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Desk and Chair

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Desk and Chair

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Frank Lloyd Wright , designer, Steelcase, Inc. , manufacturer

Date

1936–1939

Medium

Enameled steel, walnut, and brass-plating

Accession #

1984.371.1-2

Dimensions

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Location

Description

Designed for a specific interior space—like virtually all of Frank Lloyd Wright’s furniture—this strikingly original desk and chair reflect the circular shapes and brick color of the S. C. Johnson & Son Administration Building for which they were made. With their frames of cast-aluminum piping, multilevel, cantilevered work surface, swinging rather than sliding drawers, removable wastebaskets, and built-in lighting tubes, the desk and its three-legged chair are remarkable examples of Wright’s innovative design sensibility.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Decorative Arts Endowment

Image Copyright

(c) 2002 Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York