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Günter Beltzig
EARLY 'FLORIS' CHAIR
moulded fibreglass-reinforced polyester
107 x 44 x 60 cm (42  1/8  x 17  1/4  x 23  5/8  in.)
circa 1967
produced by Gebrüder Beltzig Design, Wuppertal, Germany
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Literature

Charlotte & Peter Fiell, Modern Chairs, Cologne, 1993, p. 100
Charlotte & Peter Fiell, 1000 Chairs, Cologne, 1997, p. 435

Catalogue Note

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.

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