Design by Takeshi Nii, 1958.
Designer Takeshi Nii named the "NY Chair" after his family name Nii, and also the Danish word for "new" or "fresh". The designer's passion for chairs began when he saw a director's chair in a magazine before WWII. While repeating tests for functional chairs, Nii saw a beautiful chair with a fabric seat from Denmark. Inspired by these chairs, Nii produced this folding chair (designed in 1958) which won numerous awards and later became a permanent feature at MOMA in 1970.
This versatile chair tucks away on a whim, folding to just 5" in width for storage in the smallest of spaces.
Designer Takeshi Nii's policy is to produce functional and reasonable chairs for daily use. Easily folded and tucked away for storage then pulled and moved to one place or many for use, the NY Chair meets these design principles splendidly.
Compactly folds to 5.5" W and stands by itself. Washable, strong 100% cotton canvas.
Material(s): 100% cotton, beech wood and steel piping
Dimensions: Height to Arms 14" Height to Back 34" W 23" D 16"; Seat Height 13" at front and 8.66" at back
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nice design and well made .
By: Liz, Homeowner (Silicone Valley,California)
I have had a NY chair plus ottoman about 25 years ago.It lasted for a long time,but it finally wore out.For years I have been looking to replace it,but the store where I bought it in San Francisco closed a long time ago.Finally,while looking on the Internet I found it.At first I was a little concerned about the color "orange ",but once it arrived I really liked it.I would probably call the color Persimmon. This was my first shopping experience at Y-Living and I was very pleased with the service. I will keep this in mind when shopping in the future.
Designer: Takeshi Nii
"I wanted to produce a chair where one can just sit in and relax after eating a nice meal."
- Takeshi Nii