Details

Title

Lounge Chair (Model C-19-C)

Artist/Maker

Karl Emanuel Martin "Kem" Weber (American, born Germany, 1889–1963), designer
Lloyd Manufacturing Co., Menominee, MI, established 1906, manufacturer

Date

ca. 1936-1937

Medium

Chrome-plated steel and Naugahyde upholstery

Dimensions

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Credit

Purchase with funds from the Decorative Arts Acquisition Trust

Accession #

1988.224 A-C

On View

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 3, Gallery 310

Born in Germany but active in the United States for most of his career, “Kem” Weber was both a designer and architect who provided sketches for everything from coffee tables and light fixtures to gas stations and luxury storefronts, eventually serving as the main architect of Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. His lounge chair design for Michigan-based Lloyd Manufacturing Company illustrates his commitment to modern materials like chrome and Naugahyde (an artificial leather produced at an accessible price point) and his preference for dynamic geometries, such as the signature teardrop-shaped armrests that recall the latest airplane fuselages and automobile chassis.