Modern Design /16 March 2003


A.J. Donahue

lounge chairs, pair
Canada, c. 1949
walnut plywood, leather, brass
35 w × 34 d × 29 h in (89 × 86 × 74 cm)

Donahue worked in the Building Research Division of the National Research Council of Canada where he assisted in post-war development of new materials. Following the lead of the Eames' in the United States, Donahue experimented with molded plywood and developed this chair in limited numbers in the late 1940s.

estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $4,600

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