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Geiger Sled Lounge Chair

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Geiger Sled Lounge Chair
Description
The leather-upholstered seat of Ward Bennett’s chair offers welcoming comfort, but its design-driven appeal is in the X-shaped, welded steel base. inspired by the runners of a sled, it also evokes the utilitarian aesthetic of a folding chair (permanently open). The padded seat and back are covered in black Modern Classic Leather. Produced by Geiger for Herman Miller®, a manufacturer in MoMA’s collection. Made in the USA.

Ward Bennett left school at 13 to begin working in New York City’s Garment District. That began a period of learning by doing, gaining hands-on experience in several crafts and trades. He cites several prominent influences, including Hans Hoffman and Georgia O’Keeffe, but his greatest teachers were the unsung makers of everyday objects. By the mid 1960s, he was ahead of the curve in introducing an industrial aesthetic into furnishings and housewares. As the AIA put it, his genius was in "transforming industrial hardware into sublime objects.” His impressive and varied list of clients includes Chase Manhattan Bank, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, and President Lyndon Johnson. He designed more than 150 different chairs, some of which are still in production today. His work—from paperweights to flatware—is represented in MoMA’s collection.
Details
  • Designer
    Ward Bennett
  • Size
    31h x 28.5w x 31.5"d
  • Materials
    Steel, Foam, Plywood, Leather
  • Year of Design
    1966
  • Origin
    United States of America