Furniture designs by Neutra –– Camel table, Cantilever chair, Easy chair
The German furniture company VS has reissued many of the furniture pieces designed by Neutra. Many are on view at the Neutra VDL House. Thomas Müller, executive director of VS, found drawings for 28 pieces of Neutra furniture by combing through Neutra’s estate at the University of California. Many of these were designed as single pieces or small series for Neutra’s houses; some however had previously only been available in sketch form. In 2012 VS secured the licensing rights from Dion Neutra. Visit the VS website for more info on the line.
Image 1: The idea of the Camel Table, a multifunctional dinette and coffee table, was born when Richard Neutra watched a camel sitting down.
Image 2: The Cantilever Chair was originally designed in 1929 for Lovell Health House. The distinctive steel spring ensures that seat mobility is separated from the backrest – a definite ergonomic advantage. Neutra filed a patent application for his Cantilever Chair.
Image 3: The Boomerang Chair was designed by architect Richard J. Neutra in the 1940's in various alternatives as a casual furniture piece for the residential development “Channel Heights“ and the Nesbitt-House.