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Art. 185

Armchair in chrome-plated or painted tubular steel. Upholstered seat and back.


HISTORY
This English chaIr has a complicated pedigree. It is a discendant of a similar chair with a thinner seat designed in 1928 by Wassily and Hands Luckhardt and used in their home on the Ruppenhorn.
The chair of the Luckhardt was first produced by Desta (Deutsche Stahlmobel), a company founded by Anton Lorenz in 1929. When Desta was liquidated in 1933, all the designs were sold to Thonet who sold this model as SS33. A varation of this model with a single rod in the back (attributed to Lorenz) was also sold by Desta and, then, by Thonet.
This present chair is a reworking of the Luckhardts' chair by Oliver Percy Bernard during his short association (1931-1933) with Pel Ltd., London (SP4). In 1982 it was reintoduced by Sheridan Coakley as part of his collection of classics.

Height: 75,5 cm (29,7")
Seat height: 47 cm (18,5")
Width: 53,5 cm (21")
Depth: 61 cm (24")

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