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Pair of William Armbruster Lounge Chairs

Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Origin United States
Period 1950-1979
Materials Stainless steel with new upholstery
Dimensions
W. 28.5 in; H. 30.5 in; D. 29 in;
W. 72.39 cm; H. 77.47 cm; D. 73.66 cm;
Seat H. 20 in;
Seat H. 50.8 cm;
Condition Good. Fine original condition to the steel with only minor wear and some superficial scratches consistent with age and use. Newly upholstered.
Creation Date circa 1954
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description Sinuous and sculptural pair of armless lounge chairs in polished stainless steel with new upholstery. Designed by William Armbruster and produced by Edgewood Furniture, c. 1954. Armbruster’s work was widely recognized in its day, including MoMA Good Design selections. This chair design was featured in Furniture Forum, Current Design from the ICA in Boston, Hennessey’s Modern Furnishing for the Home (1952), and George Nelson’s Chairs book, among others. It was also deployed by Elaine Lemaire in 1954 as a counterpoint to Harry Bertoie’s 70-foot panel screen in Gordon Bunschaft and SOM’s Manufacturers Trust building at 510 Fifth Ave in New York City—one of the most important, acclaimed, and chicest interiors in the U.S. in the mid-century—see Ezra Stoller’s famous photo below. Extremely rare to the market—the only examples I have seen in my career.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
200 Lex Booth Number 48
Incollect Reference Number 338561
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