The 150-year anniversary, Walter Knoll presents the “Classic Edition”: classics that recount furnishing history. With reissued products and familiar favourites – to explore and rediscover. All with...
The 150-year anniversary, Walter Knoll presents the “Classic Edition”: classics that recount furnishing history. With reissued products and familiar favourites – to explore and rediscover. All with their very own story.Show more Show less
In 1956, Germany was still being subjected to a classic style of furnishing. The whole of Germany? No, because a small bucket seat appeared on the scene that was to change the design of the age. Its allies came from Scandinavia, the Bauhaus and the avant-garde. The armchair set flowing forms and sweeping vital lines against the straightness prevalent at the time. Experiments with new materials and the invention of plastic made this possible. In the Classic Edition the 369 armchair reminds us of the fact that Walter Knoll was often an advocate of the avant-garde and that the company is still creating designs today which will enjoy lasting validity.
Since the Fifties we love him, the little shell chair 369. For his avant-garde with the coveted pinch of lifestyle. Inspired by the spirit of the times: the armchair covered with dark cotton velor and feet made of fine brass. This is called stringency in the best sense.
The new elegance. Presumably, the designers had the aperitif or the conversation in the salon in mind when they designed this small armchair in 1957. So very fleet-footed and charming is the Lady's Chair 375 therefore. Here you do not loll, here you take a seat. And the slightly larger round half-armchair 376 is reminiscent of the familiar social rituals. A true gentleman's chair, especially cuddly and comfortable.
The rediscovery. The connoisseur recognizes his charm at first glance: the reading and reclining chair 368 is a quiet classic of the mid-century modern era. Designed by Arno Votteler for Walter Knoll in 1956, the armchair recounts the inspirations that come from the zeitgeist: Scandinavian objectivity and rigor in the best sense of the word. The accentuated volumes of the upholstery rest on the filigree tubular steel frame. Stylish detail: the solid wood armrests, elegantly curved for comfort. With high or low backrest - the essence of lightness for a timeless aesthetic.
Here you can see the Votteler Chair with a low back. However, this is also available as a comfortable recliner.