Fritz-August BREUHAUS (1883-1960) : Set of 4 chairs model ST 17, circa 1935


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Fritz-August BREUHAUS de GROOT (1883-1960) : Set of four chairs, model ST 17, round tubular chromed steel frame and ivory leather back and seat. Original chrome (in good condition), back and seat redone and re-upholstered with a beautiful ivory leather.

Circa 1935

Height of the back : 82,5 cm - 32 1/2 in
Height of the seat : 40 cm - 15 3/4 in
Total width : 44 cm - 17 5/16 in
Total depth : 60 cm - 23 5/8 in


Werner MÜLLER & Otokar MACEL: Ein Stuhl macht Geschichte. Münich. Prestel. 1992. See p.69 and ill. No111.
Jan Van GEST & Otokar MACEL: Stühle aus Stahl, Metallmöbel 1925-1940. Köln. Walter König. 1981. See p.140, ill. No17 and p.165.

BREUHAUS de GROOT, Fritz-August (1883-1960):
German architect and designer active in Düsseldorf. Studied Technische Hochschule, Berlin-Charlottenburg and Kunstgewerbeschule, Düsseldorf.
He worked for Peter BEHRENS (1868-1940), his fellow student in Düsseldorf. After 1927, he designed metalwork and silverwares for Würtembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF). In the late 1920's, some of Breuhaus's tubular-steel chairs were produced by THONET. BREUHAUS, as interior architect, and artist ARPKE collaborated with Ludwig DÜRR, the chief constructor at the Luftschiffbau-Zeppelin, on the layout and decorations of the 1936 'Hindenburg' dirigible, making extensive use of aluminium. He also designed for trains and oceanliners, and his work included ceramics, wallpaper, and bookbindings.

Mel BYARS (ed.): The Design Encyclopedia. New York. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1994. See p.81 s.n. Breuhaus.
Barbie CAMPBELL-COLE & Tim BENTON (eds.): Tubular Steel Furniture. London. The Art Book Company. 1979.

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