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Set of 4 Orange 'BA 1171' Chairs by Helmut Bätzner for Bofinger 1960's

Regular price €1.150,00 EUR
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The Bofinger Chair, also named BA 1171, was designed in 1964 by architect and designer Helmut Bätzner in close co-operation with the Bofinger company. The design was completely unique; a stacking chair, developed to be the first one-piece plastic chair worldwide made out if fibreglass-reinforced polyester to be mass-produced in one single pressing process. The material was dyed all way through before being processed and available in a range of colours including white, yellow, black, red, blue, green, brown and orange. In a long trial series the characteristic shape of the chair was found in regard to seating shape, maximum stability by smallest quantity of material used, required elasticity, stacking capability, and industrial mass-production.
In 1966 the Bofinger Chair made its debut at the Cologne furniture fair. The same year it received the ‘Rosenthal-Studio’ Award and became a design icon of its time. In 1971 on the occasion of an art happening in Berlin twelve well-known artists, among which Joseph Beuys, transformed the Bofinger stacking chair into an art object, thus contributing to its iconic status. After that, almost every major design museum, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Centre Pompidou and the Vitra Design Museum, included the Bofinger Chair in their collection. Today,  it is considered one of the most important classics of modern furniture design history.
We have 4 original Bofinger Chairs for sale, all carrying the maker's mark, in the most popular colour: Space Age Orange. All chairs are stackable and suited for both indoor and outdoor use. Price is for the set. 

D46 x W56 x H75 cm


The items are in very good (vintage) condition, with normal, age-related traces of wear.


This item can be shipped all through Europe, or picked up at our warehouse in Ternat (BE). Price doesn't include shipping costs.

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