The industrial chair designed by Margarete Klöber for Polstergleich


The industrial chair designed by Margarete Klöber is not an ordinary chair.
Created in the 1930s, it’s one of the most famous and sought-after chairs by design lovers.

Margarete Klöber founded Polstergleich, her factory, in 1935 with the idea of bringing comfortable chairs to the offices.

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Margarete was a secretary and found extremely uncomfortable her wood stool, so she created a better one.
This way she developed her first chair!
Her chairs with backrest and seat featuring springs simulate the comfort of stuffed chairs, but they are adjustable too to adapt to anyone. This brilliant idea was an innovation in the world of work in the 1930s, and it achieved an immediate success.
The industrial chair designed by Margarete Klöber was the first ergonomic chair ever.

How can you recognize an original Polstergleich chair?
The seat and the backrest of theindustrial chair designed by Margarete Klöber are made of laminated beech wood, the legs of solid beech wood and the rest is made of metal.
Under the seat there are four steel springs and the backrest is adjustable in height and depth.
The Polstergleich logo must be always shown on the Bakelite knob which adjusts the height of the backrest.
In addition, it wouldn’t be a real Polstergleich chair if it didn’t show the signs of the time and of wear and tear!

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This is a chair for connoisseurs and a piece of history of design I’d like to own.
Wouldn’t you like to try it?

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2 thoughts on “The industrial chair designed by Margarete Klöber for Polstergleich

    • Ho notato anche io questa tendenza a parlare di design solo agli addetti ai lavori. A me di un oggetto, invece, interessa la storia, come è nato, in quale contesto si è sentita la necessità di creare un oggetto nuovo che fosse funzionale ma anche bello 🙂

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