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Landi Chair

Hans Coray, 1938

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Developed for the 1939 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 profiles connected by welded crossbeams form a self-supporting frame and simultaneously serve as the legs and low armrests. This base supports a seat shell, which makes ideal use of the material’s possibilities: the 91 punched holes not only ensure the modest weight and flexibility 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, optimal use of materials, minimalist forms and understated elegance are the elements that have made the Landi Chair into a classic over the years, which looks as fresh and vital today as ever.


 Production of the Landi Chair
 

The production of the Landi Chair involves numerous steps, many of which are performed by hand. The movie shows the complex manufacturing process and includes an interview with Rolf Fehlbaum (Vitra Chairman Emeritus) about the historical background of this classic chair.

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ハンス・コレー
ハンス・コレー (Hans Coray)(1906-1991)は、生涯を通じ、機能性とシンプルさを追求したデザイナーです。 1950年代以降は主に画家、彫刻家として活躍し、プロダクトデザインだけでなく、アートや建築においても活躍しました。
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