The classic 1-380 Swiss wooden chair is an icon. The simple shape of this anonymous 1918 in-house horgenglarus creation has a plain and simple design with material-friendly manufacturing and is robust, sustainable and natural. The classic has been produced continuously since 1918; with only its dimensions adapted in 1999 because we are taller today than we were 100 years ago.
The 10 S was originally produced as a pub chair, and the unobtrusive impression of this modular furniture piece fits into many different environments. Most probably, every Swiss person has already sat on one of them. It has populated schools, hotels and restaurants, and residential spaces for decades. The chair with its solid steam-bentwood seat frame, rear legs and back will weather many decades. Its robust construction eliminates the need for any cross bracing, and its ergonomics are very cozy.
The classic has not only been part of the horgenglarus portfolio for nearly 100 years, but it has also set standards; it is the first one in a typology of related chairs launched since the 1930s. The classic is the backbone of the horgenglarus collection, and Max Ernst Haefeli, Werner Max Moser, or later Hannes Wettstein, but also the "glaris" table, used it as a reference design. It has inspired designers such as Jasper Morrison or artists such as Rolf Sachs. And since 2009, 60 designers such as Jörg Boner, Frédéric Dedelley, Daniel Freitag, or Christophe Marchan, have so far interpreted the classic in the award-winning "Take a seat" project.