Hans Könecke

The Founder

The architect Hans Könecke designed various pieces of furniture for DK Muebles in his studio in Caracas, Venezuela, including the D49 desk and conference chair. The first serial production took place after Könecke founded the company TECTA in Lauenförde at the end of the 1950s.


The D49 is architecture in a chair: it combines four beautifully shaped elements made of curved rosewood plywood to create a unique desk chair. The buttoned seat and back cushions made of high-quality leather elegantly blend into the organic shape of the desk chair. The integrated tilt mechanism and gas spring make the D49 adjustable in both tilt and height.

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The 60s and 70s

In the 1960s and 1970s, Hans Könecke produced a contemporary furniture programme with a large number of his own designs under the Tecta brand. In 1972, Werner and Axel Bruchhäuser took over the company and reoriented it. To this day, the D49 chair is manufactured in Tecta‘s workshops in Lauenförde.