La collection
Table de salle à manger et quatre chaises. La table est dotée d’un plateau en Formica noir et de pieds monopièce en acier tubulaire courbé. Les chaises en porte-à-faux sont elles aussi faites d’acier tubulaire monopièce et dotées de coussins rembourrés noirs.

Table et chaises de salle à manger

Conçu par
Donald Deskey (1894-1989)
Acier tubulaire chromé, stratifié, rembourrage
Produit par
Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Company, Ionia, Michigan
Table: 71.8 x 152.5 x 76.2 cm; Chaises: 81.4 x 40.6 x 54.4 cm (chacunes)

Donald Deskey, best known for his 1932 Radio City Music Hall interiors, was one of the first American designers to introduce tubular-steel furniture in North America. This table features tubular steel and plastic laminate—novel materials in 1930 that were being used by European architects such as Marcel Breuer. Deskey’s side chairs, in fact, are a nod to a chair Breuer designed in 1928.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection, gift of Victoria Barr from the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Barr, Jr.,* D88.139.1–5