Sergius Ruegenberg D5 Ruegenberg Lounge Chair
  • Sergius Ruegenberg D5 Ruegenberg Lounge Chair
  • Sergius Ruegenberg D5 Ruegenberg Lounge Chair
  • Sergius Ruegenberg D5 Ruegenberg Lounge Chair
In 1986 Tecta became aware of SergiusRuegenberg as part of its research into the history of the cantilever chair. The subsequent interviews with him revealed many new details about Mies van der Rohe and Mart Stam. Ruegenberg was not only the em­ployee of such different masters as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Hans Scharoun, he was also an ar­chitect in his own right, who, while working for architecture firms also produced independent work. He finally showed Axel Bruchhäuser drawings of an enhanced version of the chair for Villa Tugendhat, in which the nickel-plated Weissenhof frame is combined with Lilly Reich’s wickerwork and the Barcelona upholstery to create a new piece of furniture. The furniture makers at Tecta recognized in this de­sign an independent continuation of the Twenties’ models, and launched it in 2007, ten years after Ruegenberg’s death, in a low-volume series at the Cologne furniture fair. They gave the new product the title originally designated by Ruegenberg: »Tugendhaft« (virtuous) armchair. If this piece had been used in the Tugendhat project, Justus Bier’s question from 1931: »Can one live in the Tugendhat villa?« could at least be replied that one could sit there comfortably. As Ruegenberg himself once remarked to Tecta, »The secret of this armchair is suspension.«


Material & Colour
Frame: chromed steel tube
Seating: TECTA-wicker-work, upholstered seat and back

Dimensions (cm)
Width: 65
Depth: 82
Height: 87
Seat height: 37

Design:
Sergius Ruegenberg

Manufacturer:
TECTA