One of my favorite pieces of this research project has been finding the unknown things about the chairs. Any time I find something and go AH-HA… I know I have filled that need. I am currently looking into several chairs and designers where questions have popped up and need answers. I love the one’s you can’t answer on the internet and have to go to a convention to speak to designers or manufacturers or just open a book.
The 1955 chair was designed as a fully fiberglass chair to go with Sarrinen’s Tulip Table. The design was picked up and modified by a 1960’s tv show Star Trek.