Sandows No. 5 Side Chair, 1929
This is a side chair. It was designed by René Herbst. It is dated 1929 and we acquired it in 2006. Its medium is bent chromium-plated tubular steel, fiber, rubber. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This spare, minimalist design is part of a series executed in 1928–29. The inclusion of bungee cord-like elastic bands for the seat and back, normally reserved for luggage racks and sports equipment of the period, make the chair a very early example of the application of such materials in seating design.
This object was
purchased with funds from:
Esme Usdan and
General Acquisitions Endowment.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of Esme Usdan and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 88 × 43.5 × 48 cm (34 5/8 × 17 1/8 × 18 7/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Sandows No. 5 Side Chair, 1929; Designed by René Herbst (French, 1891–1982); France; bent chromium-plated tubular steel, fiber, rubber; H x W x D: 88 × 43.5 × 48 cm (34 5/8 × 17 1/8 × 18 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Esme Usdan and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2006-17-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Looking Forward/ Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th- and 21st-Century Design.