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Katavolos Kelly and Littell T-Chairs in Original Black Leather

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Katavolos, Kelley and Littell, four dining chairs, chrome-plated steel, enamelled steel and all black leather, United States, 1952. This set of elegant and playful three-legged chairs seems almost too delicate to sit in. But in fact these sensuous chairs are very strong. The chairs are sensuous and sculptural and feature wonderful detailing in both seat and legs. The leather is connected to the frame on three points only resulting in a floating seat. The steel frame holds the leather by means of three separate T-shaped metal rods that are connected via a black connective T. Hence the nickname T-chair. This set is especially interesting as the leather is completely black, both front and back. In 1952 William Katavolos, Douglas Kelley and Ross Littell, graduates of the Pratt Institute in New York embarked on a six year collaboration in designing textiles, dinnerware and furniture at Laverne which was established in 1938. One of their most popular designs was the T-chair. The chair is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 31.89 in. x W 23.23 in. x D 22.84 in.H 81 cm x W 59 cm x D 58 cm
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Reference Number
    LU933110822433
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