Charlotte & Peter Fiell, Modern Chairs, Cologne, 1993, p. 100 Charlotte & Peter Fiell, 1000 Chairs, Cologne, 1997, p. 435
Günter Beltzig is a German industrial product designer. In the early years of his career he was primarily involved with designing revolutionary plastic furniture - flowing, plant-like moulds which could be made from casts. His most recognised, the Floris chair, designed in 1967, was first shown at the Cologne furniture fair the following year. The chair’s futuristic form attracted the attention of American manufacturers, but due to technological difficulties only about 50 copies were produced. With its ergonomic form, supported on 3 legs, the chair is both lightweight and stable and seems to emerge from the ground beneath it.
Overall good condition consistent with age and gentle use. Minor scuff marks throughout the piece. Minor wear of the paint to the edges of the backrest. Air bubbles throughout the piece inherent in the production process. Minor discoloration to the seat of the chair. A chip to the rear right hand side proper of the seat, approximately 1cm long which has been professionally and sensitively repaired. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."