Davis J. Pratt Chair 1948

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Pratt was awarded second prize in the category of Seating Units for this entry. The chair is made from a folded rubber inner tube atop rubber-tipped metal legs. Its four component parts were designed to flat-pack for easy shipping and storage. Pratt was among the first students at the School of Design in Chicago (later the Institute of Design), and in the 1940s he worked with the Presentation Branch of the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, D.C.

Gallery label from What Was Good Design? MoMA's Message, 1944–56, May 6, 2009–January 10, 2011.
Davis J. Pratt
Fabric-covered inflated tube seat and metal rod
26 x 24 1/2 x 27" (66 x 62.2 x 68.6 cm)
Gift of the designer
Object number
Architecture and Design

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