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Chair

  • Date:

    1961 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded plywood shells; bolted metal fittings.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.495-1970

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Two moulded plywood shells joined at the back of the seat with bolted metal fittings. One shell forms the seat and front support, the other the back and back support; both shells are 50cm wide. Natural wood finish.

Date

1961 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Moulded plywood shells; bolted metal fittings.

Dimensions

Height: 76.5 cm, Width: 50 cm, Depth: 48.8 cm, Height: 45.3 cm seat

Object history note

Description of Craftsman from Hollis, R. 1970. Modern Chairs:1918-1970. The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London:
Bodo Rasch. Architect. Born 1903. Trained Stuttgart. Own office from 1926, Oberaichen; participated in Werkbund architectural exhibition (Weissenhofsiedlung) Stuttgart 1927 and Chairs exhibition, Stuttgart 1929; edited magazine Zirkel c 1934-35, suppressed by Nazi Regime. Range of objects designed has included furniture and lamps. Chairs shown Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1966, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris 1968. See: Bodo Rasch and Heinz Rasch, editors The Chair Stuttgart 1929

Description of similar object from Hollis, R. 1970. Modern Chairs:1918-1970. The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London:
The chair was first shown in the Cologne Furniture Exhibition, 196, but was never brought into commercial production.

Descriptive line

Two shell chair designed by Bodo Rasch (b. 1903; West Germany).

Materials

Plywood; Metal

Techniques

Moulded; Bolted

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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