Artist/Designer: David Rowland
b. 1924-2010 Los Angeles, California
Title: 40/4 Chair (1:6 Scale Miniature) Prototype
Medium: Chromed steel, molded plywood
Dimensions: 5" h x 3" x 3"
Manufacturer: Vitra Design Museum
Details: This prototype was produced as a model for a potential custom order of miniatures from the European producer of the full size chair. This design was never produced as a miniature as part of the Vitra Design Museum Collection. In perfect condition, with small wooden crate.
Notes from the Archive: David Rowland designed this chair as an elegant alternative to the folding chair, while living in a $40 a month, one-room apartment in Manhattan. It's name refers to the fact that forty chairs can stack up to four feet high, and was designed to save space while offering both a comfortable and sculptural chair. In 1964, the design was awarded the grand prize at the prestigious Milan Triennale and the full size version is in the permanent collection of MoMA and several other international museums.
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