Walter Knoll 369 Chair
The Knoll furniture dynasty was established in 1865 when Wilhelm Knoll opened the doors of his leather business in Stuttgart Germany. Over a century and a half, the family-run company has evolved into a furniture design business that has ebbed and flowed with major cultural and historical events, but always remained true to its ethos: to design and create high quality and masterfully handcrafted products that will last.
In the 1920’s Wilhelm’s son, Walter, founded his own furniture business which is today regarded as one of the world’s foremost furniture companies. Heavily influenced by the Bauhaus movement, Knoll effectively brought design back to its roots; creating pure, classic and purposeful pieces that blend fine art with functional design.
The iconic 369 chair is a perfect example of this. The chair’s release in 1956 caused a commotion for its unconventional design, but as a piece borne of avant-garde and Bauhaus influences, it recaptures the soul and warmth once lost in furniture design through colour, form and scale.
The 369 chair’s flowing forms and sweeping lines make for an ergonomically superior chair, the plastic shell of the seat masterfully upholstered with foam-moulded latex. Supported by a sturdy steel frame, this piece has all the hallmarks of quality German design and workmanship.
Available in red, the 369 chair is a mid-century design classic that fits effortlessly within any contemporary home or workplace.