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Armchair

Armchair

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1952 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Russell, R.D., born 1903 - died 1981 (designer)
    Joyce, Ernest (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood and metal, upholstered in leather

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Time-Life International Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    W.7-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This was one of about ten such chairs, including high-backed versions, designed by R. D. Russell for the reception area of the Time-Life Building in New Bond Street, London. The room was designed by the architect Sir Hugh Casson and the designer Misha Black to be reminiscent of the library of a London club; the furniture was deliberately designed to give an appearance of solidity and comfort.

Physical description

Low armchair, tub-shaped, upholstered in black leather with a brown leather seat

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1952 (designed)

Artist/maker

Russell, R.D., born 1903 - died 1981 (designer)
Joyce, Ernest (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wood and metal, upholstered in leather

Dimensions

Height: 83 cm, Width: 79.5 cm, Depth: 83 cm, Height: 45 cm seat

Historical context note

Designed for the Time Life building, Bond Street, London.

Descriptive line

Wood and metal armchair, entirely upholstered in leather, designed by R. D. Russell, made by Ernest Joyce, Britain, 1952

Labels and date

1 ARMCHAIR
Designed by R.D. Russell (British, 1903-1981)
Made by Ernest Joyce
Leather upholstery (probably replaced)
1952
This was one of about 10 such chairs, including high-backed versions, designed for the reception area of the Time-Life Building in New Bond Street. The room was designed by Sir Hugh Casson and Misha Black to be reminiscent of the library of a London club and the furniture was deliberately designed to give an appearance of solidity and comfort.
Given By Time-Life International Ltd
W.7-1994 [pre-2006]

Materials

Leather; Wood; Metal

Techniques

Upholstered

Categories

Furniture

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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