This plain chair, which is very popular nowadays as a kitchen chair, originates from a design by Max Stoecker for a company called “Bombenstabil”. He patented the construction in 1935 as a registered model. The first major order for this design was received to furnish the teams’ accommodation in Berlin during the Olympic Games in 1936. The chair later became a standard chair type for many households in Germany. In 1937 the chair cost 5 Reichsmarks. In post-war years the Frankfurter chair was used for many years by the post-office, German railways and many other institutions as well as in restaurants and bars throughout Germany. Right from the very start the chair was manufactured using a design with bent wood, where the wooden pieces were shaped with the help of steam. The legs and frame are made from solid beech while beech plywood is used for the seat and backrest.
Width 41.5 cm (16” approx.)
Height 82.5 cm (32˝”), depth 43 cm (17” approx.), seat height 46 cm (18” approx.), weight 4.6 kg.
Frankfurter chair, brown stain