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Chippendale chairs by Robert Venturi (set of 6 x)

Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Origin United States, Pennsylvania
Period 1980-1999
Materials Molded plywood with laminated finish
W. 23.5 in; H. 37.5 in; D. 23.75 in;
W. 59.69 cm; H. 95.25 cm; D. 60.33 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1985
Number of Pieces 6-7
Description From the late 1970s through the '80s, many architects and designers, reacting against the dictates of modernism, looked to Neoclassical forms and materials for inspiration. Visual references derived from art and architecture superseded functionalism. Overt historical references and decoration transformed architecture, furniture, tabletop accessories, and jewelry into objects of fantasy. Well-known architects Robert Venturi, Michael Graves, and others accepted commissions to design products for such diverse international companies as Knoll, Alessi, and Formica.

Over a period of more than five years, beginning in the late 1970s, Robert Venturi designed his first furniture line. Knoll International initially asked for three seating types, to which Venturi added six more chairs, three tables, and a sofa. The collection included a variety of major historical furniture styles-Chippendale, Queen Anne, Empire, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Biedermeier, Gothic Revival, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco.
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Contemporary, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 344966
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