A reclining chair by René Herbst made of chrome tube and sandows. Created in the late 1920's by french architect René Herbst aka 'the man of steel' he made a lot of different chairs out of metal tube which allowed mass production of furniture and access to comfortable furniture for a wide audience. And as he stated: "The use of metal does not come from esthetical need but an esthetic is born from this work". In 1927 René Herbst designed the revolutionary and functional 'Chaise Sandows' seat furniture. The frames were nickel-plated tubular steel, the seat and back was made of rubber strips stretched taut and fastened to the frame by hooks at the end. René Herbst first showed his 'Chaise Sandows' at the 1929 Salon d'Automne, where Le Corbusier also presented furniture with tubular steel frames. Made by Ecart International.
W: 560x D: 990x SH: 350 H: 860mm
Black tubular steel with rubber strips stretched taut and fastened to the frame by hooks at the end.