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Chair

A work made of ebonized oak and woven rattan.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of ebonized oak and woven rattan.

Date:

1902

Artist:

Designed by Peter Behrens
German, 1868-1940
Germany

About this artwork

Peter Behrens designed this chair for a model dining room display at the Wertheim department store in Berlin in 1902. It was one of twelve architect-designed rooms installed in the prominent German store; these rooms helped disseminate modern design to consumers. Behrens repeated the pattern of geometric forms on the furniture, lighting, wallpaper, and carpet of the room.

On View

Applied Arts of Europe, Gallery 246

Artist

Peter Behrens (Designer)

Title

Chair

Origin

Germany

Date

1902

Medium

Ebonized oak and woven rattan

Dimensions

99.1 × 45.1 × 54.6 cm (39 × 17 3/4 × 21 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Steinfeld

Reference Number

1993.157

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