De Sede RH 201 Pair of olive green leather armchairs by Robert Haussmann, R4000 to R10 000 per chair
Three sets of 2 Robert Haussmann armchairs available in olive-green leather.The armchairs are branded. Robert Haussmann designed these armchairs for De Sede in the late 1950s. The Swiss manufacturer De Sede is one of the oldest manufacturers of high-quality armchairs in top design and known for excellent craftsmanship in the highest material quality.
In vintage condition. They need to be professionally cleaned. Two have undamaged leather, the other pairs have a tear or more. The solid chrome frames are flawless.
Robert Haussman studied at the Academy of Modernist design in Amsterdam
“We never wanted to pretend that the previous generations didn’t exist. We have always attempted to find adequate ways of renewing the modernist project after the war, and we were strongly influenced by the Bauhaus and new objectivity, albeit in different ways.”
The first chairs that Robert made were tributes. His diploma piece, the so-called Schnurstuhl (String Chair), referenced the fascinating Egyptian chairs in the Rietberg Museum, with their animal-like legs. In 1953, after the death of their father, Robert and his brother took over his furniture shop in Zürich’s old town. Robert redesigned the store and released his first product: an homage to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich’s Barcelona Chair. At the time, the original was not available in Switzerland, so he redesigned it, but he also analyzed the design and tried to improve it, paying particular attention to dismantlability. Mies van der Rohe’s Weißenhof Chair remains one of our absolute favourites.
70cm arm to arm long 66cm depth seat 46cm tall back 76cm tall