Easy Chair, Made 1923, Used by Henry Ford at the Ford Motor Company Engineering Laboratory

Summary

Sidney Houghton, a high-end interior designer based in London, was commissioned by Henry Ford for a number of projects in the 1920s. In 1924, Houghton furnished Henry and Edsel Ford's personal offices in the newly-completed Ford Engineering Laboratory. Houghton designed and fabricated everything for the offices -- from furniture to lighting to textiles -- at his workshops in England.

Sidney Houghton, a high-end interior designer based in London, was commissioned by Henry Ford for a number of projects in the 1920s. In 1924, Houghton furnished Henry and Edsel Ford's personal offices in the newly-completed Ford Engineering Laboratory. Houghton designed and fabricated everything for the offices -- from furniture to lighting to textiles -- at his workshops in England.

Artifact

Easy chair

Date Made

1923

Creators

Houghton, Sidney Charles, 1872-1950 

Houghton Studio 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England, London 

Creator Notes

Designed by Sidney Houghton, and fabricated by The Houghton Studio, London, England.

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Ford Engineering Laboratory

Object ID

00.136.430.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Polyvinyl chloride
Wood (Plant Material)
Brass (Alloy)

Color

Brown

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