Wilshire Medical Office Side Chair

A work made of plywood veneer.

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  • A work made of plywood veneer.

Date:

c. 1943

Artist:

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

Artist

Rudolph Michael Schindler

Title

Wilshire Medical Office Side Chair

Origin

United States

Date

1938–1948

Medium

Plywood veneer

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2006.751

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