Modern Furniture Exhibit 2007  

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Modern Furniture Exhibit 2007 - An Exhibit in Temple Hoyne Buell Hall Gallery

  An Exhibit by Chris Enck

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Gerd Lange 1931 Germany

Gerd Lange studied design at the Werkkunstschule (now Hochschule for Gestaltung) in Offenbach until 1956. In 1961 Gerd Lange opened a design studio in Kapsweyer, Rhineland-Pfalz. Gerd Lange designed the light, stackable "SM 400" plastic chair with a tubular steel frame and attached polyamide seat in 1967. Made by Drabert in Minden, the "SM 400" has received numerous awards and is a bestseller. In 1973 Gerd Lange designed (for Thonet) the "Flex 2000" chair, a first since plastic is combined with wood. The legs of the "SM 400" are of solid beech, the slats are veneer, and the seat is of molded polypropylene. Gerd Lange also designs lighting; in 1969 he designed (for Kartell) the oval sconce "4035", made of plastic. For Wogg, a Swiss firm, Gerd Lange designed "Wogg 1" shelving system of postforming plastic in 1983



Historic Photographs


Graziella Bianchi/Renzo Fauciglietti

Marcel Breuer

Don Chadwick

Charles and Ray Eames

Florence Knoll

Gerd Lange

Paul McCobb

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

George Nelson

Verner Panton

Gaetano Pesce

Giancarlo Piretti

Warren Platner

Gerritt Rietveld

David Rowland

Eero Saarinen

Bill Stumpf

Ilmari Tapiovaara

Michael Thonet

Hans Wegner