Lounge Chair. Ca. 1952
Manufactured by New Dimensions Furniture, USA
Black woven steel mesh.
One of the research bibles for those of us who began their careers in the 1990’s as dealers and auction specialists is Cara Greenberg’s Midcentury Modern, first published in 1984. It was loaded with famous and rare designs by Eames, Noguchi, Mollino and many others, but also chock full of obscure American pieces from the 1950’s “Good Design” era as promoted by MoMA and other institutions. It is where I first saw the wire-mesh designs of Sol Bloom, whose “Catch-All” was included in MoMA’s November 1951 Good Design exhibition. The present lounge chair has been in the gallery’s collection since 2005 and is the first time we have made it available for purchase.
24.5" L x 20" W x 29" H / 62.2cm L x 50.8cm W x 73.7cm H