Klaus Grabe Rare Plywood Chaise Longue, USA, 1950s

Grabe, Klaus
Lounge Chairs
United States

A ‘C5’ chaise longue from the 1950s made by Bauhaus trained designer Klaus Grabe. The chair has a curvaceous plywood frame which would have a canvas or leather webbing. When desired, it can be professionally upholstered in our in-house atelier. Bauhaus trained Klaus Grabe left Germany in the 1930s for Mexico. Here Grabe worked together with fellow Bauhaus student Michael van Beuren and Morley Webb. This team was part of the MoMa Organic Design in Home Furnishings Competition and exhibition in 1941, their winning entry was a similar chaise with leather webbing. Later in the 1940s, Grabe moved to New York where he started his own company. His designs in the 1950s were based on the new material plywood and were marketed as "prefab kits" to be assembled by the owners to keep the purchase price down.

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