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Armchair

A work made of painted wood and leather upholstery.

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  • A work made of painted wood and leather upholstery.

Date:

1928/29

Artist:

Designed by Kem Weber
American, born Germany, 1889–1963
Made by Grand Rapids Chair Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan

About this artwork

German émigré Kem Weber designed original and colorful furniture and interiors devoid of overt historical references and evocative of modern times. Produced as part of a nine-piece dining-room suite manufactured by Grand Rapids Chair Company (including this armchair and matching serving table [1985.5]), the striking green surface of the chair attests to Weber’s knowledge of French Art Moderne, while its smooth contours anticipate the sleek look of American streamlined design that would become popular in the 1930s.

On View

American Art, Gallery 271

Artist

Kem Weber

Title

Armchair

Origin

Grand Rapids

Date

c. 1928–1929

Medium

Painted wood and leather upholstery

Dimensions

102.9 × 54.6 × 50.7 cm (40 1/2 × 21 1/2 × 20 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Steinfeld

Reference Number

1985.6

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