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The F51 chair, designed by Walter Gropius for Tecta, is a reproducti­on of what the father of the Bauhaus designed for his office at Dessau. In 1926 Gropius wrote in his Principles­ofBauhausP­roduction: “It is only through constant contact with constantly evolving techniques, with the discovery of new materials that the creative individual can learn to place the design of objects in a relationsh­ip with tradition.” The F51 armchair is a case in point: existing elements are reinterpre­ted in a geometric shape, while the 'crafted' elements of the projecting frame and the heavy upholstery are often openly revealed. Tecta www.tecta.de

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