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    Sale 5040

    Modernism from a California Collection

    18 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 115

    DONALD KNORR

    PAIR OF MODEL 132U CHAIRS

    Price Realised  

    DONALD KNORR
    PAIR OF MODEL 132U CHAIRS
    designed 1949, for Knoll Associates, folded sheet and tubular steel, with copper finish
    29 in. (74 cm.) height (2)


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    This design shared First Prize at the influential 'Low Cost furniture Design' competition organised by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1949. The design was only in production for two years, 1950-1952.

    Modernist Paradise: Niemeyer House Boyd Collection, Ngo (ed.), New york, 2007, p. 55, 77 (illustrated in situ)

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