F51 Gropius by Tecta
This stylish red armchair makes quite a statement on first impression. Called the F51 by Tecta of Germany, it’s design hearkens back to early modern roots from the De Stijl school which was established at Bauhaus. It’s no secret how many amazing buildings and furniture was created based on the inspiration from that school.
De Stijl included famous painters such as Piet Mondrian. Their belief was founded on functionalism with a strict adherence on the rectilinerarity of the planes.
When I look at that chair I can see that same concept taking shape. It appears that this is overstuffed and perhaps bulky in a way, but in truth that is the intention. Each shape has a purpose which is aligned with the inspiration on how planes are arranged geometrically in design.
Here is a pair in white that shows the strict right angles of the arms and the backrest. Notice too that the back does not got the floor, but stops at the exact same angle where the seat cushion is.
The wood frame accents the upholstery giving it an added element of visual appear while providing support for weight and structure. How about the most interesting door outlined in yellow? I just fond the windows panes and the glass in the door to have the most interesting shapes.
It’s a powerful statement made by the red upholstery and dark wood. Having an accent like this will really make a living room stand out tastefully while not appearing to sterile or planned.
The picture above is a recreated living room of how Gropius had it setup back in the 1920’s. This lovely photo came from an article by Uncube and the photo is credited to Lucia Moholy-Nagy. Look closely at the chairs pictured.
I can see the influence these would have on the stylish red armchair Tecta created to honor Gropius. These models are much more lean in design having minimal frames and upholstery. The way that the seat is suspending is the principle called “cantilever”, which you can see in so many modern furniture examples from today to well in the past.
I love the yellow as well and can see this in a super contemporary house with lots of open spaces and furnishings strategically placed throughout the floor plan.
I do like looking at the above view so you can see just how arranged each shape is in the design. Really the only part that is not perfectly level or a right angle is the seat cushion. An adjustment had to be made there to ensure that the seat would be comfortable for human beings to sit in.