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Chair, Power Play

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Laminated white maple
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES Designed 1991; Manufactured 1993
    DIMENSIONS 32 7/8 x 31 3/8 x 30 3/8 in. (83.5 x 79.7 x 77.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Marked on underside of seat: printed "No 161"; branded "Frank Gehry [facsimile signature] / KNOLL"; branded "MADE IN USA / 3/19/93"
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1993.71.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Andrew Cogan
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Curvilinear, high-backed "Power Play" armchair made of laminated white maple strips, metal screws and plastic glides. Chair parts made of bent "sheets" of parallel strips of 2" wide wooden bands with a small space in between bands. Chair back and rear "leg" made of continuous sheet of 6 bands that curve over top of back and run to curved feet at floor. Seat is a square pillow-like shape made of woven strips. Arms and side of chair are continuous unit formed by a double "S" shape, starting at the bottom edge of the armrest, curving over to form armrest, then down to floor where they curve back up to support seat. Armchair has matching ottoman (1993.71.2). CONDITION: Undamaged.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Frank Gehry (American, born 1929). Chair, Power Play, Designed 1991; Manufactured 1993. Laminated white maple, 32 7/8 x 31 3/8 x 30 3/8 in. (83.5 x 79.7 x 77.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Andrew Cogan, 1993.71.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1993.71.1_mark.jpg)
    IMAGE mark, CUR.1993.71.1_mark.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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