Cross Check™ Arm ChairPrice: $3,867.00
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Design by Frank Gehry, 1992.
In a Santa Monica workshop established by Knoll in 1989, Frank Gehry began experimenting with a new approach to material and structure. Three years later, Gehry's groundbreaking collection of laminated maple chairs and tables was previewed at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Inspired by the woven construction of apple crates he had played on as a child, Gehry began to weave thin strips of wood into lightweight fluid forms. The ribbon-like designs transcend the conventions of style by focusing on the essential challenge of integrating material and structure. During assembly, all wood grains are placed in the same direction for resilience. Designed for ergonomic movement and flexibility. The backs on all chairs flex for added comfort.
The Cross Check Chair is available with or without an optional fish-shaped cushion, produced in 1" thick high-resiliency foam and upholstered in a variety of textile options. Select with or without optional cushion, then select cushion upholstery textile and color.
Each chair comes stamped with the KnollStudio logo, Frank Gehry's signature and the date of production.
Material(s): Laminated Maple with or without high-resiliency foam and fabric (content dependent on textile/leather selection)
- 28.5"W X 24.875"D X 33.625"H
- Seat Height: 18.1"H
- Arm Height: 28.75"H
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Designer: Frank Gehry
Frank O. Gehry is the principal of the Los Angeles, California, architecture firm of Frank O. Gehry & Associates. Frank Gehry's designs, which explore the possibilities inherent both in the methods of constructing and assembling architecture and in the formal composition of architectural forms, have been built or proposed all across the United States. Frank Gehry is the recipient of the Arnold W. Bnumer Award of the American Institute of Arts and Sciences (1983) and of numerous local and national design awards.View other products by Frank Gehry
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