Lange & Mitzlaff Akerblom Easy Chair 1950s

Albrecht Lange & Hans Mitzlaff -Åkerblom Easy Chairs for Eugen Schmidt - Soloform 1950s

Offered is one of four available Easy Chairs, which are a collaboration between
Albrecht Lange and Hans Mitzlaff - Mannheim with Bengt Åkerblom (Sweden) for Eugen Schmidt - Soloform Darmstadt .

Akerblom added the ergonomic back bend to the design, which from then on also found its way into design history as the Akerblom bend, and is also identified here by a plaque on the armchair frame.
However, the actual design came from Albrecht Lange and Hans Mitzlaff for the Eugen Schmidt-Soloform manufactory in Darmstadt.

The armchairs are rarely found on the market, so it's all the nicer
that we can offer you 4 identical models in design and condition.
This opens up potentially considerably more design options on your part.

  • German mid-century design of the 1950s with Swedish participation by Akerblom.
  • Ergonomic shape - please see the fold-out long description below the price for more details
  • Black wooden frame open in the shape of scissors
  • Good original condition, nice original patina.
  • Varnishing of the wood in its first condition with partial signs of age-related wear
  • Wonderful upholstery with square patterned wool in a symmetrical arrangement - original!
  • Signed on the underside with the manufacturer's plaque

Width 56 cm Height 75 cm Seat height 36 cm Depth 73 cm

Price for one: €1150.
If you buy more, the price will be reduced. Please contact us for details

Dr. Bengt Waldemar Akerblom – 11. April 1901 – 15. August 1990
Bengt Akerblom is one of those designers who have been inspired and influenced by human ergonomics.
Bringing a boring chair onto the market without a suitable seating function was not his style.
He did pioneering work. His study of the consequences of sitting work was published in 1948 in the diploma thesis "Standing and sitting posture" by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
For 11 years, Akerblom researched hundreds of test subjects and a number of seat frames until, after many years of research, he found the ideal design. This is reflected in a slight crease in the back of his designs and models - which made design history as the Akerblom crease.
Appropriately, there is also an article in the german magazine Der Spiegel from 1954.
Ausgabe DER SPIEGEL von Oktober 1954

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