Modern Design /28 March 2004


Gideon Kramer

Ion chairs, set of four
American Desk Corporation
USA, 1962
chrome plated steel, fiberglass, rubber
18½ w × 20 d × 33¼ h in (47 × 51 × 84 cm)

Created for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle, the Ion chair illustrates the prevailing trend toward new materials and Futurist ideals. Matched set of four in uncommon color. Literature: Sitting on the Edge: Modernist Design from the Collection of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd, San Francisco Museum of Art, 1990, pg. 163

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,360

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