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De La Warr Pavilion Chair

A work made of cast and pressed aluminum, steel, and nylon.

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  • A work made of cast and pressed aluminum, steel, and nylon.




BarberOsgerby (English, founded 1996)
Edward Barber (English, born 1969)
Jay Osgerby (English, born 1969)

Manufactured by Established & Sons
English, founded 2005

About this artwork

This highly engineered chair illustrates the working process of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, who take pleasure in experimenting with new materials and technological processes to create elegant work that is pared down to its essential elements. Designed for the recently renovated De La Warr Pavilion, a modernist structure in the south of England, the sleek aluminum frame of the chair was inspired by the clean lines of the building, designed in 1935. The holes in the seat and back of the chair, which was intended for outdoor use, are both decorative and functional, preventing rain from collecting in the seat. However, it is the kickback leg that distinguishes the design from those of other four-legged metal dining chairs.


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Architecture and Design


Barber Osgerby (Designer)


De La Warr Pavilion Chair




Cast and pressed aluminum, steel, and nylon


78 × 58.5 × 56.5 cm (30 11/16 × 23 × 22 1/4 in.)

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Gift of Established & Sons

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