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Vintage Ion Chair Designed by Gideon Kramer for American Desk Manufacturing (MR14194) Price: $1100 Questions about this item?
Visionary designer, artist, inventor, teacher, builder, lecturer, and businessman -- Seattle"s Gideon Kramer was a true renaissance man. Long fascinated by the relationship between materials, technology, design, and function -- and given to flights of insightful socio-cultural and philosophical musings -- Kramer is recognized as one of the greatest industrial designers of our age. A graduate of the renowned engineering program at Chicago"s Institute of Design, his achievements were myriad. Kramer devised the first truly ergonomic chair in 1946; began conceiving radically new truck designs in the early-1950s; started teaching Industrial Design at the University of Washington in 1957 and architecture workshops at the University of Oregon in 1960. In 1966 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored his "outstanding achievement in fine arts, allied professions, [and] craftsmanship in the industrial arts" by bestowing on him their coveted Industrial Arts Medal.
Kramer"s probable greatest claim to fame was his famous and award-winning ION chair. An icon of mid-century modern furniture design, the ultra-ergonomic chair was a result of his philosophic approach to design. As Kramer told The Seattle Times in 1966, the design came about because he simply viewed the act of sitting as a "dynamic rather than static condition."
Price is for one chair, large quantities available, please inquire.
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