Harry Bertoia (American, born Italy, 1915-1978). <em>Child's Side Chair, Model 426-2</em>, Designed 1950-52; Manufactured 1953. Rubber-coated metal, metal, vinyl, (a) Chair:  20 x 13 x 12 1/2 in. (50.8 x 33 x 31.8 cm). Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Buchanek, L84.8a-b. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L84.8a-b_bw.jpg)

Child's Side Chair, Model 426-2

Artist:Harry BertoiaKnoll Associates

Medium: Rubber-coated metal, metal, vinyl

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:Designed 1950-52; Manufactured 1953

Dimensions: (a) Chair: 20 x 13 x 12 1/2 in. (50.8 x 33 x 31.8 cm) (b) Seat pad: 1/4 x 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (0.6 x 29.2 x 22.2 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 4th Floor

Accession Number: L84.8a-b

Image: L84.8a-b_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Model 426-2; Child's side chair (a) of metal, with seat pad (b) of yellow vinyl. Chair formed by rectangular piece of white, rubber-coated wire grid bent into a continuous seat and back with rounded corners and sides. Seat bolted to supporting base composed a single length of black metal rod bent into slightly raised platform (rod starts / ends at front, rises to seat rail that runs along each side, then down to a kind of stretcher across back). This base is soldered to the tops of four canted legs, made of a single length of black metal rod bent into shape (rod starts / ends at top of back legs, runs along floor between front and back legs, and runs across front of chair at top of legs). Rectangular seat cushion is thin pad of foam rubber covered with yellow vinyl; attaches to seat with straps and snap on underside.

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