Modernist 20th Century /06 June 2004


Paul Frankl

Speed chair
Frankl Galleries
USA, c. 1934
upholstery over wood
36 w × 43 d × 24 h in (91 × 109 × 61 cm)

"Speed has given us a new conception of time. . .and an entirely new variety of shapes and forms that present a minimum of resistance to air currents, they are sleek, streamlined, and their gentle curves are pleasing to the eye." Paul T. Frankl, Space for Living, quote and illustration of this model lounge chair pp. 104-105

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $12,980

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