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Side chair

Designer:
Henry van de Velde (Belgian, Antwerp 1863–1957 Zurich)
Manufacturer:
Scheidermantel, Weimar
Date:
1903
Medium:
Oak, upholstery
Dimensions:
H.37-3/8, W.20-1/8, D.21 inches (94.9 x 51.1 x 53.3 cm.)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lita Annenberg Hazen Charitable Trust Gift, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.54.2
Not on view
Although a Belgian, van de Velde founded an Arts and Crafts school in Weimar, Germany, that was strongly influenced by the principles of the English design reformer William Morris. It was called the Bauhaus, and under the directorship of van de Velde's successor, Walter Gropius, it became the leading exponent of international modernism in the 1920s.
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