At his studio in Caracas, Venezuela, architect Hans Könecke designed a variety of furnishings, including the office chair D49. The design first went into mass production in the late 1950s, after Könecke established TECTA in Lauenförde.
After great successes in its early days, especially in the 1960s, it gradually disappeared from view. The chair has now been introduced in rosewood and oak for the first time at the furniture fair imm cologne 2014.
Architect Hans Könecke designed in his studio in Caracas, Venezuela several pieces of furniture for DK Muebles. The first series-production took place at the end of the 50s, after Könecke founded the company TECTA in Lauenförde.
TECTA is a furniture manufacturing company based in Lauenförde, Germany. It was founded in 1956 by the architect Hans Könecke. The company name comes from Latin, and means "to design" or "to execute". In 1972 Werner and Axel Bruchhäuser took over the company, and Bruchhäuser remains in charge to this day, jointly since 2001 with his nephew Christian Drescher.
The product line of Tecta consists of Bauhaus re-editions, such as the iconic cantilever chair, and derivative designs. Numerous items of furniture created by avant-garde designers of the 1920s have been mass-produced for the first time by Tecta. Tecta’s faithful and licensed re-editions of Bauhaus models are approved by the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin and bear as an imprint the Bauhaus symbol designed by Oskar Schlemmer in 1922 at the original Bauhaus school in Weimar.
Tecta also works with a variety of contemporary architects and artists to create modern furniture based on Bauhaus principles.
Tecta continues to work in the commitment to the Modern Movement - a movement which, as architect Peter Smithson put it, "…is not legacy in the sense of a sum of money to be spent or speculated with…it is a genetic stance, a responsibility…something to live up to."
Base in chromed steel, frame in plexiglass, rosewood or oak, upholstered seat and back, reclining and with a height adjustable gas mechanism
Width 72cm, depth 62cm, height 88-102cm
This product can be made in various colours, fabrics and leathers. Please contact us for more information.
Made in Germany
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