This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.
In the press, Dorn’s and Kauffer’s designs were often featured alongside work by their innovative European contemporaries. Alvar Aalto’s bentwood furniture appeared with both Dorn’s and Kauffer’s rugs in exhibitions, stores, homes around London. These reasonably priced armchairs sold for £3–4 when Aalto’s furniture debuted in Britain at Fortnum & Mason in 1933.
It is credited
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cynthia Hazen Polsky Fund, 1992 (1992.64).
Its dimensions are
H x W: 210.2 × 117.2 cm (6 ft. 10 3/4 in. × 46 1/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.