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Paul Rudolph

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Chrome-plated steel, other metals, Lucite
DATES Designed 1968
DIMENSIONS 26 x 31 x 29 in. (66 x 78.7 x 73.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Metal castors, stamped: 'SHEPHERD/PROFILE'
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Chrome plated steel and Lucite chair with eight legs on castors. Inner frame: Modular, tubular metal frame with four legs with a square, upward tilted Lucite seat and square angled Lucite back. Outer section: Modular tubular metal with two legs on either side of seat, each with above a single long, Lucite, rectangular armrest. The chair design as a modern reinterpretation of the Wassily chair design of 1927. Condition: Good. See conservation report on file.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Paul Rudolph (American, 1918–1997). Armchair, Designed 1968. Chrome-plated steel, other metals, Lucite , 26 x 31 x 29 in. (66 x 78.7 x 73.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 2010.72. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.72.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.2010.72.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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