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Set of Three Vintage Modern Design Institute of America Bucket Chairs

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A super chic set of three bronze finish bucket chairs on casters made by Design Institute of America. From a very chic vintage Palm Springs Estate, the chairs have been newly upholstered in a high end European jacquard in modern grafitti pattern. The amazing design of these chairs make the seats look like they appear to be floating. Design Institute America / DIA American, 1971 design institute america furniture Founded by Robert Cameron Winzeler, Jr. , Design Institute America was founded in 1971 as a renaming of Winzeler's Acme Metal Products. The company is known for it's modern and transitional furnishing and accents. After college and military service as a first lieutenant in the Air Material Command between 1955 and 1957, Winzeler returned to Montpelier and joined the family business, Winzeler Stamping, a producer of custom metal stamping components for industries including home furnishings. Winzeler was named CEO and chairman in 1970. He left the CEO position in 1997, but retained the chairman title. An entrepreneur, he founded Winzeler Pacific, Winzeler South and Acme Metal Products, which became Design Institute America in 1971. Designer Rick Lee, who won a table design contest sponsored by Design Institute America in the late 1980s, said Winzeler helped open doors for furniture designers. "He gave so many wonderful opportunities to many designers and artists," Lee said. Design Institute American furniture design and accents remain popular today.
  • Creator:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 29 in (73.66 cm)Width: 25 in (63.5 cm)Depth: 17.5 in (44.45 cm)Seat Height: 22.5 in (57.15 cm)
  • Style:
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Metal,Anodized
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1970s
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. New European chenille in beautiful abstract cut velvet type pattern used on upholstery.
  • Seller Location:
    Palm Springs, CA
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 11022351stDibs: LU176726361283
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