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Art Deco Streamline Lounge Chair by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller, circa 1937



Art Deco streamline lounge chair by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller, circa 1937, amazing quality and design, extremely comfortable. Important transitional design from Art Deco to Modern, retains original burgundy mohair fabric. Minor fabric pulls, worn arms, hand delivery avail to New York City or anywhere en route from Buffalo NY.


  • Creator
    Herman Miller (Manufacturer),Gilbert Rohde (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Depth: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Chair retains its original mohair fabric upholstery,arms well worn,one area fabric pulled ,damaged from cat.
  • Seller Location
    Buffalo, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1062411563273

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    Ships From: Buffalo, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About Herman Miller (Manufacturer)

No other business of its kind did more than the Herman Miller Furniture Company to introduce modern design into American homes. Working with legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard, the Zeeland, Michigan-based firm fostered some of the boldest expressions of what we now call mid-century modern style. In doing so, Herman Miller produced some of the most beautiful, iconic and, one can even say, noblest furniture ever.

Founded in 1923, Herman Miller was originally known for grand historicist bedroom suites: heavily ornamented wood furniture that appealed to a high-minded, wealthier clientele. The company — named for its chief financial backer — began to suffer in the early 1930s as the Great Depression hit, and D.J. De Pree, the company’s CEO, feared bankruptcy. In 1932, aid came in the form of Gilbert Rohde, a self-taught furniture designer who had traveled widely in Europe, absorbing details of the Art Deco movement and other modernist influences.  After persuading De Pree that the growing middle-class required smaller, lighter household furnishings, Rohde set a new course for Herman Miller, creating sleek chairs, tables and cabinetry that were the essence of the Streamline Moderne style.

Rohde died suddenly in 1944. The following year, De Pree turned to George Nelson, an architect who had written widely about modern furniture design. Under Nelson’s leadership, Herman Miller would embrace new technologies and materials and audacious biomorphic forms. Some of the pieces the company produced are now emblems of 20th century American design, including the Eames lounge chair and ottoman and Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Coconut chair. As you can see on 1stDibs, such instantly recognizable furnishings have become timeless — staples of a modernist décor; striking, offbeat notes in traditional environments.

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