Lot No. 69


A rare “Tectaform” chair, Model 801, designed by Arnold Bode


, c. 1952, for Domus Raumkunst, Germany, black coated and bent laminated wood, upholstered (the upholstery replaced) and covered with original cream-coloured and anthracite textile fabric, brass bolts, height 66 cm, width 55 cm, depth 71 cm, height of seat 42 cm. (DRAX)

They primarily show designs for seating furniture in the context of the Tectaform project. Most of them were not realised and are only documented in the form of the drawings. The portfolio was personally dedicated to Heiner Schoeck, then-director of Domus Raumkunst in Schwaikheim, dated “mid-February 1953”, and signed by hand. Bode presented it to Schoeck to mark the Tectaform agreement. In the 1950s Arnold Bode, mainly known as the founder of documenta, worked as a designer and interior decorator. In 1955, he launched documenta in Kassel together with Werner Haftmann. He succeeded in establishing this show, which takes place every four years, as the largest and internationally most outstanding exhibition of contemporary art. Bode was its sole director until 1968 and a member of the board until his death in 1977.

Provenance:
private ownership, Germany

Lit.:
E. Hotz, E. Schirmer, Wie wohnen 2: Möbel, Stuttgart 1954, p. 80

27.03.2019 - 17:00

Estimate:
EUR 8,000.- to EUR 15,000.-

A rare “Tectaform” chair, Model 801, designed by Arnold Bode


, c. 1952, for Domus Raumkunst, Germany, black coated and bent laminated wood, upholstered (the upholstery replaced) and covered with original cream-coloured and anthracite textile fabric, brass bolts, height 66 cm, width 55 cm, depth 71 cm, height of seat 42 cm. (DRAX)

They primarily show designs for seating furniture in the context of the Tectaform project. Most of them were not realised and are only documented in the form of the drawings. The portfolio was personally dedicated to Heiner Schoeck, then-director of Domus Raumkunst in Schwaikheim, dated “mid-February 1953”, and signed by hand. Bode presented it to Schoeck to mark the Tectaform agreement. In the 1950s Arnold Bode, mainly known as the founder of documenta, worked as a designer and interior decorator. In 1955, he launched documenta in Kassel together with Werner Haftmann. He succeeded in establishing this show, which takes place every four years, as the largest and internationally most outstanding exhibition of contemporary art. Bode was its sole director until 1968 and a member of the board until his death in 1977.

Provenance:
private ownership, Germany

Lit.:
E. Hotz, E. Schirmer, Wie wohnen 2: Möbel, Stuttgart 1954, p. 80


Buyers hotline Mon.-Fri.: 9.00am - 6.00pm
kundendienst@dorotheum.at

+43 1 515 60 200
Auction: Design First
Date: 27.03.2019 - 17:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 19.03. - 27.03.2019