F 416 Chair
Kho Liang Ie
Starting at $4,902
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Kho Liang Ie’s iconic F 416 chair was introduced by Artifort in 1960 and reflects the designer's voyage of discovery undertaken within the strict social constraints of the late 1950s. Ie’s intent was to create a dynamic contrast between soft materials and rigid structures. This resulted in a chair and sofa design that looks remarkable from any angle. The minimalist frame of the F 416 chair consists of a careful balance between brushed stainless steel and black coated metal elements, finished with slats made from Santos Pallisander (sustainable rosewood).
Measurements: W 27.9” X H 28.7 X D 30.7”
Materials: Base Brushed Stainless Steel Or Powder Coat, Santos Pallisander Or Black Powder Coat Slats, High Density Cushion Core, Selected Fabric or Leather
Born in 1927 in Mageland, Indonesia, of Chinese parents, Kho Liang Ie came to the Netherlands in 1949 where he trained as an interior designer at the Rietveld Academy. In 1958 Ie was appointed aesthetic consultant and designer at Artifort. His strong influence transported Artifort into the top tier of the international furnishings market at a critical juncture in its development. Yet, perhaps, Kho Liang Ie's most lasting contribution was his successful effort to attract and recruit designers Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt. By securing and cultivating Paulin and Harcourt Ie helped expand Artifort into a visionary, internationally recognized company capable of transforming commercial and residential environments. Kho Liang Ie's lasting imprint on Artifort DNA can still be felt today and is evidenced in the exceptional product designs created by the company's contemporary designers.