Side chair

Object Number: 
2000.889
Date: 
ca. 1968
Medium: 
Vinyl-coated steel, naugahyde, urethane foam
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 21 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. ( 76.2 x 54 x 48.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: paper label attached to the cushion: "ALL NEW MATERIAL CONSISTING OF/ URETHANE FOAM/ .../ DISTRIBUTED BY/ KNOLL INTERNATIONAL, INC./ 745 Fifth Ave. New York, N. Y."
Description: 
White vinyl-coated steel side chair; lattice wire shell seat supported on a two-piece steel rod base; upper section of the base is cradle bolted to the seat and welded to a pair of U-shaped legs; brown naugahyde covered urethane foam seat cushion strapped through the seat.
Gallery Label: 
This chair was purchased by the donor from Knoll's New York City showroom for her New York home around 1968 or 1969. It, along with three others, served as kitchen chairs for more than twenty years and were actively used for multiple tabletop activities such as dining, homework, and coffee conversations. As the mother of young children, she was attracted to the simplicity and practicality of the chair's design; sticky fingerprints easily washed off, and they seemed impervious to constant use.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mina and Stephen A. Weiner
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group