Famous Modern Furniture Timeline 1930 – 1939
This was a great time for timber furniture, the use of molded plywood and laminated timber creating fantastic organic pieces of modern furniture by Alvar Aalto in the Cantilevered Chair no. 31, the Paimio Chair and the Serving Cart.
Cantilevering was popular, Gerrit Rietveld’s Zig Zag chair with it’s simple harsh angular visual aspect but complex in construction and design in comparison to Aalto’s Cantilevered Chair no. 31which was more curveceous and organic in form and made using laminated plywood steam bent.
Interesting to compare furniture designers of the same period using similar materials with quite dramatically different outcomes in design.
Famous Modern Classic Furniture for the period of 1930 to 1939
1934 Zig-Zag Chair– Gerrit Rietveld
1935 Utrech Chair- Gerrit Rietveld
1935 Chaise Lounge- Marcel Breuer
1937 Wingspread Barell Chair- Frank Lloyd Wright
1938 Landi or Spartana Chair- Hans Coray
1938 Sling Chair- Jorge Ferrari-Hardovy