Poul Henningsen Snake Chair

Poul Henningsen Snake chair  1930

Poul Henningsen Snake chair

Whereas most people will associate the early development of the cantilever chair with “Bauhaus” designers such as Mart Stam, Mies van der Rohe or Marcel Breuer – the Danish designer Poul Henningsen was also experimenting with the form.
Most famously in his early 1930s snake chair – an example here as seen at the exhibition “Stühle ohne Beine” at the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin.

Although using the same materials as the modernists, Henningsen found a completely different form language with which to express the concept.


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