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Richard Meier Model 820 Low Stools

Item #VINT009

SOLD

VINTAGE ITEM


Date of design: 1982
Dates of manufacture: 1982 to ca.1992
These stools, part of the Meier Collection designed by New York Five architect Richard Meier, represent an expansion of ideas first explored while designing chairs for the Guggenheim reading room in the 1970s.


NOTE: This is an "as is" sale of a one of a kind item that is no longer manufactured by Knoll. Vintage items are pre-owned and are not returnable.

Details

Construction and Details
  • Laminated hard maple veneers and solid hard maple
  • Mortise and tenon construction
  • Hand-rubbed black lacquer-urethane finish
  • Richard Meier's personal mark is imprinted in each piece


This is an "as is" sale of a one of a kind item that is no longer manufactured by Knoll. Vintage items are pre-owned and are not returnable. Contact us for more information.

Dimensions

A graduate of Cornell University, Richard Meier worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as well as for Marcel Breuer before founding his own practice in 1963. Meier, among the most celebrated second-generation modernists, was part of the “New York Five” — a label coined by Arthur Drexler to describe the Corbusian influences that Meier, Peter Eisenman, Michel Graves, Charles Gwathmey and John Hejduk all exhibited in their work from the early 1970s. Meier’s seminal project, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, exemplifies his signature aesthetic. Meier was awarded the esteemed Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1984.

In the early 1980s, Meier approached Knoll with a chair he had initially designed for the Guggenheim reading room. Seeing the design’s potential, Knoll commissioned Meier to explore further. The resulting collection incorporated Meier’s own philosophy of design with the influence of 20th century masters like Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh to create a wonderful example of physical comfort, quality construction, and pure design.