Tatra chair

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Dimensions: 56 × 90 × 56 cm
(W × H × D)
Manufacturer: Tatra Martin
Country: Slovakia
Decade: 1950s
P. number: 1809037A
Condition: In original condition

A wooden chair produced in the fifties by Narodní podnik Tatra Martin, Slovakia. The furniture production in Martin was established in 1886 by Ladislav Dobrovits who were most likely inspired by the success of Michael Thonet who ran his bentwood factory in quite near area. The chair is built from stern, geometric shapes with rounded corners, a character refering to a specific tendency in Czechoslovak design in the fifties. The traditional wooden furniture absorbed the influences of Atomic age and a new style mostly represented by a famous designer Halabala emerged. The armrests are made using bentwood technology, the seat has an ergonomic shape adding a human touch to the othervise stern character. The chair is made of beech bentwood with shellac finish, it is left in its original condition, all the wear and tear visible in the photographs.