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1952

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1991

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Swivel Chair (USA), 1952

This is a Swivel chair. It was designed by Charles Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller Furniture Company. It is dated 1952 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is enameled steel, wood, wool upholstery. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Mel Byars.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 82 x 49 x 56.5 cm (32 5/16 x 19 5/16 x 22 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Swivel Chair (USA), 1952; Designed by Charles Eames (American, 1907–1978); enameled steel, wood, wool upholstery; H x W x D: 82 x 49 x 56.5 cm (32 5/16 x 19 5/16 x 22 1/4 in.); Gift of Mel Byars; 1991-59-1

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