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The manufacturer Wilde + Spieth, who distribute the chair SE 68 by Egon Eiermann, have always worked very closely with architects to realize their designs. The product portfolio of the company is characterised by works which not only impress in terms of stability and comfort, but also aesthetically. Something perfectly demonstrated by the company's best known chair, the SE 68, whose intelligent design makes it an attractive multi-purpose chair.


Product type Multi-purpose chair
Weight 5 kg

Material Frame: tubular steel (matte) chrome plated, powder coated
Seat and backrest: multiple glued beech wood veneer, nature or stained
Variants Available as a stackable or not stackable version (stackable with smaller seat and steeper leg placement)
Available with or without armrests
Other variants on request
Function & properties Available on request as a stackable version
Care Painted and stained surfaces of natural wood tolerated neither steam nor alcohol, therefore all spilled liquids must be wiped away immediately. When cleaning water should only be used in small quantities - ideal is a damp cloth.
How much patina develops on the surface and how fast depends on the type of wood, level of use and the sunlight.
Warranty 24 months
Product datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,1 MB).

Popular versions

SE 68, Stackable, Without upholstery, Chrome-plated, Without armrests, Black stained
SE 68, Stackable, Without upholstery, Black powder-coated, Without armrests, Black stained
SE 68, Non-stackable, Without upholstery, Chrome-plated, Without armrests, Black stained
SE 68, Non-stackable, Without upholstery, Black powder-coated, Without armrests, Black stained
SE 68, Stackable, Without upholstery, Chrome-plated, With armrests, Natural

Design Story

From shutters manufacturer to seating manufacturer - so could one succinctly describe the development of the German company Wilde + Spieth. Founded in 1831 as small carpentry business specialising in window shutters one day the architect and designer Egon Eiermann enquired if they could also make chairs. They could. And the subsequent cooperation developed into one of the most successful in post war Europe. In collaboration with Eiermann Wilde + Spieth developed more than 30 chair models made of tubular steel and wood, and models which allowed Egon Eiermann to fulfill his vision of providing furniture for social housing needs. Many of the Wilde + Spieth products have subsequently become established as genuine design classics, including the SE 68, the most successful result of the cooperation. In the chair one sees the perfectionism of the designer. Designed with the aim of combining minimalist forms with a high comfort and convenience the SE 68 succeeds with its ergonomically curved seat and backrest. On account of its reduced form the SE 68 presents itself in every context with an unobtrusive elegance, and can in contemporary colours function as a decorative eye-catcher.

The Wilde + Spieth SE 68 in the Völklinger Hütte

The SE 68 by Wilde + Spieth functions in any environment

More about 'SE 68' in our blog

smow Blog Interview: Thomas Gerber, CEO Wilde+Spieth - A good chair is an important part of ensuring professional orchestra musicians remain fit and enjoy themselves

...They could, they did and Egon Eiermann subsequently went on to design a collection of some 30 chairs for Wilde+Spieth, including works such as the SE 18, SE 42 or SE 68... Thomas Gerber: In 1956 Egon Eiermann needed chairs for a Musiksaal project in Stuttgart, nothing suitable was available and so, in principle, he took the SE 68, added some upholstery, and that was the chair...

(smow) blog 2013. A pictorial review: February

IMM Cologne kept us busy into February, but the month also saw the opening of an Eileen Gray retrospective in Paris, a visit to the Louis Kahn exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum and the sad passing of James Irvine....

IMM Cologne 2013: Wilde+Spieth. Interview with CEO Thomas Gerber.

...Together Wilde+Spieth and Egon Eiermann released over 30 product ranges, and even today some 43 years after Eiermann's death the two remain inseparable, while chairs such as the SE 18, SE 42 or SE 68 have gone on to take their rightful place in the high pantheon of European design...

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