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Wilshire Medical Office Side Chair

A work made of plywood veneer.

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  • A work made of plywood veneer.


c. 1943


Rudolph Schindler
American, born Austria, 1887-1953

About this artwork

Trained in Vienna, architect Rudolph Schindler began working in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Chicago studio in 1918. Two years later he moved to Los Angeles in Wright’s employ while developing his own practice. While influenced by Craftsman-style forms, Schindler’s furniture also employs simplified assembly methods and economical materials. He used this side chair design, perfected over the course of his career, in commercial and residential projects. Like many of Schindler’s designs, the plans for this low, reclining chair are so simple that any amateur carpenter could fabricate them, using only a single sheet of ¾-inch plywood.


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Architecture and Design


Rudolph Michael Schindler


Wilshire Medical Office Side Chair


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Plywood veneer


78.7 × 35.6 × 55.9 cm (31 × 14 × 22 in.)

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Wentworth Greene Field Memorial Fund, Mary Waller Langhorne Endowment, Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and Walter E. Heller Foundation Endowment

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