Lotus chair – Rob Parry – Gelderland
Article number 7190
Beautiful Lotus chair designed by Rob Parry for Gelderland in 1952. This chair has new straps/webbing and a new cushion that is covered with a light blue mixed fabric – The Camira Main Line Flax. This fabric consists of 25% flax and 75% wool and it fits perfectly with the sleek, but comfortable look of this Lotus chair.
This Lotus chair has chrome, square legs that are slightly tilted. The seat is encased in a dark wood frame and the floating armrests are also made of dark wood. A beautiful Dutch Design treasure by the recently deceased industrial designer Rob Parry.
Rob Parry (1925-2023) was a Dutch designer of furniture and industrial objects. Parry was famous for his modernist designs with clean lines, functionality and minimalism. His style was strongly influenced by the principles of the De Stijl movement and the work of famous designers such as Gerrit Rietveld and Le Corbusier.
Parry’s designs were not only elegant, but also practical. He used materials such as steel, wood and leather to design furniture that was both functional and comfortable. Parry’s “Lotus” chair won the prestigious Signe d’Or award in 1959.
During his career, Parry designed furniture for several major Dutch brands, such as Gelderland and Metaform. But Rob Parry was also professor of industrial design at Delft University of Technology and a member of the Association of Dutch Designers.
Parry’s work has had a lasting impact on the world of furniture design. Some of his designs are still in production today and are loved by design enthusiasts. Parry’s vintage pieces are still collected and admired today.
69 x 75 x 77 cm (lxdxh)
Seating height: 38 cm
Designer Rob Parry
Manufacturer Gelderland, The Netherlands
Condition Good condition; reupholstered