Desk and Chair

Desk and Chair

1979

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Wendell Castle

(American, 1932-)

Maple, stack lamination

Chair: 75 x 61 x 61 cm (29 1/2 x 24 x 24 in.); Desk: 79 x 173 x 66 cm (31 1/8 x 68 1/8 x 26 in.)

Gift of Susan L. Hanna in honor of Marvin A. Feldstein 2014.376

Description

This desk and chair were made using a process of carving stacked wood that could be cantilevered for strength, allowing the creation of exaggerated forms. A leading figure in the American studio craft movement, Wendell Castle uses biomorphic forms when creating functional pieces.

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