369. Design: Walter K. Team
In 1956, Germany was still being subjected to a classic style of furnishing. The whole of Germany? No, because a small bucket seat appeared on the scene that was to change the design of the age. Its allies came from Scandinavia, the Bauhaus and the avant-garde. The armchair set flowing forms and sweeping vital lines against the straightness prevalent at the time. Experiments with new materials and the invention of plastic made this possible. In the Classic Edition the 369 armchair reminds us of the fact that Walter Knoll was often an advocate of the avant-garde and that the company is still creating designs today which will enjoy lasting validity.
At the time, the Cologne Furniture Fair praised the small armchair, developed by the German company Walter Knoll back in the 1950s, as an »ornament of the modern room with its own elegant form and its tasteful touch«. Pleasing as well as timeless, the classic screams lifestyle.
We have loved it since the fifties, the small bucket seat 369. For its sense of the avant-garde with the desirable hint of lifestyle. Inspired by the spirit of the times: the armchair with a cover made of dark cotton velours and legs made of elegant brass. Now that is rigour in the very best possible sense.
Bucket seats are quite simply icons of design. In the tradition of Bertoia, Eames, Nelson & Co.: the 369 armchair by Walter K.