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1984

  • Work on this object began.

1989

  • We acquired this object.

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The Sportes Mesh Chair Armchair, 1984

This is a armchair. It was designed by Ronald Cecil Sportes and manufactured by JG Furniture Systems, Inc.. It is dated 1984 and we acquired it in 1989. Its medium is enameled, molded mesh steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Ronald Sportes, a leading contemporary French architect and designer, is known internationally mainly for his large architectural projects, designed this mesh armchair to furnish the former French president François Mitterrand’s private apartments at the Elysée Palace. For this project, Sportes reinterpreted the classic armchair, a plush and comfortable staple, creating instead this curvilinear, cold – yet elegant, sculptural, modernist piece of furniture.

This object was donated by JG Furniture Systems, Inc.. It is credited Gift of JG Furniture Systems, Inc..

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

  • Bubbles Chaise Longue, ca. 1988
  • layered and bent corrugated cardboard.
  • Museum purchase from the Members' Acquisitions Fund of Cooper-Hewitt,....
  • 2012-3-1

Its dimensions are

82.5 x 90.5 x 100 cm (32 1/2 x 35 5/8 x 39 3/8 in. )

Cite this object as

The Sportes Mesh Chair Armchair, 1984; Designed by Ronald Cecil Sportes (French, b. 1943); France; enameled, molded mesh steel; 82.5 x 90.5 x 100 cm (32 1/2 x 35 5/8 x 39 3/8 in. ); Gift of JG Furniture Systems, Inc.; 1989-57-1

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