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Donald Knorr, Chair 132U in Metal, 1950's



Donald Knorr for Knoll, signed. 132U chair whose seat and back are made of a metal curved and galvanized ribbon in steel and forming an cone drilled in its center and maintened in shape by bolting on a tubular base with four legs in painted steel. Work realized in the 1950's. Dimensions: H 78 x W 48 x D 53 cm Donald Knorr (1922-2003) is an American designer and architect. After graduating in architecture in 1947, he joined the firm of Eero Saarinen. He collaborated in the development of furniture pieces of the series 70. The next year Saarinen encouraged Donald Knorr to participate to the International competition organized in 1948 by the MoMA in New York where he proposed the idea of the chair 132U which obtained the first prize.


  • Creator
    Donald Knorr (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.71 in. (78 cm)Width: 18.9 in. (48 cm)Depth: 20.87 in. (53 cm)
  • Style
    Other (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Saint-Ouen, FR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: LS4468831B1stDibs: LU959123640712

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