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Chair, Size 4, R82 Scallop, 2016

This is a Chair, Size 4. It was designed by R82. It is dated 2016. Its medium is shell: polypropylene; cushion: polyester and polyurethane; straps: polypropylene.

Designer Keira Gwynn originally created this simple, portable, and versatile seat as a student project for use as an indoor or outdoor aid in floor sitting or to add extra support attached to a chair. By enclosing the seat around the child’s pelvis and trunk, it provides stability without preventing movement, providing sensory feedback that creates a sense of calm and relaxation.

This object was donated by R82. It is credited Gift of Convaid | R82.

  • Chair (USA), 1966
  • bronze-plated steel, nylon upholstery.
  • Gift of Knoll Associates, Inc..
  • 1971-16-1
  • Spun Chair, 2010
  • rotationally molded polyethylene.
  • Gift of Herman Miller, Inc..
  • 2012-18-1

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Up 1 Chair, 1969
  • molded polyurethane foam, stretch fabric upholstery.
  • Gift of the Estate of Frederick N. Babbish.
  • 1991-94-5
  • UP 3 Chair, 1969
  • polyurethane foam, fabric.
  • Gift of the Estate of Frederick N. Babbish.
  • 1991-94-4
  • Vermelha Chair, 2007
  • bent epoxy-coated steel, hand woven dyed cotton rope, aluminum.
  • Gift of Edra SpA, Italy.
  • 2007-39-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 35.7 × 29.6 × 35.7 cm (14 1/16 × 11 5/8 × 14 1/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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