Herman Sperlich "Health Chair" for Ironrite Corporation, 1938

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Originally designed by Herman Sperlich for the Ironrite Corporation, this chair is an example of early ergonomic design and was originally designed to be used by factory workers. Now it is considered a collector's item, and is included in the permanent collection at MoMA. Patent No. 0112453. This piece has heavy patina, but that is in keeping with the Industrial nature and beauty of the piece.
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Creator
Herman A. Sperlich (Designer), 
Ironrite Ironer Company (Manufacturer)
Of the Period
Industrial
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1938
Period
20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Polychromed   Plywood
Enameled   Steel
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
27 in. H x 16.75 in. W x 13.5 in. D
69 cm H x 43 cm W x 34 cm D
Seat Height
17 in. (43 cm)
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU176324330683
Address
Neal Beckstedt
134 West 26th Street
Suite 1140
New York NY 10001
US
(917) 338-4827
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