einpunktstuhl 7-050

Hans Bellmann, 1951

The bellmann einpunkt chair is a milestone in Swiss design history and Bellmann's greatest work. Its importance is based on a single screw - one point, hence the name - holding the construction in place, and on a flexible plywood back with a centre opening lending it a pleasant springiness.

Hans Bellmann's Einpunkt chair feels very familiar today although it was a bold opposite to the prevalent Carpenter style of the 1950s. The bellmann einpunkt chair is a milestone in Swiss design history and Bellmann's greatest work. Its importance is based on a single screw - one point, hence the name - holding the construction in place, and on a flexible plywood back with a centre opening lending it a pleasant springiness. This centre opening doubles up as a handle, similar to the traditional Swiss Stabellen chair. The cut-out also communicates the lightweight ergonomics of the chair. The bellmann chair only consists of a few components, is economic to produce and weighs in at just 3.8kg. Hans Bellmann's (1911-1990) designs, which bear the stamp of his studies at Bauhaus in Dessau and Berlin as well as of his job at Mies van der Rohe's architectural firm, excel in the most sparing use of resources. This visionary is amongst the most distinguished of pioneers in Switzerland's classical modernity. As "4015 ST" his Einpunkt chair received several awards for its good shape "Die gute Form".

Moulded plywood seat shell, black matte or chrome-plated metal frame and central attachment point
W43, D53, H83, SH46

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Hg 520 buche dsm 40x21 Natural beech HG 520
Hg 560 schwarznuss dsm 40x21 gausch 0 5 Natural black walnut HG 560
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 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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