About this artwork
German émigré Kem Weber designed original and colorful furniture and interiors devoid of overt historical references and evocative of modern times. Produced as part of a nine-piece dining-room suite manufactured by Grand Rapids Chair Company (including this armchair and matching serving table [1985.5]), the striking green surface of the chair attests to Weber’s knowledge of French Art Moderne, while its smooth contours anticipate the sleek look of American streamlined design that would become popular in the 1930s.
- Kem Weber
- Grand Rapids (Object made in)
- c. 1928–1929
- Painted wood and leather upholstery
- 102.9 × 54.6 × 50.7 cm (40 1/2 × 21 1/2 × 20 in.)
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Steinfeld