International Decorative Art

Art Deco Armchair

Art Deco Armchair

Design Date 1935

Designer Russel Wright (1904–1976, American)

Manufacturer Conant Ball Company (1852–c. 1990), Boston, MA

Media stained northern rock maple wood with metal support and probably original upholstery

Dimensions 31 x 34 1/2 x 34 inches

“Good design is for everyone” is a mantra industrial designer Russel Wright lived by. He designed everything from furniture, fabrics, ceramics and metalware to glassware and even radios. Wright created a series of informal modular furniture designs made of maple for Conant Ball in 1935 that sold at big department stores like Macy’s. The rounded bentwood frames and comfortable soft cushion speaks to the “unique informality of modern American living” that Wright supported in all of his designs.

Not currently on view

Markings unmarked

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2006.0736