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Louis Kahn

Rare Pair of Folding Armchairs

France, 1938

KAHNH 01

Description

Medium: Cast aluminum, upholstery

Dimensions: Height 30.5" - Width 18.5" - Depth 21"  Seat: Height 18.5

 

 

These chairs, remarkable for their form, their cantilevered arms, and the material used in their execution -- cast aluminum -- were designed by Henri-Albert Kahn. Very few are known to have survived. The upholstery closely replicates the original. Unusually, they may be folded flat for easy storage. Kahn was a much sought-after furniture maker of the thirties, but his life, along with that of his wife Hélène's, was tragically cut short by Nazi persecution. 

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