The Brutalist aesthetic emerged from post-World War II architecture, a consequence of the early 20th century modernist movement. Brutalism is characterised by a monolithic, thick set appearance, sometimes via rigid geometries and at other times referencing more elementary and rough-hewn construction. The key aesthetic trends from this architectural movement leached out into wider design practices having notable influence on graphic design, furniture design and industrial design.
This chairs were handmade from solid pine slabs by Mobichalet of Belgium in the 1950s. In a meeting of brutalism and chalet-chic, the parts have been joined in a fashion that feels rudimentary and rustic on purpose, harking back to earlier Alpine craftsmanship. The set has a very reassuring weight to it.
In excellent structural condition with surface wear and scuffs to the stained finish in places, in keeping with its aged aesthetic.
H90 W33 D42cm