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Armchair

A work made of chrome-plated steel with replacement upholstery.

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  • A work made of chrome-plated steel with replacement upholstery.

Date:

c. 1930

Artist:

Richard Joseph Neutra
American, born Austria, 1892–1970
Los Angeles

About this artwork

“America, according to my convictions,” wrote Richard J. Neutra, “is endowed with the ‘new raw material’ for building—the grand and diversified output of a widespread building material and supply industry.” An Austrian-born architect and furniture designer, Neutra embraced American industrial materials and technologies in his lightfilled buildings and streamlined furnishings like this chair. After training briefly with Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924, Neutra developed a clean aesthetic devoid of applied ornament that was conscious of function and comfort. Here, the curved spring bending from the back to the base allows the chair to adjust to different bodies.

Status

On View, Gallery 265

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Richard Joseph Neutra

Title

Armchair

Place

Los Angeles (Object made in)

Date

c. 1930

Medium

Chrome-plated steel with replacement upholstery

Dimensions

86.4 × 57.2 × 73.6 cm (34 × 22 1/2 × 29 in. )

Credit Line

Gift of Herschel A. Elarth in honor of Dione and Richard J. Neutra, F. A. I. A.

Reference Number

1987.182

Extended information about this artwork

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