Designed for the International Competetion for Low-Cost Furniture at the Museum of Modern Art in 1950, this chair was co-awarded the first prize. Knoll produced the chair only for a limited time from circa 1950 to 1952.
cf. M. Eidelberg (ed.), exhibition catalogue, Design 1935-1965: what modern was, Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Montréal, New York 1991, pp. 62-63.
cf. P. Antonelli, Objects of Design from the Museum of Modern Art, New York 2003, p. 196.