15/04/2015: Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2015

Re-launch of Meinhard von Gerkan‘s Berlin Chair at the Milan Furniture Fair

Precisely forty years after its introduction, the Berlin Chair designed by Meinhard von Gerkan for the furniture maker Walter Knoll is being re-launched. At this year’s Milan Furniture Fair (Salone Internazionale del Mobile) from 14 to 19 April, Walter Knoll is presenting the re-edition of the chair designed by von Gerkan in 1975 for the VIP lounge of Berlin Tegel Airport, which was also designed by him.

Quote from the product description: “Succinct, logical, authentic – the Berlin Chair – a masterpiece of modern design. Inspired by the functionalism and logic of Scandinavian design, the chair is to this day a prime example of timeless aesthetic appeal. Highly-polished steel supports supple leather. Expensively finished, with comfortable soft padding. The intrinsic value of the design lies in the clear lines, the materials, the unself-conscious harmony, and the special craft quality. And not least the precision – art that leaves nothing to chance. Slower, quieter, longer lasting. Timeless and familiar in the best sense. For discerning connoisseurship and orientation in the material world.“

Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2015

Peter Schumacher

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