Until 1900

From Cottage Craft to Industrial Production

Garden Chair

Garden Chair

Karl Friedrich Schinkel
1820 - 1825

Centripetal Spring Armchair

Centripetal Spring Armchair

Thomas E. Warren
1849

Chair No 14

Chair No 14

Michael Thonet and Sons
1859/60

Rocking Sofa

Rocking Sofa

Gebrüder Thonet
1880 - 1883

1900 - 1920

The first designers

Sitzmaschine

Sitzmaschine

Josef Hoffmann
ca. 1905

Nr. 371

Nr. 371

Josef Hoffmann
1905/06

Roodblauwe stoel

Roodblauwe stoel

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
1918

1921 - 1930

The Breakthrough of Modernism

Peacock Chair

Peacock Chair

Frank Lloyd Wright
1921 - 1922

French Terrace Chair

French Terrace Chair

Anonymous
around 1926

B 3, Wassily

B 3, Wassily

Marcel Breuer
1925

MB 744

MB 744

Pierre Chareau
1927

MR 10

MR 10

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
1927

Chaise longue

Chaise longue

Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret,
Charlotte Perriand
1928

B 35

B 35

Marcel Breuer
1928 - 1929

B 64, Cesca

B 64, Cesca

Marcel Breuer
1928

Chaise sandows

Chaise sandows

René Herbst
1928/29

Fauteuil à dossier basculant

Fauteuil à dossier basculant

Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand
1928

Folding Chair

Folding Chair

Jean Prouvé
1930

Barcelona Chair

Barcelona Chair

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
1929

Grand Repos

Grand Repos

Jean Prouvé
1928 - 1930

1931 - 1940

The Avant-Garde, Styling, Repression

Armchair

Armchair

Alvar Aalto
1930 - 1931

ST 14

ST 14

Hans and Wassili Luckhardt
1931

Chaise Longue No. 313

Chaise Longue No. 313

Marcel Breuer
1932

Zig-Zag

Zig-Zag

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
1932 - 1934

Plywood Armchair

Plywood Armchair

Gerald Summers
1933 - 1934

Chaise Longue 39

Chaise Longue 39

Alvar Aalto
1936

Garden Chair

Garden Chair

Jacques André
1936

Siesta Medizinal

Siesta Medizinal

Hans and Wassili Luckhardt
1936

Hardoy Chair

Hardoy Chair

Grupo Austral
1938

Organic Armchair

Organic Armchair

Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen
1940

1941 - 1950

Design during World War II

Aluminium Armchair

Aluminium Armchair

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
1942

Lounge Chair Wood

Lounge Chair Wood

Charles and Ray Eames
1945

Children's Chair

Children's Chair

Charles and Ray Eames
1945

Folding Screen Wood

Folding Screen Wood

Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen
1946

Plywood Chair

Plywood Chair

H. von Thaden
1947

Knoll #70, Womb Chair

Knoll #70, Womb Chair

Eero Saarinen
1947

DAX

DAX

Charles and Ray Eames
1948

La Chaise

La Chaise

Charles and Ray Eames
1948

Chess Table IN-61

Chess Table IN-61

Isamu Noguchi
1947 - 1948

Arabesco

Arabesco

Carlo Mollino
1949

Dinette Table

Dinette Table

Isamu Noguchi
1949 - 50

Eames Storage Unit

Eames Storage Unit

Charles and Ray Eames
1949 - 1950

1951 - 1960



Mass Products for the Economic Miracle

DKR

DKR

Charles and Ray Eames
1951

Bellevue

Bellevue

André Bloc
1951

Superleggera

Superleggera

Gio (Giovanni) Ponti
1951 - 1957

No. 3100, Ant

No. 3100, Ant

Arne Jacobsen
1952

Bibliothèque pour la maison

Bibliothèque pour la maison

Charlotte Perriand
1952

Diamond Chair

Diamond Chair

Harry Bertoia
1952 - 53

Sedia per la Casa Cattaneo

Sedia per la Casa Cattaneo

Carlo Mollino
1953

Garden Chair

Garden Chair

Willy Guhl
1954

Mezzadro

Mezzadro

Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
1954–1957

Butterfly

Butterfly

Sori Yanagi
1954

Coconut Chair

Coconut Chair

George Nelson
1955

Lounge Chair

Lounge Chair

Charles and Ray Eames
1956

Marshmallow

Marshmallow

George Nelson
1956

Tulip Chair, No. 151

Tulip Chair, No. 151

Eero Saarinen
1956

Reclining Armchair

Reclining Armchair

Charles and Ray Eames
1958

Panton-Chair

Panton-Chair

Verner Panton
1959 - 60

1961 - 1970

Consumption and Protest

Lambda

Lambda

Marco Zanuso, Richard Sapper
1959 - 1964

3-benet Skalstol

3-benet Skalstol

Hans J. Wegner
1963

BA 1171, Bofinger Chair

BA 1171, Bofinger Chair

Helmut Bätzner,
A. Bätzner, F. Bös
1964 - 1965

Action Office

Action Office

George Nelson
1963 - 1964

Chaise Longue PK 24

Chaise Longue PK 24

Poul Kjaerholm
1965

No. 577

No. 577

Pierre Paulin
1966

Pratone

Pratone

Gruppo Strum
1966

Blow

Blow

De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi, Scolari
1967

Plia

Plia

Giancarlo Piretti
1968

Sacco

Sacco

Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini, Franco Teodoro
1968

Living Tower

Living Tower

Verner Panton
1968/69

UPS and UP6, Donna

UPS and UP6, Donna

Gaetano Pesce
1969

Mies

Mies

Archizoom Associati
1969

1971 - 1980



An Obituary to Modernism

Sitzgerät Colani

Sitzgerät Colani

Luigi Colani
1971/1972

Wiggle Side Chair

Wiggle Side Chair

Frank Gehry
1972

AEO

AEO

Paolo Deganello with ‘Archizoom’
1973

Lassù

Lassù

Alessandro Mendini
1974

Cab, No. 412

Cab, No. 412

Mario Bellini
1976

Poltrona di Proust

Poltrona di Proust

Alessandro Mendini
1978

1981 - 1990

Design as Lifestyle

Queen Anne

Queen Anne

Robert Venturi
1979 - 1984

Carlton

Carlton

Ettore Sottsass jr.
1981

Consumer’s Rest

Consumer’s Rest

Stiletto
1983

First

First

Michele De Lucchi
1983

Verspanntes Regal

Verspanntes Regal

Wolfgang Laubersheimer
1984

Lockheed Lounge

Lockheed Lounge

Marc Newson
1985/86

Animali Domestici

Animali Domestici

Andrea Branzi
1985

Well Tempered Chair

Well Tempered Chair

Ron Arad
1986

LightLight

LightLight

Alberto Meda
1986

How High The Moon

How High The Moon

Shiro Kuramata
1986

Toledo

Toledo

Jorge Pensi
1986 - 88

Ply-Chair

Ply-Chair

Jasper Morrison
1988

Miss Blanche

Miss Blanche

Shiro Kuramata
1988

Vodöl

Vodöl

Coop Himmelblau
1989

W.W. Stool

W.W. Stool

Philippe Starck
1990

Louis 20

Louis 20

Philippe Starck
1991