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Terna Chair, 1985–86

This is a Chair. It was designed by G. Cairoli and manufactured by Seccose. It is dated 1985–86 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is steel, enamel, rubber, plastic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

  • Embryo Chair, ca. 1988
  • polished aluminum, molded polyurethane foam covered in neoprene.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2016-5-12

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 78.5 x 47 x 44 cm (30 7/8 x 18 1/2 x 17 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

molded raised letters on underside of plastic seat: "SECCOSE / MOD DEP."

Cite this object as

Terna Chair, 1985–86; Designed by G. Cairoli ; Italy; steel, enamel, rubber, plastic; H x W x D: 78.5 x 47 x 44 cm (30 7/8 x 18 1/2 x 17 5/16 in.); 1986-96-1-a,b

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