Art Deco Streamline Modern Bauhaus Cantilever Chair Chrome & Red Vinyl Attributed to Kem Weber for Lloyd’s Manufacturing
WOW!!!! What a GORGEOUS Tomato Red Streamline Modern cantilever chair!!!! Attributed to Kem Weber for Lloyd’s Manufacturing and categorized in many design styles; Art Deco, Machine Age, Streamline Modern, Art Moderne, and Bauhaus. Too many awesome styles to choose just one… So, you pick!! This chair is comprised of a tubular chrome cantilever frame and is upholstered in a bright and beautiful red vinyl faux leather that demands attention. This piece has no tag or markings but is done in the style of the era’s greats: Gilbert Rohde, Wolfgang Hoffman, Warren McArthur, Donald Desky, Alfons Bach, Gilbert Rhode, Marcel Breuer, and from online searches attributed to Kem Weber for Lloyd’s Manufacturing. It doesn’t get much better than that!! You could use this fabulous chair in your living room, bedroom, sitting room, or kitchen. It would be a wonderful chair at a vanity or a stylish place to sit to take off your shoes in the entry way. The possibilities are truly endless.
Kem Weber (1889-1963) was a German-born architect and furniture designer. His birth name was Karl Emanuel Martin Weber but in 1914, he changed his first name to a less German sounding, ‘Kem’ when he became stranded in the USA after the outbreak of the First World War. Kem Architecture was part of the West Coast Modernist movement in America. His designs included many projects and products in Streamline Modern, a form of Art Deco design and architecture that was extremely popular in the USA and Europe in the 1930s. This style emphasized curved forms and long horizontal lines; it was the epitome of sophistication and modernity in that era. Streamline Modern was used for everything from stainless steel cocktail shakers to high powered steam locomotives. Weber designed a lounge chair and other pieces for the Lloyd Manufacturing Company in 1930. Weber worked very successfully with many types of companies using Streamline Modern and utilized different materials in his designs. Weber’s most famous work is probably the “Airline” chair of 1934. Although it was practical, stylish, and economical to construct and ship, the Airline chair failed to find a volume manufacturer, and most surviving examples come from the batch of 300 made for the Walt Disney Studios. Weber was hired by Walt Disney in 1938 to be the chief architect of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. In his day, German American designer Kem Weber was one of the country’s most renowned designers.
Just make this fun and fabulous chair yours and use it wherever and however your heart desires!
Fabulous Streamline Modern cantilever chair comprised of chrome frame and tomato red vinyl faux leather upholstery attributed to Kem Weber for Lloyd’s Manufacturing. Beautiful condition with wear as you would expect with a vintage piece. This one looks like it was seldom used! Please see photos. Circa Mid Century.
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