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"Gothic Revival" Chair

Designed by Robert Venturi, American, 1925 - 2018. Made by Knoll, East Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1938 - present.

Made in United States, North and Central America

Designed 1979-1984; made 1984

Bent laminated wood and painted plastic laminate

40 3/4 x 20 1/4 x 23 inches (103.5 x 51.4 x 58.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Marion Boulton Stroud, 1999

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This chair was hand-painted by the Philadelphia artist R. Michael Wommack for the first public exhibition of the firm's Knoll furniture at the Knoll showroom in New York in May 1984. The allover design was adapted from an abstract, multicolored pattern by the Italian designer Paola Navone, who was inspired in its creation by television static.