Gilbert Rohde slipper chair for Herman Miller Circa 1930s. Wonderful art deco, slipper, lounge chair by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller features a rounded profile with upholstered seat and back. This piece has been reupholstered in a Kravet white boucle (looped or curled in French). Brand new fabric and foam. Legs and back pieces are made of solid mahogany and have been restored. This chair would make a great side chair. It will fit into a variety of interior design styles.
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Dimensions: 29.5"H x 34"W x 21.25"D
Seat Height: 16"H
More About the Designer:
Gilbert Rohde (1894–1944), whose career as a furniture and industrial designer helped to define American modernism during its first phase from the late 1920s to World War II, and is best known today for inaugurating modern design at Herman Miller Inc. Rohde was a tireless advocate for modern furniture and interiors in American homes, apartments, offices, commercial and institutional settings. He designed many lines of modular furniture, promoted for its flexibility, functionality, and suitability for apartments and small homes. He became known for experimenting with industrial materials in furniture and interiors, including Plexiglas, Lucite, Bakelite, and Fabrikoid (a leather-like fabric made by DuPont). One of his most innovative designs was a molded Plexiglas chair made in 1939, and shown at the Rohm and Haas display at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Of the two prototypes of this chair, one was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in 2000. Rohde's work is included in major museum collections among them: the Brooklyn Museum, the Wolfsonian, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Henry Ford, the Newark Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art. In Europe his work is owned by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Vitra Design Museum.