David Rowland (American, born 1924). <em>"Sof-Tech" Side Chair</em>, Designed 1979. Tubular steel, PVC coated steel, 29 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. (75.6 x 50.2 x 42.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Thonet, 84.33.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.33.1_bw.jpg)

"Sof-Tech" Side Chair

Artist:David RowlandThonet (now Thonet, USA)

Medium: Tubular steel, PVC coated steel

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:Designed 1979

Dimensions: 29 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. (75.6 x 50.2 x 42.9 cm) Seat Height: 16 7/8 in. (42.9 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 84.33.1

Image: 84.33.1_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Tubular chrome-plated steel frame with plastic-coated gridded sheet for seat and back. Frame composed of a pair of straight stiles, curving back slightly at the top, and a single length of steel running from the foot of both legs, around the sides and back of the seat. The seat and back are each composed of a length of plastic-covered ("Soflex") grid (with rounded lines), arching slightly upward from side to side. CONDITION: Good, but obviously used. Chrome-plating is flaking off at inside edge of proper right stile where it joins back. A few, slight nicks to frame: towards front proper left of seat frame, proper right leg at front right top. Piece of bottom. Seat no longer shiny, due to use.

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