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Amoeba Rocking Chair

Decorative Arts

On View: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
MEDIUM Recycled plastic ("Origin"), plywood
DATES ca. 1995
DIMENSIONS 25 3/4 x 16 x 37 3/4 in. (65.4 x 40.6 x 95.9 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
CREDIT LINE Alfred T. and Caroline S. Zoebisch Fund
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CAPTION Isabelle Moore (British, born 1965). Amoeba Rocking Chair, ca. 1995. Recycled plastic ("Origin"), plywood, 25 3/4 x 16 x 37 3/4 in. (65.4 x 40.6 x 95.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Alfred T. and Caroline S. Zoebisch Fund, 1996.133. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1996.133.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.1996.133.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Rocking chair made out of recycled plastic ("Origin") and plywood. chair back, seat, and underside continuous concave arched form; flat sides. Frame of red plywood covered with sheet of multicolored plastic (with flecks of white, reds, blues, greens, yellows) that are secured to frame with rows of screws; plastic sheet extends about 1 1/2 inches past frame. Ovoid cut-outs through the width of chair in top and bottom are similarly lined with plastic sheets. Condition: Excellent; a few scratches around chair and one lost screw on base.
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