It's all in the mix - as the chair series “Frankfurter Mélange” by designer Silvia Knüppel demonstrates. Knüppel creates a fluid dialogue between Stoelcker's “Frankfurt Chair” – a classic design piece from the early 20th century and still a popular choice today – and other classic examples of wooden chair design, such as Carl Malmsten's spoke-back “Swedish Grace Chair”. Both chairs merge and blend, overlapping as two adjacent wholes, but ultimately creating an interlaced unit of two different designs that recounts a piece of design history in poetic form while achieving its own unique aesthetic. The hand-crafted assemblies of classic chairs becomes witnesses to history, with the Frankfurt Chair featured as a constant throughout the series.
Design: Silvia Knüppel
Year: 2011- today / work in progress
Material: wood, lacquered
Dimensions: 88 x 45 x 50 cm
Edition: unique piece / series of 12 unique pieces
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