A pair of leather strap “San Miguelito” chairs by Michael van Beuren for his company, Domus of Mexico City. Produced between 1944 and 1959. Both chairs are labeled with Domus tags.
The label reads: Muebles. Domus. por Van BEUREN y CIA. Hecho en Mexico.
A similar chair is in LACMA’s collection and was included in their exhibition and catalogue, Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985
The American-born designer studied under Josef Albers at the Bauhaus in Germany in 1932 and then with Mies van der Rohe in Berlin after the Bauhaus closed. He was offered a job as an architect in Mexico and moved there in 1937. He established his company, Domus, in Mexico City in 1938.
Source: El Diseño De Van Beuren, Ana Elena Mallet.
30.5″ H x 22″ W x 26.5″ D