"Sof-Tech" Side Chair
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Tubular steel, plastic-coated springs
29 7/8 x 19 1/2 x 16 7/8 in. (75.9 x 49.5 x 42.9 cm)
Seat Height: 17 in. (43.2 cm) (show scale)
Paper label affixed to underside of seat frame: "Sof-Tech Collection TM / designed for Thonet by / David Rowland [in script] TM / US PATS 3,720, 568; 3,767,261; / 3,843,477; 3,845,986 / CAN PAT: 960,380 (74). / Other patents pending"
Gift of Thonet
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David Rowland (American, born 1924). "Sof-Tech" Side Chair, ca. 1979. Tubular steel, plastic-coated springs, 29 7/8 x 19 1/2 x 16 7/8 in. (75.9 x 49.5 x 42.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Thonet, 84.33.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.33.2_bw.jpg)
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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: Excellent, no noticeable wear.
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