Composed of vinylite and manufactured by a chemical company, this chair typifies the application of wartime materials and production techniques to a postwar context. Miller was an employee of Gallowhur Chemical Company. During World War II he collaborated with a cousin of Franklin D. Roosevelt to design a pocket-sized water desalination device as standard equipment for Army and Navy fliers.
Gallery label from What Was Good Design? MoMA's Message 1944–56, May 6, 2009–January 10, 2011.