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Herbert Hirche’s design of this chair refers strongly to the ›Bauhaus‹, where Hirche was a student from 1930 to 1933, his main teacher being Mies van der Rohe. Afterwards Hirche worked in van der Rohe’s office and later with Egon Eiermann. The ›Lounge Chair‹ was designed in 1953 during Hirche’s time as professor at the Academy of Art in Stuttgart. Unusually enough, the chair never went beyond prototype stage. Only since the year 2000, Richard Lampert produces this classic with a variety of fabrics and cow skins. In 2006 the designer Eric Degenhardt modifies the ›Lounge Chair‹. Its now also produced in a version for use in gardens, to be »water resistant«. It is a first in the history of design, an upholstered chair can be used both indoor and outdoor. Applying extra seams gives this classic an extra contemporary value. For this we received the Innovation Award of the Cologne Fair in 2007.
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