Kem Weber Style Art Deco Chairs
These Art Deco Chairs in the style of Kem Weber were custom made exclusively for ArtDecoCollection.com. They combine a modernist stair-stepped design with comfort and upholstery that improves upon the original. The wood frames are solid with a medium brown walnut stain offset by an inlay of opaque white resin lines. The seating is top-quality leather, so these achieve the right balance between function and fashion.
Currently, we have one pair in black leather and possibly one getting completed in brown leather.
The exacting measurements of the stepped side frame make it feels that the arms wind up in just the right place. We have one pair available now in black leather. Use them to flank a side table in a living room setting and even consider facing them in the manner of the ”tete a tete” chairs (one forward, one backward. We think they make a superb desk chair as well.
Kem Weber was born Karl Emanuel Martin in Berlin in 1889 and studied in the School of Decorative Arts. After working on the German Pavilion at the 1910 Exposition Universelle in Brussels he was assigned to work in San Francisco to supervise the building of the German Pavilion at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. He was unable to return home due to developments in World War I so he stayed and made his home and career in California. He worked in Santa Barbara designing buildings and then on to Los Angeles to pursue interior and industrial design. He became a citizen in 1924 and took the first three initials of his name to create something that sounded more “American”.
His work included designs for Barker Brothers, for Macy’s, for the Hollywood film industry, the Walt Disney Studios, the International Exposition of Art and Industry. He is one of the most important proponents of tubular chrome furnishing, of “stair-step” styling and “Streamline Moderne” and the chair that we have chosen to replicate is a tribute to the very best of his impressive body of work.
29″ T x 24″ W x 22″ D
19″ off the ground
seat 22″ W x 19″ D