Side Chair, Model 31
Decorative Arts and Design
Chromed steel, upholstery (wool and nylon)
designed 1954, manufactured after 1956
Gift of Liliane M. Stewart
Polished chrome tubular steel frame side chair with broad rectangular padded seat and back, upholstered in original "Lana" red/orange textile [introduced 1956], the seat cants slightly upwards towards the front, upholstered padded back supported by canted steel frame connects to seat frame by two short polished chrome tubular steel supports at either end of the rear of the seat, the two front straight tubular legs cant forward from the seat and the similar back legs cant backward, all four legs terminate in small circular ball bearing disc levelers.
Condition: very good, fabric has some slight bobbling from wear, slight rusting of metal frame.
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Florence Knoll Bassett (American, 1917-2019). Side Chair, Model 31, designed 1954, manufactured after 1956. Chromed steel, upholstery (wool and nylon), 28 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. (73 x 60.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Liliane M. Stewart, 2002.70.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2002.70.1_view1.jpg)
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