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"Sof-Tech" Side Chair

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Tubular steel, PVC coated steel
  • Place Manufactured: York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • DATES Designed 1979
    DIMENSIONS 29 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. (75.6 x 50.2 x 42.9 cm) Seat Height: 16 7/8 in. (42.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On paper label attached to underside of seat frame: "A David Rowland design for Thonet / Patents Pending"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Thonet
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tubular chrome-plated steel frame with plastic-coated gridded sheet for seat and back. Frame composed of a pair of straight stiles, curving back slightly at the top, and a single length of steel running from the foot of both legs, around the sides and back of the seat. The seat and back are each composed of a length of plastic-covered ("Soflex") grid (with rounded lines), arching slightly upward from side to side. CONDITION: Good, but obviously used. Chrome-plating is flaking off at inside edge of proper right stile where it joins back. A few, slight nicks to frame: towards front proper left of seat frame, proper right leg at front right top. Piece of bottom. Seat no longer shiny, due to use.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION David Rowland (American, born 1924). "Sof-Tech" Side Chair, Designed 1979. Tubular steel, PVC coated steel, 29 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. (75.6 x 50.2 x 42.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Thonet, 84.33.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.33.1_bw.jpg)
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