Pair of Mid-Century Hans Bellmann Armchairs “G.A Model”, circa 1950, Switzerland (CH0094)

Pair of Mid-Century Hans Bellmann Armchairs “G.A Model”. Made with iron and teak. Very decorative. Circa 1950, Switzerland. Hans Bellmann (1911–1990) was a Swiss furniture designer primarily active in the 1950s and 1960s. He designed furniture for companies such as Horgen-Glarus. He completed an apprenticeship as a draftsman and studied from 1931 to 1933 at the Bauhaus in Dessau and Berlin. He subsequently worked as an architect in the studio of Mies van der Rohe. In 1934 he returned to Switzerland and began working as a freelance architect. By 1946 he had developed a hole series of “Typenmöbel” (type furniture). Mid-Century Modern (MCM) is a design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture, and urban development that was popular from roughly 1945 to 1969, during the post–World War II period. The term was used descriptively as early as the mid-1950s and was defined as a design movement by Cara Greenberg in her 1984 book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s. It is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. The MCM design aesthetic is modern in style and construction, aligned with the Modernist movement of the period. It is typically characterized by clean, simple lines and honest use of materials, and it generally does not include decorative embellishments.
Height: 29.92 in (76 cm)Width: 26.37 in (66.98 cm)Depth: 18.9 in (48.01 cm)Seat Height: 15.75 in (40.01 cm)