Blog Archives


Erich Dieckmann: Design Development of a Metal Tube Chair

The Erich Dieckmann tube chair development illustration has been doing-the-rounds of late, and it's quite a interesting—at least to me—look into the design process way-back-then.

It's really way-back given Mr Dieckmann was born in 1986, and passed 1944.

Seems this particular illustration is from a rare book, titled: Erich Dieckmann - Möbelbau in Holz, Rohr und Stahl, which you can buy from Amazon for a thrifty £150.

More on the Bauhaus-Movement: architects and designers.

 

Erich-Dieckmann--Mobelbau-in-Holz-Rohr-und-Stahl

Erich Dieckmann Bio

Erich Dieckmann (1896-1944) studied architecture at Danzig Polytechnic from 1918 until 1920. After finishing the foundation course, however, he dropped out and went to Dresden, where he began to study painting and drawing. In 1921 he enrolled at the Bauhaus in Weimar. Between 1921 and 1925 Dieckmann served an apprenticeship there as a carpenter.

When the Bauhaus school moved to Dessau in 1925, he transferred to the Staatliche Bauhochschule in Weimar and was head of the carpentry workshop there from 1925 until 1930.

From 1931 until he was dismissed by the National Socialists in 1933, Erich Dieckmann was head of the carpentry workshop at the Kunstgewerbeschule Burg Giebichenstein in Halle.

From 1939 he lived in Berlin. Erich Dieckmann was one of the most important furniture designers at the Bauhaus, developing type ranges for seat furniture. Like Marcel Breuer, Erich Dieckmann experimented with steel tubing but is primarily known for his standardized wooden furniture. Dieckmann's designs for seat furniture are stringently geometric, with frames based on right angles and constructed of almost pieces of wood that were either almost square in cross section or flat; another feature typical of Dieckmann's work is linking armrests and chair legs in a runner construction.

By using quality hardwoods such as beech, cherry, oak, and ash as well as cane matting, Dieckmann loosened up the stringent geometry of his designs; on the other hand, however, standardization and normed proportions were to keep the prices of these mass-produced pieces of furniture as low as possible.



 Previous Post:   Color Lisa: Color Palettes Based on Masterpieces of Worlds Greatest Artists
 Next Post:   Sony Playstation 1 Logo Design Ideas and Concepts


Similar Posts:
Sony Playstation 1 Logo Design Ideas and Concepts Sony Playstation 1 Logo Design Ideas and Concepts I know the Sony Playstation 1 Logo Design Ideas and Concepts isn't exactly breaking news, as it's been floating around for a while: http://imgur.com/qf2cSHUI came across it again by accident the other, and I do like looking at all unused concept...
‘Around the World’ – Colourful Modern Vintage Posters Designed by Bo Lundberg 'Around the World' - Colourful Modern Vintage Posters Designed by Bo Lundberg "Around the world, cities and countries" is the full title for these gloriously colouful modern vintage posters, designed by the talented Swedish illustrator, Bo Lundberg.These 1960's Swedish inspired posters make m...
Gorgeous Vintage Era Type & Logo Designs by Ben Didier About Ben: "My name is Ben Didier. I am a graphic designer, type addict and music nerd who can usually be found cooking tacos or riding my bike around Vancouver, Canada. I am currently the Senior Designer at CBC Music."When I first came across Ben's website: Pretty/Ugly Design, via a post fo...
Selection of Masterful Logo Designs by Bluerock Design  I have long been a fan of the work produced by Bluerock Design with a few of theirs being posted to Logo Stack: real world logo design inspiration.However, it seems that I had missed the true awesomeness of their collective output due to only recently seeing all their logo designs up ...




Hire The Logo Smith - Freelance Logo Designer







More Logo & Graphic Design Posts - Main Blog Index

Subscribe to Blog Updates, using: RSS | Email | Feedly


This free font: Apple-Sans-Adjectives is certainly quite fun, and intriguing, but not so sure on the practical side of things

Apple-Sans-Adjectives was designed [email protected] & @Rich_Cahill, and they have kindly made this font available as a freed