Mergentime I Chair

Designed by:  Friedrich Kiesler
Manufactured by:  Wittmann

The Mergentime chair was originally designed specifically for the New York apartment of acclaimed American textile designer, Marguerita Mergentime (1894 – 1941).  Only eight examples were ever created and the chair was never put into serial production.  Working closely with the archives of the Friedrich Kiesler Foundation coupled with the timely auction purchase of the only two remaining physical examples of the chair, Wittmann was able to recently reissue this remarkable avant-garde design from the late 1930s.  With the Mergentime chair, Kiesler uses chromed steel tubular in a profoundly organic way to express the chair’s form – its tri-legged base merges into a columnar support that again separates to create the chair’s arms and back brace.  Mergentime’s innovative engineering provides palpable negative space between the seat and backrest planes that infuses its form with a marked levity while playfully challenging the user’s preconceived notions of stability.  The Mergentime I noted here features a rectilinear tensioned strap back.  The Mergentime II chair with an upholstered tubular back is available in a separate listing. Manufactured by Wittmann.
21.3" W, 20" D, 29.9" H
Seat Height:  19.3"

$3.023 - $3,445  Leather
Designed by:  Friedrich Kiesler
Manufactured by:  Wittmann

The Mergentime chair was originally designed specifically for the New York apartment of acclaimed American textile designer, Marguerita Mergentime (1894 – 1941).  Only eight examples were ever created and the chair was never put into serial production.  Working closely with the archives of the Friedrich Kiesler Foundation coupled with the timely auction purchase of the only two remaining physical examples of the chair, Wittmann was able to recently reissue this remarkable avant-garde design from the late 1930s.  With the Mergentime chair, Kiesler uses chromed steel tubular in a profoundly organic way to express the chair’s form – its tri-legged base merges into a columnar support that again separates to create the chair’s arms and back brace.  Mergentime’s innovative engineering provides palpable negative space between the seat and backrest planes that infuses its form with a marked levity while playfully challenging the user’s preconceived notions of stability.  The Mergentime I noted here features a rectilinear tensioned strap back.  The Mergentime II chair with an upholstered tubular back is available in a separate listing. Manufactured by Wittmann.
21.3" W, 20" D, 29.9" H
Seat Height:  19.3"

$3.023 - $3,445  Leather
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Designed by:  Friedrich Kiesler
Manufactured by:  Wittmann

The Mergentime chair was originally designed specifically for the New York apartment of acclaimed American textile designer, Marguerita Mergentime (1894 – 1941).  Only eight examples were ever created and the chair was never put into serial production.  Working closely with the archives of the Friedrich Kiesler Foundation coupled with the timely auction purchase of the only two remaining physical examples of the chair, Wittmann was able to recently reissue this remarkable avant-garde design from the late 1930s.  With the Mergentime chair, Kiesler uses chromed steel tubular in a profoundly organic way to express the chair’s form – its tri-legged base merges into a columnar support that again separates to create the chair’s arms and back brace.  Mergentime’s innovative engineering provides palpable negative space between the seat and backrest planes that infuses its form with a marked levity while playfully challenging the user’s preconceived notions of stability.  The Mergentime I noted here features a rectilinear tensioned strap back.  The Mergentime II chair with an upholstered tubular back is available in a separate listing. Manufactured by Wittmann.
21.3" W, 20" D, 29.9" H
Seat Height:  19.3"

$3.023 - $3,445  Leather

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