Maple Plywood Side Chair with Red Velvet Upholstery, Prototype by Peter Danko For Sale
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Maple Plywood Side Chair with Red Velvet Upholstery, Prototype by Peter Danko

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The original prototype designed and created for Windows on the World, the exclusive restaurant that was in the Twin Towers that came down on September 11, 2001. This chair, as the prototype, is suspected to be the only one remaining in existence. The chair was a collaboration between designer Peter Danko and architect Hugh Hardy for the 1996 renovation after the bombing of the World Trade Center garage in 1993. The concept behind the chairs was to have mirrored asymmetrical backs mimicking people leaning into each other in conversation. Windows on the World was a chic restaurant collection on the 106th and 107th of the North Tower of the World Trade Center Complex in NYC. Guests were greeted with a stunning view of skyline of Manhattan. The restaurant operated from 1976 until September 11, 2001 when they were destroyed in the collapse of the Twin Towers and the Manhattan skyline was forever changed that terrible day. This chair is the only surviving remnant of a once elegant and iconic restaurant. Original drawings included with purchase. Maple plybent construction, red wool velvet upholstery, natural finish.                        

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Original drawings included with purchase. Maple Plybent Construction, Red Wool Velvet Upholstery, Natural Finish. One of a kind original prototype. Never used. Excellent Condition.
  • Dimensions
    H 36 in. x W 18 in. x D 24 in.H 91.44 cm x W 45.72 cm x D 60.96 cm
  • Seat Height
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Seller Location
    York, PA
  • Reference Number
    LU4679215010982
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Peter Danko is an award-winning designer, inventor, and master craftsman. His personal challenge is to make beautiful objects with materials that Obviously Manifest Green (OMG). He believes it is the job of architects and designers to incorporate OMG materials to move people to create a more environmentally balanced world. Peter’s designs reflect an Eco Modern aesthetic – maximizing resources, cutting waste, upcycling materials, and inventing new techniques. Most well-known for his chairs, after nearly 40 years of innovation, Peter has begun manufacturing his own bent wood creations by hand in his studio located in York, PA. Peter's work is rigorously functional, but at its core is high art and sculpture. Furniture design is about style and fashion. His work, like art, has meaning beyond style - the shapes are timeless and innovative. Using new materials in ways never pursued by conventional manufacturing, Peter is constantly drive to think outside the normal realm of design. He simply does not stop inventing and trying to improve designs while reducing the waste in the world. Recently featured in the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery and the Delaware Museum of Art, Danko chairs, benches, tables, and kitchens can be seen worldwide in universities, libraries, restaurants, and homes. They are clean, sleek, and memorable - bringing a touch of nature to the indoors and always striving to be OMG.

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