Weber’s most famous work is probably this armchair, which exemplified the clean, streamlined style of the age, with its seat supported by a cantilevered frame reminiscent of wooden aircraft components.
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Who designed Deco Airline Chairs?
This American art deco armchair was designed in 1936 by Karl Emmanuel Martin (KEM) Weber (1889 – 1963). In 1935 Weber could not find a manufacturer for his “Airline Chair”. The several hundred he sold to Disney Studios were made by local cabinet makers. In 1936 he sold the concept (A wood chair that had no screws nails or bolts and could be shipped “flat”) to the Mueller Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan who manufactured this chair.
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Although it was practical, stylish and economical to construct and ship, the Airline chair failed to find a volume manufacturer, and most surviving examples come from the batch of 300 made for the Walt Disney Studios, largely by craftsmen rather than machines.
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What are its dimensions?
- H. 31-1/2,
- W. 24-3/4,
- D. 33 in.
(80 x 62.9 x 83.8 cm)
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