Slender and shapely: The stapeltischchen is a very practical beauty. Hans Bellmann devised this easy-to-stack nest of tables in 1954. It was produced between 1954 and the early 70s. Now, after almost 40 years, it is awakened from its deep sleep to start its second career.
Bellmann’s main concern was to design functional and easily moveable furniture. Rooms in those days were, however, mostly furnished with farmhouse and country-style furniture. The flexible and lightweight furniture designs of the 50s bewildered the people while particularly reflecting the zeitgeist. Bellmann, like many of his contemporaries, wanted his designs to be easy to take apart and as economical in means as possible.
Apart from material-saving constructions and quick assembly, the main benefit of this design is its extremely flexible use. As its name indicates, the little table is easy to stack. You can carry it from one room to the next, or take it from indoors to outdoors. Hans Bellmann himself liked using the stapeltischchen to deposit his painting utensils. It enabled him to work very flexibly and move the table, laden with a host of different things, to wherever he needed it.
horgenglarus catalogues from the 50s and 60s confirm that the little tables were a regular feature of the Glarner Manufaktur product line. It was produced in Glarus from 1954 to 1970. The idea to bring it back is already a few years old.
Moulded plywood side table, black matte metal frame, easy to stack.