Design: Herbert Hirche, 1969


This tubular steel and rattan chair has nothing in
common with the widely used romantic wicker fur-
niture in the country-house or colonial style. What
we have here is a strictly architectural design by
Bauhaus alumnus Herbert Hirche. The part you
perceive as the backrest is also the armrest.

A member of the German Design Council since
1961, interior and furniture designer Herbert
Hirche and his team designed the interior of the
Santa Lucia restaurant, first in 1956 and again
in 1969. Santa Lucia was the first Italian trattoria
and pizzeria in Stuttgart. As part of the interior
design, Hirche created two chairs named after
the restaurant. At the end of the 1990s, we
started to reproduce one of these chairs, de-
signed in 1969.

The Santa Lucia chair can be used in both
private and commercial interiors, either at the
dining or kitchen table at home or as a chair in
restaurants and cafés. Since 2009, the chair
has also been available in an outdoor version
made from low-maintenance plastic polyethyl-
ene fiber. And, of course, there are also match-
ing cushions.


Tip: Combine Santa Lucia chairs with our Ludwig
table or with the Eiermann dining table, also on
a covered terrace. Or use our small Flip side table
framed with two Santa Lucia chairs. There is also
an even more space-saving solution for small
balconies. Use this combination outside a café
for those ‘pesky’ smokers… two chairs, one table,
a coffee, a glass of wine… and life is good.


Please click on the pictures.





- steelpipe silver, natural rattan light
- steelpipe black, natural rattan light


• steelpipe white, synthetic fiber greybeige
• steelpipe black, synthetic fiber blackbrown


Santa Lucia with synthetic fiber &
Dining Table Eiermann 2 outdoor.


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