International Decorative Art

Go Chair

Go Chair

Design Date 2001

Designer Ross Lovegrove (b. 1958, English)

Manufacturer Bernhardt Design / Bernhardt Furniture Makers (1889–present), Lenoir, NC

Media powder-coated magnesium frame with wood veneer seat

Dimensions 30 1/2 x 23 x 26 1/2 inches

Ross Lovegrove studied at Manchester Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art. In the early 80s he worked for Frog Design in West Germany as a designer. He later moved to Paris to consult for Knoll International. He has won numerous international awards and his work has been exhibited widely.

Lovegrove designed the Go Chair without a single straight line and made of the lightest and strongest of all structural metals, magnesium. It was first realized in cast aluminum, but that proved to be too heavy. Lovegrove’s design was inspired by streamlined modern American automobiles. Esquire magazine stated that the Go Chair was for the man who wants his chair to resemble a race car.

ON VIEW in Postmodern Gallery 8

Markings Bernhart Design tags underneath

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2005.0005