classic 1-383

Factory design, 1918

The classic has not only been part of the horgenglarus portfolio for nearly 100 years, it has also set standards, making it a classic amongst classics. It is the first one in a typology of related chairs launched since 1930s.

The classic 1-380 Swiss wooden chair is an icon. Among the furniture of the era's historicism, the simple shape of this anonymous 1918 in-house creation seems to come from a different time: "plain and simple in its design, material-friendly in its manufacturing and unpretentious, robust, sustainable and natural - an icon of Swiss design", says Hubertus Adam, jounalist, architecture critic and former Director of the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basle. The classic therefore anticipates the role model of Swiss modular furniture. The 10 S was originally produced as a pub chair, and its unobtrusive impression fits into many different environments. Most probably, every Swiss person has already sat on one of them. It has populated schools, hotels and restaurants, and residential spaces for decades. Just like the Swiss pocket knife, this big hitter is part of Swiss design history, making it a cultural asset. Its extraordinary quality is also testament to the fact that the classic is no re-edition but has been produced continuously and unchanged since 1918; only its dimensions were gently adapted in 1999 because we are taller today than we were 100 years ago. And "1-380" was named classic. Thanks to its "finest, competent execution," as it says in a 1917 advertisement, the chair with its solid steam-bentwood seat frame, rear legs and back will weather many decades. Its robust construction eliminates the need for any cross bracing, and its ergonomics are very cosy.
The classic has not only been part of the horgenglarus portfolio for nearly 100 years, it has also set standards, making it a classic amongst classics. It is the first one in a typology of related chairs launched since 1930s. The classic is the backbone of the horgenglarus collection, and Max Ernst Haefeli, Werner Max Moser, or later Hannes Wettstein, but also the glaris table, used it as a reference design. It has inspired designers such as Jasper Morrison or artists such as Rolf Sachs. And since 2009, 60 designers such as Jörg Boner, Frédéric Dedelley, Daniel Freitag, or Christoph Marchand, have so far interpreted the classic in the award-winning "Take a seat" project.

Upholstered seat, back, rear legs and seat frame solid bentwood
W44, D51, H83, SH47

Materials
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Hg 520 buche dsm 40x21 Natural beech HG 520
Hg 530 eiche dsm 40x21 00 Natural oak HG 530
Hg 550 kirschbaum dsm 40x21 Natural cherry HG 550
Hg 330 weiss dsm 40x21 White beech HG 330
Hg 340 hellgrau dsm 40x21 Light grey beech HG 340
Hg 350 grau dsm 40x21 Grey beech HG 350
Hg 203 schwarz o lack dsm 40x21 Black beech HG 203
Hg 200 anthrazit o lack dsm 40x21 Anthracite beech HG 200
Hg 580 esche schwarz dsm 40x21 Black ash / oak HG 580
Hg 535 ei raeuchereiche dsm 40x21 Stained smoked oak HG 535
Hg 100 ebony o lack dsm 40x21 Ebony beech HG 100
Hg 110 wenge o lack dsm 40x21 Wenge beech HG 110
Hg 130 mahagoni o lack dsm 40x21 Mahagony beech HG 130
Hg 120 maron o lack dsm 40x21 Maron beech HG 120
Hg 151 nuss o lack dsm 40x21 Maron beech HG 151
Hg 172 bu geweisst dsm 40x21 Whitewashed beech HG 172
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