SE 68 Multi Purpose Chair

Instantly recognisable in its distinctive silhouette, Egon Eiermann’s SE 68 Multipurpose Chair continues to quietly claim its status as a Mid-century icon. A tubular steel frame complements an organically shaped seat and backrest made of moulded wood—SE 68 was the first chair model in Germany to combine these materials. To give furniture a ‘human dimension’ was Eiermann’s goal, and as all those who have experienced the chair’s ergonomic comfort can attest to, no-one fulfilled this aim as elegantly as the prescient architect himself. SE 68 can be customised with upholstery and armrests on request.

Design: Egon Eiermann, 1951




4-legged tubular steel frame (Ø 18 × 2 mm), plastic glides

Seat and backrest

Moulded seat and backrest of laminated wood veneer


Armrests, upholstery, silence glides of felt or Teflon


Object: H 79 × W 47 × D 50 cm

Seat: H 46 × W 47 × D 42 cm

Seat height with upholstery: 48 cm


approx 5.0 kg


Subject to technical changes.

Colors and Materials



chrome, matte black

Seat and backrest

Wood veneers: beech, oak, ash, walnut

Stained: black, graphite, cobalt blue, blood orange, yellow, rosé, light grey

Lacquered: black, white


Topia (Rohi), Novum (Rohi), Extreme (Camira), Advantage (Camira)


Special colours, fabrics, leather and synthetic leather on request