VED Deutsche Werkstätten, Dresden-Hellerau, DDR Germany Beech plywood W 43 x D 50 x H 81 x SH 44.5 cm
Very rare from 1949, a purer Bauhaus. It is also called ‘Menzel chair’. The first chipless bent plywood chair, made of 29 layers of resin-drenched plywood. The chair has no screws or any other pieces of metal.
One of the most important post-war designs of DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) - GDR(German Democratic Republic). Manufactured by Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau. The chair was never mass-produced, a maximum of 5,000 of it and more than half of it is gone.
Literature: Vom Sofakissen zum Städtebau, Dresden. Basel, 1993, p.117, p.244f DDR Design, p.19
Exhibition History : German Design 1949-1989 exhibition, Vitra Design Musium in 2021
Condition: In excellent original condition. Some signs of wear consistent with age and use.