Machine Age Modern
Rudolph M. Schindler for Sardi's Restaurant, Hollywood
In 1932, restaurateur Eddie Brandstatter commissioned Ruldolph M. Schindler to design the Los Angeles restaurant Sardi’s. Located at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, Sardi’s became a local hot-spot, frequented by film industry elite including Charlie Chaplin, Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford. For the design, Schindler crafted a Machine Age façade and interior to compliment the glittering clientele while remaining steadfast to his Modernist values. For the furnishings, he utilized curvilinear forms to soften the hard-edges of the restaurant floor plan, illustrated in the present lot, a graceful dining chair in spun aluminum with rubber details.