattan office, he was commissioned to work on furntiure for the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago.  He stayed in the Chicago area after the Fair, becoming resident designer for the Howell Corporation and entering into a his most prolific design period.

One of Hoffmann's most iconic designs in this springer chair, which he designed while at Howell. 

The chair belies its thick guage steel base and steel/alumnimum frame by appearing to float in space.  The chair is extremely comfortable and, if desired, can gently rock back and forth (hence the name "springer").

The chair is in excellent original condition.  The tweed upholstery appears to be original and is in oustanding condition - no holes or smells.  The chrome is excellent as well, with just minor wear.

Signed Howell on the seat frame.

Dimensions:  35" high x 28" deep x 23" wide.

A wonderful piece of high quality art deco furniture from a leading designer.



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