Armchair D7K and D7
A sleek and comfortable folding chair, the elegant answer to the needs of urban living.
Klemens Grund, designer and master carpenter, originally conceived the chair for the 2012 Handwerk+Form competition and has continued to develop it ever since. Awarded with prestigious design prizes, the D7K has been part of the Tecta product range since 2018. The D7K name places this armchair among the designs of classical modernism, such as those by Marcel Breuer.
In addition, the D7K has a special feature: similar to Marcel Breuer's D4 folding chair (from 1927), the D7K takes on an artistic, picture-like quality when it leans against the wall in its folded state. The model without the folding mechanism is called D7. The D7K allows you to offer additional guests an elegant extra chair that is easy to stow away when it's not in use.
The folding mechanism is cleverly hidden in the back leg of the chair. Folding the D7K feels like a magic trick. An unexpected and fascinating mechanism that is quite something. Solid wood, brass fittings and a wonderfully comfortable backrest made of shaped wood make the design what it is: an archetype of our time. Awarded the State Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia and the prestigious Abraham & David Roentgen Prize.
Material: oiled oak, oiled walnut, brass
Design: Klemens Grund
Photography: Adolf Bereuter
About the designer
Born in 1982 in the Black Forest is a master carpenter and designer. He studies at the Academy of Crafts, Gut Rosenberg in Aachen and graduates in 2007. In the studio of the renowned architect Peter Zumthor he works for 3 years before he goes freelance and focuses entirely on his own designs. Today Klemens Grund lives in Switzerland. He works in the 3D studio of the Kunstgiesserei Sankt Gallen, gives workshops and teaches.