As 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Herbert Hirche’s 100th birth, we had a look around his home in Stuttgart, hoping to find some hidden treasures. Among all the beautiful old furniture from the 1950s and ’60s, we were thrilled to find the prototype of a chair designed for the famous ›Interbau 1956‹ exhibition in Berlin. And voilà! The ›H57‹, a design in the tradition of Saarinen and Eames, yet very much an independent character. And utterly comfortable.
|frame||tubular steel legs, powder coated black (RAL 9005) or chrome plated|
|cover||padded fiberglass shell with seat cushion|
Rohi ’Sera’ pepper, marmo, mare, verde, mirage, arancio; 94% WO, 6% PA
velours, grass green, earth; 60% WO, 20% PA, 20% PES;
Kvadrat ’Hallingdal’; 70% WO, 30% VY
brown, coffee brown, black
|seat height||430 mm|