International Decorative Art

Vanity Bench

Vanity Bench

Design Date c. 1925

Designer Paul Frankl (1886–1958, American, b. Austria)

Manufacturer Frankl Galleries (1921-1945), Hollywood, CA; New York, NY

Media ebonized and lacquered wood and cloth upholstery

Dimensions 23 x 35 x 14 1/2 inches

American Designer Paul Frankl wrote several design books and in them stated that the ideal modern chair should be designed with “continuous and unbroken lines”. The Vanity Bench follows such principles as the arms of the bench share one continuous line with the seat. The Vanity Bench exudes tones of the 1920s jazz age with its color and sleek design.

ON VIEW in Vanity & Vice: American Art Deco in Temporary Gallery 12

Markings unmarked

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2006.1416