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The Rowac-Schemel. Everything else is just a stool.
The forgotten Bauhaus Schemel is coming back after a century! With the three-legged Rowac-Schemel, we are bringing a design classic in the field of industrial design back to market. Not only was it the world's first seating furniture made of lightweight sheet metal, but it also now benefits from cult status. True to the original and produced in the same region as before, the Rowac-Schemel offers the same advantages as it did over 100 years ago: clean design combined with practical, indestructible, and honest construction.
This is just the beginning. We will revive selected products from the existing range as well as develop newly designed products with characteristic features Rowac is known for.
With the relaunch of the Rowac brand at the hands of Alide and Dieter Amick, a special emphasis is placed on preserving the details once so technically perfected by Karl Robert Wagner, which stand for the functionality and durability of its products. The Rowac-Schemel was first exhibited at the Leipzig Trade Fair in 1909. It was the first of its kind and for that reason represents the archetype of the workshop stool. And since then, every single student of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin studied and realised their ideas atop this very stool.
Last produced in 1946, the relaunch comes with a new round of production and a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. This is a unique opportunity where Rowac will be accepting pre-orders at a discounted price until 13 April 2023. They'll also be offering a numbered edition of the Rowac-Schemel, limited to just 100.