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.
- Peter Behrens (Designer)
- Ebonized oak and woven rattan
- 99.1 × 45.1 × 54.6 cm (39 × 17 3/4 × 21 1/2 in.)
- Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Steinfeld