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1958

  • Work on this object began.

1986

  • We acquired this object.

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Swag Leg Chair, 1958

This is a chair. It was designed by George Nelson and manufactured by Herman Miller Furniture Company. It is dated 1958 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is molded fiberglass, swaged tubular steel, rubber composite. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • 4658 Desk, 1946
  • walnut veneer on pine, tubular steel, leather, perforated sheet aluminum.
  • Promised gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 7065.55.2015

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 78 x 71.5 x 67 cm (30 11/16 x 28 1/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Swag Leg Chair, 1958; Designed by George Nelson (American, 1907 – 1986); USA; molded fiberglass, swaged tubular steel, rubber composite; H x W x D: 78 x 71.5 x 67 cm (30 11/16 x 28 1/8 x 26 3/8 in.); Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor; 1986-99-45

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