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Tracing the designs of 4 basic chairs
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DRN



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone notice the nifty portable sun/wind/(prying eyes?) shield on the terrace outside of the Sun Cottage in the pics of Bill's post? I'd never seen this accessory before.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remarkable, Bill. Your analysis has the absolute ring of truth, to my ear.

I've never seen these photos or anything like them. Will wonders never cease !


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Ringstrom sends today a link to a photo of a Hanna house side or dining chair.

http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/1698?rpp=30&pg=1&ft=frank+lloyd+wright&pos=13

This chair, and cousins in at least two other locations, are found on pages 2, 4, 8, 10, and 14 of this thread. On pages 10 and 14 Bill Schwarz provides us with two of his typically generous contributions.

On page 14 we see a chair identified as belonging to the Walker or the Neils house, in which the bottoms of the side wings of the chair are not cut back as in the earlier versions at Hanna (but not, curiously, at the postwar Sun Cottage); this change would presumably have enhanced the stability of the chair somewhat . . .

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The chairs didn't last long at Hanna. They were very unstable. Sturges also has dining chairs that are a bit of a challenge.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill explains quite nicely the evolution, and quotes Hanks to the effect that Wright advised Paul Hanna to junk the chairs . . .

Sturges has a variant of the Goetsch-Winckler/Sondern/Rosenbaum/Wall/Baird three-legged design; see pp 5 and 7 of the thread. As a living-room chair the front leg extends further and the seating position is a bit lower; as an upright dining chair the leg is pulled in, resulting in a tippier chair ?

The difference between the pair of designs is analogous to the difference between the Eames LCW and DCW chairs, I guess.

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On page 12 of the thread we illustrate a number of Usonian hassocks. A new entrant on an imaginary "rockiest hassock" list is seen in photos of the Lindholm house, recently relocated to Polymath Park . . .

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=3159&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=165&sid=91c1528ebc4466c9c9377934303f10f6




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