This striking red armchair is a bold statement. The F51 is a Tecta German design. It’s a replica of Bauhaus’ early modern roots, and its design was inspired by the De Stijl school. It is no secret that many incredible buildings and furniture were inspired by this school. Famous painters like Piet Mondrian were among those who belonged to De Stijl. Their belief was based on functionalism and strict adherence to the rectilinerarity between the planes.
The same idea is evident when I look at the chair. Although it looks bulky and overstuffed, this chair is actually designed to be comfortable. Each shape serves a purpose that is in line with how planes are designed.
This pair in white shows the exact right angles of the arms as well as the backrest. The backrest does not touch the ground, but is at the exact same angle as the seat cushion. The upholstery’s wood frame adds visual interest and supports weight and structure. What about a yellow-colored door? The windows panes and glass of the door are what I find most interesting.
The combination of red upholstery and dark wooden floors makes a strong statement. This accent will make your living room stand out without making it appear sterile or planned.
Above is a recreation of Gropius’ 1920’s living room. Lucia Moholy Nagy is the photographer. This beautiful photo was taken from Uncube. Take a closer look at the chairs. These chairs would have a significant impact on the red armchair Tecta made to honor Gropius. These models have minimal frames and upholstery, making them more lightweight. This is how the seat is suspended. It is a principle known as “cantilever”. You can see it in many modern furniture pieces, both today and in the past.
The yellow is a color I also love and could see it in a modern house with plenty of open spaces and furniture strategically placed throughout.
The above view is what I like to see so that you can see how each shape is arranged in the design. The only thing that isn’t perfectly level or at an angle is the cushion. To ensure the seat was comfortable for humans to use, adjustments had to be made.