Armchair | Wright

Wright-Armchair

Estimated value: 900-1200 US$

Reached Price : 4750 US$

Auction:
Modern Design

Sales date: 2005-03-20

Location:
Chicago

Lot number: 448

Design

Ilmari Tapiovaara
Manufacturer Thonet

Architonic id

4106671

Birch, leather
21.5"w x 26"d x 28.5"h
Designed for the Museum of Modern Art Low Cost Furniture Exhibition in 1948. The chair is shown in Prize Designs for Modern Furniture, by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. In the text, Kaufmann writes that of the many Knock-down chairs presented in the competition, Tapiovaara's showed the clearest understanding of factory procedures and shipping problems.
Literature:
Scandinavian Design, Fiell, pg. 618