Chair, Power Play
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Laminated white maple
Designed 1991; Manufactured 1993
32 7/8 x 31 3/8 x 30 3/8 in. (83.5 x 79.7 x 77.2 cm) (show scale)
Marked on underside of seat: printed "No 161"; branded "Frank Gehry [facsimile signature] / KNOLL"; branded "MADE IN USA / 3/19/93"
Gift of Andrew Cogan
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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)
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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).
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