The furniture whisperer
by Jasmin Jouhar | 4/24/2018
In the exhibition “Typecasting. An Assembly of Iconic, Forgotten and New Vitra Characters,” Robert Stadler lends furniture a voice. Let’s take a listen!
Developed for the Swiss National Exhibition (Schweizer Landesausstellung), the Landi Chair occupies an important place in the history of twentieth-century design: this classic by Hans Coray established the new typology of a three-dimensionally moulded seat shell on a separate base. The clear structure of the all-aluminium chair consists of two parts. First, a pair of U-shaped profi les connected by welded crossbeams form a self-supporting frame and simultaneously serve as the legs and low armrests. This base then supports a seat shell, which makes ideal use of the material’s possibilities: the punched holes not only ensure the light weight and fl exibility of the comfortable shell, but also give the graceful Landi its trademark appearance.
The lightweight, stackable Landi Chair is robust and weather-resistant. Technical innovation, systematic use of materials, minimalist forms and understated elegance are the elements that have made the Landi into a classic over the years, which looks as fresh and vital today as ever.
|Seat finish||without upholstery|
|Height of seat||475 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||without back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
|Height of armrests||585 mm|
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