Katavolos Littell and Kelley 'New York' Lounge Chairs

$6,700.00 USD per set
$6,700.00 USD

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William Katavolos, Ross Littell and Douglas Kelley for Laverne International, set of lounge chairs, faux leather, steel, 1950s design, 1980s production, United States.

A pair of lounge chairs designed by William Katavolos, Ross Littell and Douglas Kelley for Laverne International from the Architectural Group One line. The steel frame with black a black cross that functions as a connective tissue creates an open look an floating appearance of the seating. Upholstered in dark brown leather, the tufted cushions create a nice graphical pattern and rhythm. The chairs feature a curved design where the seat flows gracefully into the back. These chairs hold the middle between functionalism and ornate design.

In 1952 William Katavolos, Douglas Kelley and Ross Littell, graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York embarked on a six year collaboration in designing textiles, dinnerware and furniture at Laverne which was established in 1938. One of their most popular designs was this side chair. One chair is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
    

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Douglas Kelly (Designer) Ross Littell and William Katavolos ()
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 29.14 in. Width 28.35 in. Depth 28.35 in. Seat Height 15.36 in.
  • dimensions Height 74 cm Width 72 cm Depth 72 cm Seat Height 39 cm
  • material Leather Steel
  • origin United States
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 45003972