Lot: 14

Alfred Arndt
Folding chair 'Volkshaus Probstzella', 1927/28

H. 91.5 x 41.5 x 53 cm. Made by Locksmith Itting, Propstzella 1927/28. Tubular steel, chrome-plated, plywood, stained black. Marked: embossed stamp: 'Ideal' plaque and fish symbol; 2 inventory labels of the municipality of Probstzella, numbering 372.

"Between 1926 and 1929, Alfred Arndt stayed mainly in Probstzella, Thuringia, where he managed the expansion of the "House of the People" on behalf of the entrepreneur Franz Itting. The interior of the building was designed by Arndt and other Bauhauslers and partially made in the Dessau workshops The lightweight folding chair was part of the inventory of the "Red Hall" in which dance evenings were held in addition to meetings and theater and cinema performances." www.bauhauskooperation.de/wissen/das-bauhaus/werke/tischlerei/klappstuhl/

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Hammer Price: 7,950 €

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Bauhaus Archiv Berlin, Der Bauhaus Meister Alfred Arndt, In der Vollendung liegt die Schönheit, Berlin 1999, Frontcover, p. 35; Hoffmann (ed.), Von Arts and Crafts zum bauhaus, Berlin 2019, p. 352; Exh. cat. bauhaus-möbel, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin 2003 p. 245, p. 331.