Lot No. 71


An early “Floris” chair, designed by Günter Beltzig


, 1967, for BBD (Brüder Beltzig Design), Germany, orange-red coated fibreglass, fragments of a Brüder Beltzig paper label, height 107 cm, depth 58 cm, width 37 cm, height of seat 43 cm. (DRAX)

Lit.:
Experiment Siebzig. Designvisionen von Luigi Colani und Günter Beltzig, Museum for konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt 2002, p. 23, p. 26, cat. 2, p. 73, cat. 18, p. 102, cat. 36, p. 104, fig. 1, p. 114, figs. 6–7; Ph. Decelle, D. Hennebert, P. Loze, L’Utopie du Tout Plastique: 1960–1973, Brussels 1994, p. 76

From the first series, which comprised only 35 and 50 itemsin various colours (red, green, orange, yellow), all of which were produced in Beltzig’s own workshop in Wuppertal. In 1968 the chair was exhibited at the Cologne Furniture Fair, where Verner Panton presented his Visiona 0 concept for a new lifestyle. In these years, Beltzig primarily devoted himself to the design of revolutionary plastic furniture composed of flowing, plant-like forms composed of moulded casts. Originally conceived as an outdoor child’s chair, the Surrealist form of the “Floris” chair is based on a cast of Beltzig’s own body, which he then turned into an anthropomorphic seat object.

27.03.2019 - 17:00

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

An early “Floris” chair, designed by Günter Beltzig


, 1967, for BBD (Brüder Beltzig Design), Germany, orange-red coated fibreglass, fragments of a Brüder Beltzig paper label, height 107 cm, depth 58 cm, width 37 cm, height of seat 43 cm. (DRAX)

Lit.:
Experiment Siebzig. Designvisionen von Luigi Colani und Günter Beltzig, Museum for konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt 2002, p. 23, p. 26, cat. 2, p. 73, cat. 18, p. 102, cat. 36, p. 104, fig. 1, p. 114, figs. 6–7; Ph. Decelle, D. Hennebert, P. Loze, L’Utopie du Tout Plastique: 1960–1973, Brussels 1994, p. 76

From the first series, which comprised only 35 and 50 itemsin various colours (red, green, orange, yellow), all of which were produced in Beltzig’s own workshop in Wuppertal. In 1968 the chair was exhibited at the Cologne Furniture Fair, where Verner Panton presented his Visiona 0 concept for a new lifestyle. In these years, Beltzig primarily devoted himself to the design of revolutionary plastic furniture composed of flowing, plant-like forms composed of moulded casts. Originally conceived as an outdoor child’s chair, the Surrealist form of the “Floris” chair is based on a cast of Beltzig’s own body, which he then turned into an anthropomorphic seat object.


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Auction: Design First
Date: 27.03.2019 - 17:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 19.03. - 27.03.2019