"Anziano" Side Chair
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Bent plywood, steel, rubber
31 3/4 x 19 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. (80.6 x 50.5 x 53 cm) (show scale)
Branded into underside of seat, in center near front edge: "© DONGHIA"
Gift of Donghia
"Anziano" side chair with dark, bent plywood seat and black tubular steel legs. Back of chair in shape of "T": top bar forms back support and is curved to hug human body; vertical bar down spine joins continuous seat. Seat is square with rounded corners, angled upward toward front edge, and molded to conform to human body. Seat raised on frame of four black tubular steel legs, mounted with screws and rubber shocks. Each leg is a narrow "V" shape that is canted slightly outward at bottom; rubber-coated point forms foot. All the legs are formed by continuous tube that forms seat support across front and back of chair and high stretchers across sides.
Donghia Furniture. "Anziano" Side Chair, 1989-1990. Bent plywood, steel, rubber, 31 3/4 x 19 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. (80.6 x 50.5 x 53 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Donghia, 1990.190. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1990.190.jpg)
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