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1947

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1957

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1990

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Chair (USA)

This is a Chair. It was manufactured by Knoll International. It is dated ca. 1952 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is wood, textile. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Knoll Textiles. It is credited Gift of Knoll International.

  • Superleggera Chair
  • turned, planed and joined ash, twill-woven cane.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2013-54-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 77.5 x 45 x 55 cm (30 1/2 x 17 11/16 x 21 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside of seat frame: red and white paper label: "KNOLL ASSOCIATES INC./ 601 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK 22, NY"

Cite this object as

Chair (USA); Manufactured by Knoll Textiles (United States); wood, textile; H x W x D: 77.5 x 45 x 55 cm (30 1/2 x 17 11/16 x 21 5/8 in.); Gift of Knoll International; 1990-139-1

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